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Jets open as 3 point underdogs vs Falcons

The New York Jets try to get back on a winning track against the Atlanta Falcons

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The New York Jets got blown out by the Miami Dolphins, 34 - 13, on Sunday. It was the Jets’ fourth straight loss and their second straight blowout loss. New starting quarterback Tim Boyle failed to give the Jets offense a spark in place of the demoted Zach Wilson, the offensive line continued to be a major problem, the offense was so ineffective it failed to get across midfield until well into the fourth quarter, and the defense came up short for the second straight week. It was a complete failure in every aspect by the Jets. The loss brought the Jets record to 4-7. The Jets playoff hopes are now basically gone. We’re just waiting for mathematical elimination.

Now the Jets prepare to face the Atlanta Falcons at home next Sunday.

The 5-6 Falcons are tied for first place in the dreadful NFC South. The Falcons are coming off a 24 - 15 victory over the New Orleans Saints last week, a win that broke the Falcons’ three game losing streak. The Falcons are a mediocre team on offense and on defense. They turn the ball over too much on offense and they don’t generate many turnovers on defense. The Falcons have one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL in Desmond Ridder, and their offense runs through two players, running back Bijan Robinson and wide receiver Drake London. In many ways the Falcons are similar to the Jets. This seems like a game the Jets can win, particularly at home. The Jets cornerbacks are arguably the best in the NFL, and they should be able to shut down the Falcons’ passing game and generate a turnover or two. The Falcons running game could present a problem.

Unfortunately for the Jets, they just can’t generate any offense. They could get shut down even by the Falcons’ middling defense. This one looks like a low scoring affair. Those are the games the Jets have been able to win this season. We’ll see if the Jets can generate enough offense to pull this one out.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Jets open as 3 point home underdogs against the Falcons on Sunday. That’s a fair spread. This one is likely to be a close, defensive struggle that could go either way. If the Jets offense wasn’t so dreadful they would be favored against this Falcons team, but alas the Jets offense is beyond putrid. I expect the Jets defense to give the Falcons offense plenty of problems, but I expect the Jets offense to be so impotent it might not matter.

The Moneyline odds are New York Jets +130/Atlanta Falcons -155.

The Over/Under for the game is a miniscule 34.

What do you think Jets fans? Will the Jets beat the odds in this game?

Poll

Will the Jets beat the odds against the Falcons?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Odds?!! We don’t need no stinkin’ odds! Jets beat the odds and the Falcons.
    (21 votes)
  • 8%
    Falcons beat the Jets but Jets beat the odds.
    (5 votes)
  • 53%
    Falcons beat the odds and the Jets.
    (30 votes)
56 votes total Vote Now