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Postby elaine95 » 2018-10-06 01:46

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Sam Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut 鈥?after a disastrous first throw, of course 鈥?and the New York Jets dominated on offense, defense and special teams for a stunningly complete 48-17 victory over Detroit in their season opener Monday night.

And, just like that, hopes have been raised just one week into the season. Well, everywhere outside the Jets' facility, that is.

"Our expectations were like that before the game," coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday. "So, it doesn't change any. We had high expectations to begin with. That game changes nothing for us. It was just one game. We've got 15 more to go. We're going to try to win them different ways. Obviously, every week won't be the same, but our expectations haven't changed."

Just a few days before the game, Bowles made the matter-of-fact statement that he's not here to collect a check or go 8-8, which would be a solid improvement on the 5-11 marks the Jets have had the past two years. He said he's here to try to lead this franchise to a Super Bowl.

Sure John Hayden Jersey , that seems like a stretch right now, but his players might be right there with him on that gameplan.

They saw what they can accomplish when everything is clicking and what they can be if they can come close to replicating what went on in Detroit.

"I know what we're capable of doing and even that wasn't our best game," wide receiver Quincy Enunwa said after the win. "So, I think that going forward we're going to go ahead and fix the corrections and we're going to play better every game, that's our goal."

Next up is the home opener against AFC East-rival Miami, and a chance to open the season 2-0 for the first time since Bowles' first year as coach in 2015.

New York will have a short week after that with a Thursday night game at Cleveland. Three games in 11 games 鈥?with some fans on social media and sports radio already thinking about the Jets opening 3-0 since Rex Ryan's first season as coach in 2009.

"The Culture has CHANGED!!" safety Jamal Adams tweeted shortly after the win . "I've been telling y'all... the Jets are DIFFERENT this year. This is just the beginning!"

Both Adams, who had the first interception of his career, and linebacker Darron Lee, who picked off his first two passes, said they knew what the Lions were doing on just about every play as New York finished with five interceptions of Matthew Stafford.

Bowles said Tuesday that it was simply a product of preparation.

"No, we didn't know any audibles," the coach said. "We didn't know any plays. I think those guys did a good job of following the assignments that the coaches taught them. And they were anticipating certain things. They have certain formations and they were in the right position and good position to make those types of plays."

Either way, it certainly worked.

It helped that Darnold bounced back from a brutal beginning in which the first throw of his NFL career was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Quandre Diggs.

Rather than get rattled http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-j.t.-compher-jersey , the youngest quarterback to start a season opener in the Super Bowl era played with the poise of a veteran.

The 21-year-old Darnold finished 16 of 21 for 198 yards and touchdowns to Robby Anderson and Enunwa.

"I thought he played well after the first play," Bowles said. "He did some good things. We had some problems with the headset, so we had to call timeout a few times, but that was no fault of his. We just had some headset issues where they weren't working where he could hear the play, but I thought he handled himself well."

The coaches and players have raved about Darnold's maturity and football smarts from the day he started practicing with them in May after being the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.

Those very attributes were on display in front of a prime-time audience on Monday night.

"He's the same guy every day," Bowles said of Darnold. "I think that's important at the quarterback position for you to be the same guy. You know what you're getting out of the guy and you trust that type of person when you're the same guy every day, and that's really been the most impressive thing."

Bowles has both played and coached in the NFL for the better part of the past 30 years and come across lots of young players during that time.

The coach senses something simply different about Darnold because of that even-keeled focus already.

"It's great to see," Bowles said. "It's rare more nowadays. It was a little more common back then (when Bowles played) for whatever reason, but it's a little more rare than what I've been around and it's exciting to see because he's got an old soul. He's young in age but understands the game very well. He works at it the right way."

The Detroit Tigers certainly weren’t supposed to be here at this stage of the major league season. Not at all.

Only a season after finishing 38 games behind in the American League Central with a 64-98 record and a veteran roster led by one of the major league’s highest-paid players in Miguel Cabrera, they’re 36-37 and are right behind Cleveland in the division.

If they can beat the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday night, the Tigers — these no-name Tigers — would be at .500 for the first time since early April.

And it’s not so much how they’re doing it — with surprisingly strong pitching and a better-than-expected offense — but the players they’re doing it with. Even with Cabrera out for the rest of the season with a ruptured biceps tendon, they’ve won five in a row and six of eight with a not-well-known cast.

Not that they care.

“We just go out there and try to get every single win. That’s it. We got close (to the Indians) a couple of weeks ago and then we’re here again,” center fielder Leonys Martin told reporters after a three-game weekend sweep of the White Sox in Chicago. “We only care about getting every single game. That’s it.”

The Detroit bullpen has been especially good behind a surprisingly efficient starting pitching staff Duncan Keith Jersey , allowing only one run and 12 hits in 17 1/3 innings during the five-game streak –and while walking only one and striking out 20.

Closer Shane Greene saved each of the first four games of the streak, and right-handed setup man Joe Jimenez hasn’t allowed an earned run in 18 of his last 19 games.

Left-hander Matthew Boyd (4-4), who opposes Reds right right-hander Sal Romano (3-7) on Tuesday night, was 6-11 with a 5.27 ERA last season, but he has won his last two starts and has trimmed his ERA nearly two runs per game from a year ago to 3.23.

And then there’s left-hander Blaine Hardy (3-1), who had only nine career wins going into this season. He was designated for assignment in spring training and wasn’t claimed by any other team but was brought back to Detroit in May and pitched his way into the rotation. He gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings in beating the White Sox 3-1 on Sunday.

Hardy takes pride in the fact that the Tigers are closing in on a winning record.

“Any team wants to be over .500, it’s kind of a mark that lets you know that you’re playing good baseball,” he said. “When we’re within (a few games) of the Indians, that’s a good sign, especially since we go (to Cleveland for a three-game series next weekend). We can go in there and say we have full control over what the standings will be.

“It’s huge. … We need to try to make a push, and I think we’re doing a good job of it.”

The Reds are making a modest push despite losing two of three last weekend in Pittsburgh and being 16 games out of the National League Central lead. They’ve won four of six, in part because of the way Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett are hitting.

Suarez has homered in each of his last two games and is among the NL leaders with 52 RBIs. During an eight-game hitting streak, Suarez is 9-for-29 (.310) with three homers Youth Matt Nieto Jersey , and he’s closing in on a .300 average — he’s currently at .297.

“He’s been one of the best players in the league,” Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said of his third baseman. “He’s always played his position well. He’s a smart player and he’s a very well-rounded baseball player.”

Since May 10, Gennett has raised his average from .301 to .336, with a high of .345, by getting hits in 26 of 33 games. He has a five-hit game, a four-hit game and three three-hit games during that run.

None of the Reds have faced Boyd before, and none of the Tigers have gone against Romano.

In Boyd’s last start, he gave up two runs and three hits in five innings of a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

Romano has lost four of his last five decisions but is coming off his best start of the season, limiting the Kansas City Royals to one run and four hits in eight innings of a 5-1 Reds victory.

Both teams had a day off Monday.

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