New York Jets 2017 Game Notes: Week 8 vs. Atlanta Falcons
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 22: Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

The New York Jets look to end their recent losing ways against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons.

Atlanta Falcons (3-3) at New York Jets (3-4)


  • Jets host series for first time since ’09, a 10-7 loss at the Meadowlands.
  • Falcons own a 6-5 lead in series dating back to ’73.
  • Teams meet for the first time since 2013 when the Jets managed a 30-28 Monday night win at Atlanta.
  • Falcons own 3-2 lifetime road record in series dating back to ’73.

Falcons By The Numbers

  • Lost to Patriots, 23-7, in Week 7.
  • Falcons: 3-3 in ’17, have lost three straight games (11-5, won NFC South, reached Super Bowl LI in ’16).
  • Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan: seven TD passes to seven different players in six games in ’17; 38 TD passes in 16 regular season games in ’16 (to 13 different players).
  • Have seven turnovers in six games in ’17—all committed by Ryan; committed NFL-low 11 turnovers (tied with Patriots) in 16 regular season games in ’16.
  • Have 14 sacks in six games in ’17 (34 sacks in 16 regular season games in ’16; NFL-low 19 sacks in ’15).
  • Outscored opposition 27-7 in the first quarter in six games in ’17

Jets By The Numbers

  • Lost to Dolphins, 31-28, in Week 7.
  • 3-4 record in ’17 (5-11 in ’16).
  • Scored fewer than 20 points in 45-of-87 games dating back to ’12.
  • Lost two straight games after owning 14-point leads in Week 6 (vs. Patriots) and Week 7 (vs. Dolphins).
  • Allowed fewer than 100 yards rushing in 42-of-71 games dating back to ’13.
  • Scored 412 points, 41 offensive TD in 23 games since ‘16 (scored 387 points, 44 offensive TD in ’15).
  • Allowed 40 points in three wins, 121 points in four losses in ’17.
  • Outscored 67-20 in fourth quarter and OT in seven games in ’17.
  • Allowed 45 TD passes, totaled 17 INT in 23 games dating back to ’16.
  • 24 takeaways in 23 games dating back to ‘16 (30 takeaways in ‘15).
  • 41 takeaways in 18 wins, 13 takeaways in 21 losses dating back to ’15.

Things To Look For

The Jets have to be kicking themselves these past two weeks after squandering double-digit leads over the Pats and Dolphins. Meanwhile, the Falcons are pretty familiar with those issues as well. More importantly, their celebrated offense has stalled this season to date and they could have another rough afternoon against a defensive unit capable of getting after Ryan. But it’s the New York offense that is the concern here and they will have some issues dealing with the speed of those Atlanta defenders.