The Jets at this point in the season are playing out the string. They won’t say that publicly, but that’s what they’re doing. They’re getting some of their draft picks and other young guys a good look so they can make informed decisions about next year. They’re also starting Tim Boyle at quarterback. Some things are just inexplicable.
Unlike the Jets, the 5-6 Atlanta Falcons still have something to play for, largely because their division stinks. The Falcons, like the Jets, have a bad quarterback and an offense that relies largely on just one wide receiver and one running back. For the Jets it’s Tim Boyle at quarterback, Garrett Wilson at wide receiver and Breece Hall at running back. For the Falcons it’s Desmond Ridder, Drake London and Bijan Robinson, respectively.
The Falcons have the better offensive line and running game. The Jets have the better defense. The game looks like an even matchup between two bad teams.
Can Tim Boyle and the Jets offense score more than 10 points? Can Breece Hall break out of his recent funk? Can the Jets defense generate some turnovers against a turnover-prone Desmond Ridder? Can the Jets limit the damage the Falcons do in the running game? We’ll find out this afternoon.