Three Thoughts from the Falcons' 25-20 victory over the Jets in the rain.
Both teams needed this interconference win to get off of losing streaks. The Jets host the Bills for "Thursday Night Football" so they have a short week to recover from this loss because that's an AFC East divisional match. But they scored only three points the rest of the game. With first-series scores vs.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan lost two fumbles. Chandler Catanzaro missed two field goals and usually surehanded returner Jeremy Kerley muffed a punt in the fourth quarter. But on a 3rd-and-9 from the Atlanta 23-yard line, McCown was sacked for a loss of seven yards, leaving the Jets with a longer field goal in torrential downpour. It was the fourth time in the game Ryan fumbled snap from under center. This time rookie S Jamal Adams scooped up the loose ball for his first pro takeaway. The Green and White had dropped two straight games. The Jets rushed for just 43 yards. McCown later gave the Jets a 17-10 lead when he connected with Anderson on a 24-yard pass, a fade route, with 2:26 left in the half. Lachlan Edward's punt was then brought back for a touchdown by Falcons returner Andre Roberts. Running back Tevin Coleman provided that spark, with 14 carries for 82 yards against the New York Jets.
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The Jets were winning that battle six minutes into the third quarter. In the first half against the New York Jets, he got just that. But for the second time, they couldn't convert the position into points as this time they were pushed back across the 50 and had to punt.
Bryant booted a 37-yarder in the third quarter to cut the deficit to one at 17-16 on a drive that started on a 54-yard catch by Julio Jones. Matt Bryant was 4/4 kicking field goals and remains the most reliable kicker in the NFL.
In the grand scheme of things, Kerley is buried so deep on the Jets depth chart that he's more than likely not going to do much of anything against the Falcons. The Falcons defense committed their fair share of penalties. They couldn't get any closer than their own 38.