On the heels of a strong performance in Week 5, Sam Darnold was tremendous in the Jets' Week 6 win over the Colts. And his Pro Football Focus grades bear that out.
According to PFF, Darnold has the second-best passing grade (89.8) in the NFL over the last two weeks. Over that same span, his 71.4 deep accuracy percentage is third and his accuracy percentage with a clean pocket (87.2) is fourth.
Things opened up for Darnold in Week 5 due in part to the record-breaking game running back Isaiah Crowell had. But in the win over the Colts, he picked apart the Indianapolis defense without the benefit of being able to fall back on a red-hot ground game.
Against the Colts, Darnold completed 24 of 30 passes for 280 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Overall this season, the 21-year-old Darnold has completed 107 of 179 passes for 1,346 yards with nine touchdowns and seven interceptions -- though five of those interceptions came during his first three starts.
Darnold's next test will come against the Vikings on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Vikings are in the middle of the pack when it comes to their passing defense, having allowed an average of 359.8 yards per game.