New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was seeing ghosts on Monday night against the New England Patriots. , not mine. This comes a few weeks after mononucleosis diagnosis sidelined Darnold. Seriously, this isn’t a joke. Darnold said the words on the sideline and lucky for everyone who doesn’t care about the Jets, the broadcast had the young QB mic’d up.
Of course, the internet took this low moment from Darnold and absolutely ran with it.
The Patriots defense recorded 4 interceptions, a strip sack, another fumble and a safety in their dominating — if that’s a strong enough word — blowout win against Darnold and the Jets. New York is now 1-5. The Pats, on the other hand, improved to 7-0.
New England’s defense has been putting on a show all year. They’ve scored more touchdowns than they’ve allowed, shut out their opponents in three of their seven games and have helped the Patriots record the largest point differential by a team since the Buffalo All-Americans in 1920. In summary: They’re good.
But even against a defense as elite as New England’s, seeing ghosts is not ideal. Below are some of the best reactions and memes from Twitter, but first here’s a lesson on Boogeymen from Kyle Van Noy.
The Patriots linebackers nicknamed themselves “The Boogeymen,” and while the jury is still out on ghosts, boogeymen are very, very real. Take it away, Van Noy.