NFL Reactions: Week 13
NFL Reactions: Week 13

This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.

-Bad Sam Darnold returned Sunday, tanking many a fantasy lineup while the Jets played against one of the league's very most inviting defenses. He finished 28-of-48 for 239 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions, even as Robby Anderson turned 10 targets into seven catches for 101 yards. Jamison Crowder was implausibly unproductive, his nine targets somehow resulting in two catches for eight yards. Le'Veon Bell sank with the rest of the offense, catching four of five targets for 35 yards but providing just 32 yards on 10 carries otherwise. Darnold will likely remain inconsistent for at least the rest of this year, though his good weeks in the meantime still indicate substantial long-term promise. Unfortunately, Adam Gase's mismanagement and poor temperament endanger Darnold's development the longer Gase is around.

-The Jets' inept showing on offense made for a leisurely game script for the Bengals, allowing Joe Mixon to accumulate 19 carries for 44 yards and one touchdown as well as four catches for 26 yards on four targets. Andy Dalton was adequate if harmless in his return to the starting lineup, completing 22-of-37 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd (five catches for 59 yards on 10 targets). Auden Tate was the team's receiving yardage leader, totaling 66 yards on four catches and seven targets.

-Ryan Tannehill was again a steadying presence for the Titans offense, throwing only 22 passes but completing 17 for 182 yards and two touchdowns despite a ruthless pass rush (six

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