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World, Meet Mike White

November 1, 2021 World, Meet Mike White

By: Carlos Alvarez

Jets Stun Bengals (34-31) in QB Mike White’s First Career NFL Start

Another Sunday in the NFL delivered endless storylines, but none were bigger than the debut of Jets backup quarterback, Mike White. White rallied the Jets for a comeback win over the 5-2 Bengals (34-31), including 17 points in the 4th quarter. The 26-year-old QB was cut five times in his NFL career before landing in New York. His debut was sensational — 37-of-45 for 405 yards and 3 TDs. And with former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson still injured for at least one more week, Jets coach Robert Saleh didn’t dismiss a quarterback controversy if White continues to shine next week against the Titans. World, meet Mike White, the hero of Week 8.


Fun Fact: White joins Cam Newton (411 yards) as the only quarterbacks with 400-plus passing yards in their first career NFL starts.


Watch: Jets QB Mike White Shines in Comeback Win


Other Week 8 Top Performers

QB J. Allen (BUF): 29/42, 304 total yards, 3 TDs

QB M. Stafford (DET): 21/32 305 yards, 3 TDs

QB T. Brady (TB): 28/40, 375 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs

RB N. Harris (PIT): 29 touches, 120 total yards, 1 TD

WR A. Cooper (DAL): 8 receptions, 122 yards, 1 TD


All Week 8 Scores & Highlights

Packers def. Cardinals (24-21) | Panthers def. Falcons (19-13) | Bills def. Dolphins (26-11) | 49ers def. Bears (33-22) | Steelers def. Browns (15-10) | Eagles def. Lions (44-6) | Titans def. Colts (34-31, OT) | Jets def. Bengals (34-31) | Rams def. Texans (38-22) | Patriots def. Chargers (27-24) | Seahawks def. Jaguars (31-7) | Broncos def. Washington (17-10) | Saints def. Buccaneers (36-27) | Cowboys def. Vikings (20-16)


Monday Night Football

Giants at Chiefs (8:15 pm ET, ESPN)


Additional Storylines

B/R: NFL’s Best Costumes on Halloween Sunday

SI: Week 8 Takeaways: Feisty Divisional Games, Blowouts & the Mike White Show

NFL: Saints QB Jameis Winston Suffers ‘Significant’ Knee Injury Against Bucs


Photo: Sarah Stier / Getty Images