Jets vs. Broncos live score, updates, highlights from NFL's 'Thursday Night Football' game

Week 4's edition of "Thursday Night Football" might not feature the sexiest matchup, but there are plenty of interesting storylines between the Jets and the Broncos to make viewers tune in.

When the NFL first scheduled this game for TNF, it looked like it would be a fun matchup between young quarterbacks Drew Lock and Sam Darnold. But Lock injured his throwing shoulder in the Week 2 loss to the Steelers, leaving Denver to choose between Jeff Driskel and Bretty Rypien. And Darnold has been shockingly dismal to start his third season in New York, which has left some to speculate if the Jets might be on a trajectory to tank for Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Of course, there's still plenty of time for Darnold to right the ship this season, starting tonight at home in the prime time spotlight. The Denver defense has been solid at times, but has also had its struggles. After giving up 23 points in the first half against Tampa Bay in Week 3, the Broncos held Tom Brady and the Buccaneers to just 5 points in the second half. Denver was competitive in its first two games, losing 16-14 to the Titans and 26-21 to the Steelers, so a win is within reach if it can find a little more consistency on defense against Darnold and can catch a rhythm on offense against the Jets.

One thing to keep an eye out for is the return of Joe Flacco, who was announced active for the first time as a Jet about an hour before kickoff.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Jets vs. Broncos on "Thursday Night Football." Follow below for complete results from the NFL Week 4 game.

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Jets vs. Broncos score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Jets 7 6 13
Broncos 3 14 17

Jets vs. Broncos live updates, highlights from 'Thursday Night Football'

10:01 p.m. — HALF: Denver 17, New York 13.

10:00 p.m. — Three-straight incompletions stalls out the drive and Ficken comes out to hit a 38-yard field goal. Denver leads 17-13 with 15 seconds left on the clock.

9:56 p.m. — Darnold has connected on three straight passes and the Jets have the ball, first and 10 at the Denver 20-yard line with 34 seconds remaining in the half.

9:53 p.m. — Darnold hits Jamison Crowder for a 26-yard gain to get the ball near midfield, still 1:25 in the half remaining.

9:49 p.m. — Denver gets a successful challenge as Melvin Gordon clearly gets the ball extended across the goal line for the 1-yard TD run. Broncos lead 17-10 with 1:37 remaining in the half.

9:42 p.m. — After Rypien converts on third down, Jeff Driskel checks in for a play, scrambles for nine yards and is hit as he slides, giving Denver a free first and goal at the five. That'll take it to the 2-minute warning.

9:37 p.m. — Rypien goes after Desir again and hits Tim Patrick over the top for 41 yards to put Denver in New York territory with less than five minutes to go in the half.

9:31 p.m. — Darnold scrambles out left but is unable to complete the pass. Ficken hits the kick this time from 26 yards and the game is tied at 10-10 with 6:21 remaining in the half.

9:28 p.m. — Sam Ficken pulls the kick wide left but an unneccessary roughness penalty gifts the Jets a first down. They have the ball at Denver's 28-yard line, 7:44 to play in the half.

9:24 p.m. — Darnold is unable to connect with Lawrence Cager as he goes down with an injury mid-route. Injury timeout with 7:48 left in the half, Jets likely looking at a 46-yard field goal attempt.

9:19 p.m. — Well how about that: Desir makes up for his mistake on the last drive and drags the toes to pick off Rypien's pass. It was ruled incomplete but the Jets win the challenge and take over at their own 37-yard line, 11:04 remaining in the second quarter.

9:10 p.m. — Darnold comes back in the game on third and 5 but he's sacked by Bradley Chubb and the Jets have to punt again.

9:04 p.m. — Jerry Jeudy just MOSSED Pierre Desir for the first touchdown of his rookie season. Broncos lead 10-7 with 13:09 left in the first half.

8:56 p.m. — The Jets stall out after Darnold goes out and that'll end the first period. That sack on Darnold by Alexander Johnson could be a huge momentum swing.

8:54 p.m. — Darnold is coming off the field after being thrown down on his right shoulder. Really tough luck for him as he looked to be in a groove. Joe Flacco will step in under center for the first time this center.

8:52 p.m. — The Jets have converted four of four third downs so far as Darnold rolls out to his left to find Jamison Crowder at the sticks. So far so good for Darnold tonight.

8:45 p.m. — A false start turns third and 2 into third and 7, and Denver can't convert: Brandon McManus hits a 40-yard attempt to make it 7-3 with 4:45 left in the first quarter.

8:42 p.m. — Back to back Jets penalties (pass interference, roughing the passer) have given Denver back to back first downs. Broncos are in New York territory with eight minutes remaining in the opening period.

8:32 p.m. — HOLY COW. Sam Darnold just broke free and rattled off a 46-yard touchdown scramble. Jets have their first lead of the season, 7-0 with 11:25 left in the first quarter.

Jets vs. Broncos start time

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 24
  • Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: NFL Network
  • Live stream: fuboTV | DAZN (in Canada)

All Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season will start at 8:20 p.m. ET, though the TV viewing options (more on those below) will change beginning next week.

Denver already played under the bright lights in prime time once this season, against the Titans to cap off Week 1's Monday Night Football doubleheader. Thursday will be the Jets' first night game of the season. Both teams play on Sunday Night Football this season, too - the Jets against Cam Newton and the Patriots in Week 9 and the Broncos against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Week 13.

For those in Denver, Thursday's game will begin at 6:20 p.m. local time, the first game to start at that time this season as the Broncos shouldn't be too impacted by a body-clock shift thanks to the night start on the east coast.

NFL Week 4 schedule

Below is the complete schedule for Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Broncos at Jets 8:20 p.m. NFL Network, fuboTV

Sunday, Oct. 4

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Ravens at WFT 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Steelers at Titans 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Chargers at Buccaneers 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Seahawks at Dolphins 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Vikings at Texans 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Saints at Lions 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Browns at Cowboys 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Jaguars at Bengals 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Colts at Bears 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Cardinals at Panthers 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Giants at Rams 4:05 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Bills at Raiders 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Patriots at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Eagles at 49ers 8:20 p.m. NBC, fuboTV

Monday, Oct. 5

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Falcons at Packers 8:15 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

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