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Jets vs. Redskins Live Tracker: Week 2 Preseason

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 10: Trenton Cannon #40 carries the ball in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 10, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 10: Trenton Cannon #40 carries the ball in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 10, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Get up-to-the-minute updates from tonight’s preseason Week 2 matchup between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins.

Tonight will be a huge night for New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. Officially starting with the first-string team against the Washington Redskins, if Darnold excels, he will easily be in the conversation to start the season for the Jets.

There are a lot of injuries heading into tonight’s Week 2 preseason matchup. As per Jets reporter Eric Allen, running back Trent Cannon, fullback Dimitri Flowers, tight end Neal Sterling, tight end Chris Herndon, wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman, cornerback Kacy Rodgers, kicker Cairo Santos, and offensive guard Brian Winters are all out for tonight’s game.

Tonight will be a big test for Darnold as well as the first-team offense due to injuries to some of their offensive playmakers. Hopefully, no more injuries occur tonight and the Jets go two straight wins to start the preseason strong.

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As far as the Jets defense goes, defensive end Nathan Shepherd continues to do well and will likely get a lot of reps tonight to see what he is capable of. If he is able to show even more progress, he could very well be the next partner in crime alongside defensive end Leonard Williams.

Below you’ll find our live tracker for tonight’s Jets vs. Redskins game with insight after every big play or a pivotal moment. We here at The Jet Press will only post tweets/updates from official, verified, and legitimate sources so don’t worry about anything bogus or fake being updated below.

We also encourage our readers to please follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we’ll be posting updates there as well. Please make sure to refresh this live tracker often as we hope you enjoy the game, Jets Nation!

Last Update: 8/16/2018 @ 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Halfway to games that count. #NYJvsWAS

— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 17, 2018

Field goal at the buzzer of this pretend football game gives Washington a 15-13 win over the Jets.

— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) August 17, 2018

LTJ: That was some ending with the Jets getting their first loss of the preseason. For what it was, it was an entertaining game but the Jets have a lot of work ahead of themselves before the regular season. Need better play from their offensive line, wide receivers, and yes, that pass rush.

Jets lead 13-12 with 1:52 on the clock. #NYJvsWAS

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Boom! Imagine if the Jets win by just a point here? It could happen but remember, it’s all thanks to Bridgewater and that clutch touchdown to Peake that turned the momentum towards taking a lead… for now,

Bad pass by Teddy Bridgewater to a well-covered WR Charles Johnson for an interception. … Bridgewater is 8 of 13 for 101 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 17, 2018

LTJ: With all the highs come the lows. Bad pass by Bridgewater for the interception which I’m sure will be extensively reviewed in the film room this upcoming week.

Have a day Charone Peake! #NYJets #NYJvsWAS (via @NFL)

— FanSided (@FanSided) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Great play, great pass, great execution. Hopefully, this will be a daily thing in 2018 and who knows, could very well be Bridgewater hitting touchdowns consistently.

Great play by Bridgewater there to avoid pressure and deliver a strike to Charone Peake. Next play it's Bridgewater to Peake again and it's a TD! #NYJvsWAS

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Finally! What a great drive by Bridgewater and touchdown catch by Peake. Bridgewater looks like he’s the better quarterback tonight for the Jets.

15 minutes to get right. #NYJvsWAS

— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Will anyone score a touchdown in this game? Jets are down 3-12 as the kickers are getting all the love tonight in Washington.

CB Jeremy Clark (hamstring) is doubtful to return. #NYJvsWAS

— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Clark isn’t coming back to this game due to a hamstring injury he suffered. Hope it’s nothing too serious as more news on his injury should be out by tomorrow.

Another 3rd-dn red zone stop by the Jets — S Terrence Brooks tackling scrambling QB Kevin Hogan — another Dustin Hopkins FG, and Skins up their lead to 12-3 with 4:10 left in 3rd qtr. WAS has driven into plus territory on all 6 of its drives.

— Randy Lange (@rlangejets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: This is a crucial area that the Jets defense actually has done very well in. Stopping red zone drives with just field goals instead of touchdowns is a step in the right direction.

Teddy Bridgewater just took a big hit to his lower legs and got right up. That's a good sign. He looks pretty good so far. The same can not be said of his receivers.

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 17, 2018

LTJ: The Jets wide receivers behind Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse all need to work on the basics. Too many dropped passes so far as this could also be a problem in 2018. Have to hustle better than that.

Teddy Bridgewater starts the second half for the Jets. #NYJvsWAS

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Bridgewater is in as it’s likely Darnold is done for the night. Here’s to Bridgewater continuing his momentum to see if he can get the Jets back in this game.

All treys in the first half. #NYJvsWAS

— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Jets are down 3-9 at the half in this battle of the field goals. Wonder if Bowles will keep playing Darnold or give the second half to Bridgewater? Can’t wait to see what happens here.

Darnold's first INT. Bates trusted him on fourth-and-1, but it was a poor read. He threw into coverage. First rule of QBing: No turnovers in the red zone. #Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 17, 2018

LTJ: It was bound to happen as remember, rookies will make mistakes and learn from them for thr future. This is what progression and preseason football is about.

You don't want that? @21DM_ERA will take it. #NYJvsWAS

— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: What a beautiful sight to see and great awareness by Middleton. This is the start of many good things in the future.

Doug Middleton, who was a traffic cone on a 25-yard screen pass by the Redskins, just picked off Washington QB Colt McCoy off a deflection and returned the ball to midfield. … Now here comes Sam again.

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Now that is what I’m talking about! Great interception by Middleton who continues to shine all summer long. This guy is going to be the real deal on defense.

Marshall was ruled down. Play reversed. #NYJvsWAS

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Spoke too soon. It’s going back to the Redskins.

Lawrence Thomas comes with with fumble recovery on the kickoff return, Copeland had the force. Hard to tell if he was down up here. #NYJvsWAS

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Wow, have my brown eyes deceived me? A turnover by the special teams unit of the Jets? Wow, nicely done and good recovery by Thomas. Can Darnold convert this into points?

Sam Darnold goes 5/5 passing on his 2nd drive into the WAS red zone but a 3rd-dn sack brings on Taylor Bertolet for a 36-yd FG to trim Skins' lead to 6-3 with 13:07 left in 1st half.

— Randy Lange (@rlangejets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Points are points but rough sack there on Darnold after no receivers were open. Jets get on the board now but trail by a field goal. Kicker Taylor Bertolet is making his case to make the final 53-man roster.

1 down, 3 to go. #NYJvsWAS

— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Wow, that was one quick quarter. Jets down 0-6 heading into the second.

Tre McBride getting a run with the starters. He's had a better camp than former draft picks Hansen and Stewart. #Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Nice catch by McBride but man, what happened to wide receivers ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen? Especially Hansen, the man flashed during organized team activities and mandatory minicamp has fizzled out during training camp and preseason action.

Nice job by Jenkins to shed the block and get a sack. He's been active tonight – had the early flag, but was aggressive in getting to the QB. 6-0. #NYJvsWAS

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Wow, finally, a sack! But… Jets give up another scoring drive to the opposition. Redskins up 6-0 now as the Jets are getting exposed now on defense.

Offensive line is a big issue with the Jets right now #nyj

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 17, 2018

LTJ: I have a funny feeling this will be the common theme all season long. Next offseason this will be an area that needs to be addressed in free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft.

Skrine prevents a touchdown on third down, getting his hands in there on Smith's attempt to Trey Quinn. #Jets trail 3-0 after the 11-play drive. #NYJvsWAS

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Now the lack of a pass rush is evident as the Redskins had an easy time marching down the field. I’m confident general manager Mike Maccagnan will get another pass rusher in some way, shape, or form before the regular season.

On Jordan Jenkins' roughing the passer penalty. #Jets

— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Don’t let these penalties start up again, please! I think this will likely be an ongoing issue this upcoming season. Forget penalty pushups, might want to start doing penalty laps or something at this rate.

Add Quincy Enunwa, Terrelle Pryor, Marcus Maye to this list. Twenty-three players on 90-man roster (not including Ijalana) are not playing tonight.

— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) August 17, 2018

LTJ: I truly don’t see Pryor making the final roster of the Jets once training camp is in the books. From revealing his broken ankle injury to the media and just missing all this time in preseason action, he’s on the outside looking in.

Jets to kick off, we'll have to wait for Sam. #NYJvsWAS

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) August 17, 2018

LTJ: Nice! At least Darnold gets to start the second half. Or will it be Teddy Bridgewater? Either way, go check out the latest Darnold GIFS on Twitter, they are straight fire.

Sam Darnold officially starting at QB tonight for the New York Jets.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16, 2018

LTJ: There it is! Darnold officially gets the start which coincides with the fact that got the majority of first-team reps all week long in joint practices with the Jets.