Struggling Falcons On Road to Face the Jets

Atlanta Falcons Football

Falcons Face Last AFC East Team Today

The Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 pm EST. CBS Will have the telecast.

The Falcons will be glad their trek through the AFC East is over this week.

Atlanta lost last season’s Super Bowl in epic fashion to the New England Patriots 34-28 in overtime. They blew a 28-3 third-quarter lead. This season the Falcons had to play not only the Patriots, but the entire AFC East. All in consecutive weeks. The last of those games comes today.

The first three of those games resulted in three straight losses to the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and Patriots. Each of them got more embarrassing than the one before.

Oddsmakers opened the Falcons as -7-point favorites versus the Jets, while the game’s total opened at 47. The Falcons are now 6.5-point favorites and the total is down to 44.

Falcons Look to get Offense on Track in Second Half

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 23-7 loser as they battled the New England Patriots on the road. The Falcons failed to cover in the match as a +2.5-point underdog, while 30 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Falcons have scored only seven points in the last six quarters. The offense is averaging 21.3 points per game under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The Falcons scored 33.8 points per game when current 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan led the offense.

The Falcons have to get back to running the ball. Then maybe more play-action passes will open up to Julio Jones. He has 466 receiving yards in six games but scored his first touchdown only last week against New England.

Tevin Coleman has 229 rushing yards this season. Devonta Freeman has 425. This is for a total of 654, which is more than the combined total for the Jets’ three running backs. Bilal Powell (283), Elijah McGuire (205) and Matt Forte (157), who have 645 at this point.

The Falcons are last in the league with three takeaways with one interception and two fumble recoveries.

Jets Looking for Consistency on Both Sides of the Ball

New York lost its last outing, a 31-28 result against the Miami Dolphins on October 22. The Jets earned a push in that game as a +3-point underdog, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Jets will be playing their first game this season against an NFC opponent. They are coming off two straight losses to division rivals. They held a 14-point lead in each.

They led 28-14 in Miami this past Sunday going into the fourth quarter. The Dolphins scored 17 unanswered points to win.

The Jets might be without cornerback Buster Skrine due to a concussion. He played all of Sunday’s game in Miami but didn’t complain of symptoms until he reported to the team facility on Monday.

The Jets lead the league with 546 penalty yards. This includes a whopping 12 for 124 yards against the Dolphins.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Atlanta3-32-421.3322.00-0.671-21-22-41-21-2
NY Jets3-44-2-119.5723.00-3.433-01-2-13-41-22-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
ATL17.4814.892.59
NYJ15.9415.560.38
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
ATL11.209.511.69
NYJ9.4310.87-1.44
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
ATL4.904.310.59
NYJ4.254.30-0.05
Team Records

Atlanta Falcons

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall3-31-22-12-41-21-221.3322.00-0.67
vs Conf3-01-02-02-11-01-129.0022.007.00
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
Last 30-30-20-10-30-20-113.6722.00-8.33

New York Jets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall3-42-11-34-2-13-01-2-119.5723.00-3.43
vs Conf3-42-11-34-2-13-01-2-119.5723.00-3.43
vs Div1-31-10-22-1-12-00-1-119.2520.50-1.25
Last 31-20-11-12-0-11-01-0-120.6723.00-2.33

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense21.331623.0020
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense269.335196.0011
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense111.6715107.6717
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense19.572122.0015
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense260.6711223.3313
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense144.337119.3321

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Atlanta3-23-22-316.20111.604.0735.0058.29181.60293.201.80
NY Jets2-32-32-316.4093.403.6531.2059.62189.40282.802.20

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 7, 2013NYJATL30-281181702880642993631
Dec 20, 2009ATLNYJ10-7861522380992153143
Oct 24, 2005NYJATL14-273719423142051053103
Oct 25, 1998ATLNYJ3-285515220731191923110
Sep 24, 1995NYJATL3-139417627041482003482
Sep 6, 1992NYJATL17-2000
Nov 26, 1989ATLNYJ7-2700
Nov 9, 1986NYJATL28-1400
Oct 23, 1983ATLNYJ27-2100
Oct 12, 1980NYJATL14-700

Betting NFL Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Atlanta Falcons

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 22, 2017NE7-23L2.5/55.5L/U1202233431622414030A
Oct 15, 2017MIA17-20L-14/45.5L/U1002393391381512890H
Oct 1, 2017BUF17-23L-8/47.5L/U1492423911171642813H
Sep 24, 2017DET30-26W-3/50.5W/O151277428712533243A
Sep 17, 2017GB34-23W-3/55W/O14122336459308367-2H
New York Jets
DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 22, 2017MIA28-31L3/39P/O92180272533043570A
Oct 15, 2017NE17-24L9/48.5W/U743344081182573751H
Oct 8, 2017CLE17-14W-2/41.5W/U34178212140279419-2A
Oct 1, 2017JAC23-20W4/38W/O2562154711751363111H
Sep 24, 2017MIA20-6W5.5/42.5W/U10323333630195225-1H

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Next up:
Atlanta at Carolina Sunday, November 5
New York home to Buffalo Thursday, November 2

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