Cardinals beat Jets 28-3 in NFL
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David Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns and the Arizona Cardinals shut down the listless New York Jets 28-3 in their NFL game on Monday night (Tuesday AEDT).
Johnson scored on runs of 58, two and two yards while becoming the first player to rush for three scores against the Jets since LeSean McCoy did it five years ago.
The Cardinals (3-3) won their second in a row to climb back to .500. New York (1-5) lost their fourth successive game in a rough return to Arizona for Todd Bowles, who was defensive coordinator for the Cardinals for two seasons before getting the Jets coaching job two years ago.
The Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick was 16 of 31 for 174 yards and was benched in favour of Geno Smith after New York's longest drive of the night ended in an interception in the end zone late in the third quarter. Smith's lone series at quarterback ended when he was intercepted by Tyrann Mathieu with 4:20 to play.
Arizona's Carson Palmer, back after missing the 49ers game with a concussion, completed 23 of 34 passes for 213 yards and left the game with a hamstring strain after throwing a nine-yard TD pass to Michael Floyd with 8:20 remaining.