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Sportsnaut Logo By Vincent Frank, Sportsnaut of Sportsnaut | Slide 4 of 17

Miami Dolphins at New York Jets: Sam Darnold vs. Dolphins pass defense

Darnold responded brilliantly in his first regular season action against the Lions Monday night. After throwing a pick-six on his first pass, the rookie from USC was flawless for the remainder of the game. He would go on to complete 15 of his final 20 passes for nearly 200 yards with two scores and zero picks while completely outplaying Matthew Stafford. In the end, New York came away with an absolutely shocking 48-17 win over the home team.

Now set to take on his first AFC East opponent, the rookie has an opportunity to continue this early-season success. It comes against a Dolphins pass defense that held Titans quarterbacks to 20-of-38 passing with zero touchdowns and three picks in a surprising Week 1 win. This will certainly be a major test for Darnold. It will also tell us whether his debut was an outlier or something we can expect moving forward.

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