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Friday, July 10, 2020

Sam Darnold thinks 2-7 Jets still have shot at making playoffs

Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold was feeling confident after leading his team to their second win of the season.

The New York Jets quarterback threw for 230 yards and collected two scores (one passing touchdown and one rushing) in Sunday’s 34-27 victory over the New York Giants. After the game, Darnold said that the team still had a shot at the playoffs if they win out, per Brian Costello of the New York Post.

Of course, the Jets are still 2-7, even with the win, and have looked like one of the worst teams in the league all year, making this a pretty absurd statement. But they do have a fairly easy remaining schedule (facing three teams that are actually lousier than they are in Washington, Miami, and Cincinnati), so you can’t blame Darnold for keeping the faith.

At least this isn’t the worst thing that the 22-year-old has said this season.

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