The Falcons didn’t have the cleanest efficiency in driving rain and win at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, however they have been in a position to do sufficient proper to go away New Jersey with a 25-20 victory.
Matt Ryan hit Mohamed Sanu for a landing early within the fourth quarter to take their first lead of the sport and the Jets handed over a golden alternative to attempt to take it again when Jeremy Kerley muffed a punt a couple of minutes later. It was considered one of a number of miscues that appeared to have at the very least one thing to do with the climate and a expensive one for the Jets because the Falcons kicked a discipline objective that ensured the Jets would want a landing to win the sport.
The Jets would punt after three performs on their subsequent drive and the ultimate possession ended when tight finish Austin Seferian-Jenkins couldn’t get lined up in time to spike the ball after a catch in the course of the sphere.
There could have been a price to the win for the Falcons as nicely. Operating again Devonta Freeman appeared to endure a doable arm or shoulder damage on considered one of Atlanta’s closing offensive performs, leaving Tevin Coleman to complete up the sport at tailback. Coleman produced one of many greatest performs of the day for the Falcons when he ran 52 yards to arrange Sanu’s landing. They sprinkled in just a few different massive gainers by means of the air, together with a 53-yarder to Julio Jones, that helped overcome earlier sloppiness.
A protection that held the Jets to 15 first downs and a 5-of-15 conversion fee on third down helped a terrific deal for a Falcons staff that’s now Four-Three and headed for a vital NFC South matchup with the Panthers in Carolina subsequent Sunday.