Las Vegas Review-Journal

Showdown of rookie QBS one-sided as Patriots roll


Mac Jones was smart and efficient, Damien Harris and James White had touchdown runs, and New England took advantage of a nightmaris­h outing by Zach Wilson in a 25-6 victory over the host

New York Jets.

With the spotlight on the Mac vs.

Zach matchup of rookie first-round quarterbac­ks, it was Jones who shined as Wilson was intercepte­d four times — twice by cornerback J.C. Jackson.

Nick Folk, a former Jet, kicked his franchise-record 32nd straight field goal for the Patriots (1-1). New York (0-2) lost its 11th straight September game.

■ Broncos 23, Jaguars 13: At Jacksonvil­le, Fla., wide receiver Courtland Sutton had nine catches for 159 yards for Denver (2-0), accounting for nearly half of Teddy Bridgewate­r’s 328 yards passing. Top draft pick Trevor Lawrence threw two intercepti­ons for Jacksonvil­le (0-2), which lost its 17th straight.

■ Browns 31, Texans 21: At Cleveland, Baker Mayfield overcame a left shoulder injury to throw a TD pass and run for a score for Cleveland (1-1), going 10-for-10 after a first-half intercepti­on. Houston

(1-1) moved the ball with ease until losing quarterbac­k Tyrod Taylor to injury.

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