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Sam Darnold had nowhere to go but up after his first career snap.The rookie quarterback steadied himself quickly.Darnold threw an interception on his very first NFL play [url=]Graham Glasgow Jersey White[/url] , and Detroit's Quandre Diggs returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to give the Lions an early lead over the New York Jets on Monday night. But by halftime, the Jets were up 17-10, and Darnold's debut was looking a lot better.Darnold was 11 of 15 for 122 yards after two quarters. That included a 41-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson in the second quarter.Despite the promising start, the Lions were booed by the home fans throughout the first half. Matthew Stafford threw two interceptions.Darnold was drafted with the third overall pick this year, and he earned the start in the season opener for the Jets. But his first throw looked ill-advised from the moment it left his hand, floating toward the left sideline [url=][/url] , where Diggs picked it off.Darnold does have some company, at least. Jameis Winston had his first pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown in 2015. That was the first time a rookie's first throw was returned for a TD since Brett Favre — then with Atlanta — in 1991. When you’re making the list of people to blame for yesterday’s Lions loss, it’s easy to get to quarterback Matthew Stafford and stop.After all, he threw two interceptions in a five-minute span in the fourth quarter, one returned for a touchdown and one in the end zone to kill any final hope they had. It’s far from what they expected when they聽gave him a five-year, $135 million contract [url=]Miles Killebrew Jersey White[/url] , but he has 13 turnovers this season, and the Lions have lost four of their last five to slump to 4-7.At least running back LeGarrette Blount has his back.鈥淚 don鈥檛 like to point fingers and I don鈥檛 think that it鈥檚 his fault,鈥?Blount said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. 鈥淗e鈥檚 a great quarterback. He鈥檚 really good at what he does, he鈥檚 really great at his craft. But there鈥檚 no quarterback that鈥檚 going to go into a full season and not make any mistakes. So I think he鈥檚 human. He makes mistakes, I make mistakes [url=]Womens Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey[/url] , we all make mistakes and a lot of mistakes give you an L.”There were plenty to go around, yesterday and over the last month, which made them want to circle the wagons around their quarterback.鈥淚 think we need more out of everybody, to be honest with you,鈥?Lions coach Matt Patricia replied when asked if he needed more out of Stafford. 鈥淭here were a lot of plays in there where all of us have to do more, whether it鈥檚 preparation or coaching or playing [url=]Theo Riddick Jersey White[/url] , whatever it is. There are a lot of plays that we can all point to.鈥滻nterceptions are big plays, and they’re easy to point to. And they have Stafford’s name on them. While the absences of Kerryon Johnson and Marvin Jones certainly doesn’t help, they’re still expecting more from the guy who is getting all the money.

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