Sam Darnold and Robby Anderson had their Sunday revenge against the New York Jets, dooming to a sour start to the Robert Saleh era.
Sam Darnold’s two touchdowns in the late stages of the first half were enough to make a big difference in the Carolina Panthers’ 19-14 win over the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon in Charlotte.
Darnold, the Jets’ first-round pick from the 2018 draft, allowed Carolina to build a two-possession lead going into the halftime break through a 57-yard hook-up with fellow former bearer of green Robby Anderson and a five-yard scoring run that put the Panthers ahead 16-0. The Jets (0-1) fought back with two Zach Wilson touchdowns to Corey Davis but their inability to contain Christian McCaffrey (187 yards in his return from an injury-plagued 2020) led to their demise.
ESM has three silver linings for the Jets…
- QB Zach Wilson (20-of-37, 258 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT)
- WR Braxton Berrios (5 receptions, 51 yards)
- WR Denzel Mims (1 reception, 40 yards)
- LB Del’Shawn Phillips (12 tackles)
- S Michael Carter II (5 tackles, 1 TFL)
— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) September 12, 2021
3rd Star: DL John Franklin-Myers
3 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
Zach Wilson’s first career NFL touchdown pass goes to Corey Davis. After a 2-pt conversion (Wilson keeper on a nice zone read), #Jets trail the Panthers 16-8 with 1:19 to go in the third. @nyjetspic.twitter.com/WqxO62Tw2y
— Jets X-Factor (@jetsxfactor) September 12, 2021
2nd Star: WR Corey Davis
5 receptions, 97 yards, 2 TD
Matt Amendola with a 68-yard punt
— Bet The Pigskin (@betthepigskin) September 12, 2021
1st Star: K/P Matt Ammendola
6 punts, 48.5 average
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags
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