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Thursday Night Football: Jets vs. Broncos

The Jets fell to the Denver Broncos, 37-28, in a Week 4 Thursday Night Football game on Oct. 1, 2020, at MetLife Stadium.

New York Jets' Jamison Crowder (82) vies for
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New York Jets' Jamison Crowder (82) vies for control of the ball with Denver Broncos' Kareem Jackson (22) during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick catches a
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) celebrates
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) celebrates
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) celebrates with Bradley Chubb (55) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) dives
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Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) dives for the end zone during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. After review, the play was ruled a touchdown.

New York Jets cornerback Pierre Desir (35) runs
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New York Jets cornerback Pierre Desir (35) runs back an interception for a touchdown as Denver Broncos' Tim Patrick, left, and Jerry Jeudy, right, try to tackle him during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Denver Broncos' A.J. Johnson (45) and Josey Jewell
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Denver Broncos' A.J. Johnson (45) and Josey Jewell (47) sack New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) rushes
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Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) is
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) is sacked by Denver Broncos' A.J. Johnson during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 01: Pierre
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Pierre Desir #35 of the New York Jets runs back an interception for a touchdown against Jerry Jeudy #10 of the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 01, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 01: A.J.
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A.J. Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos sacks Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 01, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks for a teammate during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 01: Pierre
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Pierre Desir #35 of the New York Jets celebrates a pick six against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 01, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 01: Pierre
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Pierre Desir #35 of the New York Jets celebrates a pick six with teammates against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 01, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Melvin Gordon III #25 of the Denver Broncos
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Melvin Gordon III #25 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball during the first quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets celebrates his touchdown run in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos with teammate Jeff Smith #16 at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Neville Hewitt #46 and John Franklin-Myers #91 of
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Neville Hewitt #46 and John Franklin-Myers #91 of the New York Jets try to stop Melvin Gordon III #25 of the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Brett Rypien #4 of the Denver Broncos tries
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Brett Rypien #4 of the Denver Broncos tries to elude John Franklin-Myers #91 of the New York Jets during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Steve McLendon #99 of the New York Jets
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Steve McLendon #99 of the New York Jets is looked at after an injury in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jeff Smith #16 of the New York Jets
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Jeff Smith #16 of the New York Jets runs the ball during the first quarter after a reception against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jeff Smith #16 of the New York Jets
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Jeff Smith #16 of the New York Jets runs the ball during the first quarter after a reception against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jeff Smith #16 of the New York Jets
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Jeff Smith #16 of the New York Jets carries a reception during the first quarter against Bryce Callahan #29 of the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos sacks
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Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos sacks Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets call a play during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks to pass the ball during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets passes the ball during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets eludes Justin Simmons #31 of the Denver Broncos enroute to running the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Chris Herndon #89 of the New York Jets
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Chris Herndon #89 of the New York Jets blocks Bradley Chubb #55 of the Denver Broncos as Frank Gore #21 runs the ball during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks for a hand off during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jets head coach Adam Gase looks on from
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Head coach Adam Gase of the New York Jets looks on from the sidelines during a game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Members of the New York Jets lock arms
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Members of the New York Jets lock arms during the national anthem before a game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Lawrence Cager #86 and Mekhi Becton #77 of
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Lawrence Cager #86 and Mekhi Becton #77 of the New York Jets take a knee during the national anthem before a game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) is
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Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) is tackled by New York Jets' Pierre Desir (35) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) pressures
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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) pressures New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Trainers help New York Jets nose tackle Steve
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Trainers help New York Jets nose tackle Steve McLendon (99) after he was injured on a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets breaks free with the ball enroute to running in a touchdown during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets breaks free with the ball enroute to running in a touchdown during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets eludes Justin Simmons #31 of the Denver Broncos enroute to running the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws a pass during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jeff Smith #16 of the New York Jets
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Jeff Smith #16 of the New York Jets carries a reception during the first quarter against Bryce Callahan #29 of the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) breaks
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) breaks a tackle attempt by Denver Broncos' Justin Simmons (31) as he rushes for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Trainers check on New York Jets quarterback Sam
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Trainers check on New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) is
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) is sacked by Denver Broncos' A.J. Johnson during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos sacks
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Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos sacks Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos sacks
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Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos sacks Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Frank Gore #21 of the New York Jets
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Frank Gore #21 of the New York Jets runs the ball during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Frank Gore #21 of the New York Jets
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Frank Gore #21 of the New York Jets runs the ball during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks to pass the ball during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets passes the ball during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets eludes Justin Simmons #31 of the Denver Broncos enroute to running the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Denver Broncos inside linebacker A.J. Johnson sacks New
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Denver Broncos inside linebacker A.J. Johnson sacks New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws a pass during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Security stands indicate entrances for tested and non-tested
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Security stands indicate entrances for tested and non-tested personnel entering MetLife Stadium before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) gets
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) gets past Denver Broncos' DeShawn Williams while rushing for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets prepares for a play during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold celebrates after rushing for
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold celebrates after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws a pass during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) fights
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) fights for control of the pass with New York Jets cornerback Pierre Desir (35) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Jeudy made the reception for a touchdown.

Denver Broncos inside linebacker A.J. Johnson sacks New
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Denver Broncos inside linebacker A.J. Johnson sacks New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets
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Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets celebrates his touchdown run in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos with teammates Chris Hogan #15 and Jamison Crowder #82 at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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