Darnold completed 24 of 38 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns while rushing six times for 35 yards in Saturday's 29-22 loss to the Texans.
Darnold led the Jets to a 22-19 lead with five minutes left in the game, but the defense gave back the lead and the young quarterback was unable to put together another scoring drive. It's only the third time this season Darnold hasn't thrown an interception and he looked quite poised despite Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon struggling on the ground with 25 carries for 55 yards. Additionally, the rookie quarterback didn't appear to show any ill affects from the sprained right foot that plagued him in recent weeks. A matchup with the Packers awaits the Jets in Week 16.
Darnold (foot) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
After missing three straight games with a sprained right foot, Darnold practiced fully throughout last week and gained clearance to start Sunday against the Bills. He departed in the first half after aggravating the injury, but re-entered the contest and helped guide the Jets to a 27-23 comeback victory. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, Darnold split first-team reps with Josh McCown in the portion of Tuesday's practice open to the media, but the full participation listing suggests the rookie's health is on solid ground entering a tough Week 15 matchup with the Texans.
Darnold (foot) and coach Todd Bowles both expect the quarterback to be fine for Saturday's game against the Texans, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Bowles said the injury to Darnold's right foot is different from the issue that caused a three-game absence, but it's hard to imagine they aren't related in any way. Regardless, the rookie missed just one drive during Sunday's game in Buffalo, ultimately leading the Jets to 14 points in the fourth quarter to secure a 27-23 win. While he doesn't expect to miss any more time, Darnold likely will have a spot on the team's Week 15 injury report.
Darnold completed 16 of 24 passes for 170 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 27-23 win over Buffalo. He also rushed for 10 yards on four carries.
Darnold only threw six passes in the first half, completing four for 41 yards. He limped off to the locker room and didn't play on New York's second drive after rushing for nine yards on 3rd-and-10 prior to a punt on the first, but Darnold was able to return for the Jets' third possession and beyond. His touchdown was a seven-yarder to Robby Anderson, and Darnold also found Anderson for a 37-yard gain down the sideline inside of two minutes left to set up Elijah McGuire's game-winning touchdown run. The Jets would be wise to take it easy with their rookie signal-caller's bothersome foot injury, but expect Darnold to be under center against the Texans in Week 15 if things don't get any worse on that front.
Darnold returned to Sunday's game against the Bills after initially exiting with a right foot injury, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
Darnold, who is playing for the first time since Week 9, presumably aggravated his sprained foot on the Jets' opening drive. Josh McCown stepped in for the subsequent possession and led the Jets into field-goal range, but it looks like Darnold will be ready to go for the rest of the day after receiving some treatment on the sideline.
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