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NFL: Mike White proves Jets right with three touchdown passes in win

Called in to replace Zach Wilsonquarterback Mike White threw three touchdown passes to lead the New York Jets to a dominating 31-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

White was making his first start since last season. He allowed the Jets to collect 466 yards on offense in the rain, a season high for the team. White completed 22 of 28 pass attempts for 315 yards and was cheered on by fans at MetLife Stadium who chanted his name throughout the game.

“When I didn’t have the chance to play, I always supported the guys anyway and I had fun too. But it’s can give to be on the field and to be able to help the team,” White said.

“We executed well and I’m especially happy with the way we bounced back after last week, a matter of gaining confidence. We ran well with the ball and we were effective with the pass too. The guys found the openings and they showed character. »

White became the fifth player in NFL history to pass for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns in his first four career starts. He joined Patrick Mahomes, Austin Davis, Kurt Warner and Mark Rypien who also achieved the feat.

“He did a great job. We didn’t ask him to be perfect and do the showbut just to be himself and to be efficient, and that’s what he did,” boasted his coach, Robert Saleh.

Elijah Moorewho asked to be traded earlier this season due to a lack of opportunities, caught his first touchdown pass of the season. You Johnson completed a 32-yard run for the Jets (7-4)who rebounded from a 10-3 loss last Sunday at New England.

“We have an incredible group of players in the locker room and the staff are too. The important thing was for everyone to do their job, focus on their own task, Saleh added. If we do that, everything will be fine. We applied the game plan well. »

The only real plot for the Bears (3-9)who have lost five straight, was who would start at quarterback

Justin Fields withdrew 90 minutes before kick-off after being listed as a doubtful with a left shoulder injury. Trevor Siemian was supposed to start in his place, but he injured himself obliquely during the warm-up. Chicago announced that Nathan Peterman, promoted from the practice squad on Saturday, would start instead.

But Siemian and Peterman both threw on the sideline before the game, and the Bears ultimately went with Siemian.

Siemian showed few signs of injury, completing 14 of 25 passes for 179 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Jets inducted former cornerback Darrelle Revis into the team’s Ring of Honor at halftime.

Revis was one of the best NFL cornerbacks of his generation. He played for the Jets from 2007 to 2012 and from 2015 to 2016.

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