The Jets scored a landing on their first possession of Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Falcons and so they scored one other one on their ultimate possession of the primary half, which was sufficient to ship them to the locker room with a 17-13 lead in a driving rain on the Meadowlands.
Josh McCown threw each touchdowns, bumping him as much as 12 for the season and leaving him one away of tying his single-season excessive midway via his first 12 months with the Jets. That speaks to the modest expectations that the Jets offense took into the season in addition to how usually the Jets have been in a position to exceed them via the primary eight video games.
The primary half would match into that description as McCown is 12-of-16 for 115 yards and moved the ball properly on each of the landing drives. They may have a greater lead in the event that they did extra with a pair of fumble recoveries following unhealthy snaps by Atlanta, however they’ve been in a position to hold the Falcons offense from catching hearth and Muhammad Wilkerson got here up along with his long-awaited first sack of the 12 months to power a late Atlanta discipline objective.
The Jets haven’t been in a position to maintain early leads the final two weeks in losses to the Patriots and Dolphins. The Falcons have misplaced three straight to AFC East opponents, so one streak might be ending after 30 extra minutes of play.