Sam Darnold stinks it up in Indy as Jets get crushed by Colts 36-7

By Charles McDonald, New York Daily News on

Published in Football

Another Sunday, another sloppy loss for the Jets. The Jets were absolutely bludgeoned in a 36-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Sam Darnold easily deserves most of the blame for this loss. Darnold threw a pick-six on the Jets' first drive of the game, threw another interception in the end zone before halftime and closed out his hat trick with a pick-six in the fourth quarter.

Gang Green, like most weeks this season, weren't good enough to win against the Colts. This is the Jets' third straight loss to open the season and their third straight loss by double digits.

Outside of Darnold gifting the Colts two touchdowns, the Jets defense struggled to perform as well. Colts quarterback Philip Rivers moved the ball with ease and the Colts were able to convert runs for first downs and touchdowns in high leverage situations.

To make matters worse for the Jets, rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton, who very well might be the best player on the team, missed the entire second half with a shoulder injury.

After the Colts went up 31-7 following Darnold's third interception, Adam Gase went into surrender mode and just started pounding the ball with Frank Gore to close the game.


What else is there to say about this team?

They're not very talented compared to other NFL teams, they're coaching scared, they've suffered an unbelievable amount of injuries and they can't even play a competitive game.

By the time the Colts pulled Rivers from the game, he had completed 80.9% of his passes and averaged more than 10 yards per attempt. He had open windows to throw through all game long as the Colts moved the ball without breaking a sweat.

The offense is bad, the defense is bad, the coaching is bad and the team doesn't show much fight when the game gets tough.

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