The New York Jets aren’t actually any good this season. In fact, a case can be made pretty easily that they’re hot garbage.
Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell interim coach Bill Callahan and the Washington Redskins, who trailed the Jets by 31 points before scoring a few meaningless touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the game appear closer than it actually was.
Sam Darnold, who was mocked earlier this season for saying he saw ghosts while mic’d up during a game, threw for 293 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as New York feasted on the Redskins’ nonexistent defense. Seriously, did no one in Ashburn realize the Jets came into this game with the NFL’s worst offense?
Washington’s best play of the day didn’t technically happen, which seems perfectly fitting. Rookie Dwayne Haskins rolled out and completed a beautiful 67-yard bomb to rookie wideout Terry McLaurin … only to have it called back because of a holding penalty on guard Brandon Scherff.
Silver lining: after 16 pitiful quarters without an offensive touchdown, the Redskins finally — and mercifully — found the endzone when running back Derrius Guice caught a pass and took it 45 yards for a consolation score in the fourth quarter.