A victory across the pond clinches a winning streak for the Jets heading into their bye week.
Can New York take care of business against another 1-3 opponent, the Atlanta Falcons?
Both of these teams have struggled this season. The Jets' offense has been inconsistent, leading the league in interceptions (8) while posting averaging 11.8 points per game, the lowest in football.
Meanwhile, Atlanta's defense allows 32 points per game on average. That's also the worst in football.
Something's gotta give.
The Jets have a healthy wide receiver room for the first time this season, looking to build on their promising performance last week against the Titans. If rookie quarterback Zach Wilson can avoid silly mistakes through the air—the Falcons still don't have an interception on defense yet this season—Gang Green should be able to put points on the board.
On the other side, as much as veteran quarterback Matt Ryan is capable of threading the needle against any defense, New York has proven this season that they can keep a lid on most aerial attacks. The Jets have allowed only two passing touchdowns this year (the best in the league) while limiting opponents to 353.5 total yards per game (13th-best mark in football).
One player to watch on Sunday is Cordarrelle Patterson. With Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage out for Atlanta, Patterson should get plenty of touches in his versatile role. Last week he had three touchdowns against the Washington Football Team, racking up more than 100 yards from scrimmage.
As you sip on some coffee, or tea, here's some related reading to get you set for this showdown:
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Live Score Updates
8:46: Jets 0, Falcons 3
A roughing the passer call on third down and then a fourth-down conversion extended the Falcons' opening drive. Matt Ryan couldn't finish the job a few moments later, though. Atlanta settles for three on a 31-yard field goal from Younghoe Koo.
Another slow start for the Jets. New York goes three-and-out on their first possession, punting away.
1:42: Jets 0, Falcons 10
Kyle Pitts secures the touchdown grab to cap off another dominant drive and all of a sudden, New York is down two scores.
This is not the start the Jets were hoping for. They've had no answer for Atlanta's offense through this entire first quarter. The Falcons have out-gained the Jets 134-to-8 on offense so far.
The first quarter continues to be a nightmare for the Jets. They didn't score (once again) and gained a grand total of 16 yards on offense. At this rate, it could be a long day for the Jets across the pond...
11:01: Jets 0, Falcons 17
This is getting really ugly. Matt Ryan finds Hayden Hurst for a 17-yard touchdown.
Now, Zach Wilson throws an interception. It's his ninth of the season, the most in the NFL. Atlanta has an opportunity to put this game to bed early in the second quarter.
C.J. Mosley pokes the ball out and forces a fumble. It's recovered by Michael Carter. The first positive play by the Jets all game. Let's see if they can turn this into points...
2:18: Jets 3, Falcons 17
New York flashed some promise on offense during this drive, but it stalled as soon as they got to the red zone. Matt Ammendola puts the Jets on the board with a field goal from 31 yards out.
HALFTIME: Jets 3, Falcons 20
Another slow start for the Jets and New York is in grave danger of losing this game if they don't turn this around. The pass rush has been nonexistent, the penalties have been brutal, Wilson has missed open receivers and New York has no answer whatsoever for Atlanta's offense.
10:56: Jets 9, Falcons 20
After Tevin Coleman set the tone with a huge return on the second half kickoff, Ty Johnson finished off a huge drive with a one-yard touchdown run. Matt Ammendola missed the extra point, though.
6:55: Jets 17, Falcons 20
A huge drive here in the fourth quarter, punctuated with a Michael Carter touchdown run and a Jamison Crowder two-point conversion, has the Jets back within three. This one isn't over yet.
2:19: Jets 17, Falcons 27
Welp, that'll probably do it. Matt Ryan ices the game with a clutch drive, finished off with a rushing touchdown from Mike Davis. New York will lose this one barring a miraculous comeback in the final minutes.
FINAL: Jets 20, Falcons 27
A late field goal cuts this to a one-score game but the Jets couldn't convert on the subsequent onside kick. New York drops to 1-4 on the season.
It was the late start that doomed this team once again. Seems like every week the offense shows signs of life late, but has to battle back after sluggish and lifeless performances in the first and second quarters.
New York has a lot to think about as they head into their bye week with one of the worst records in the league...