Falcons-Jets Capsule

October 26, 2017

ATLANTA (3-3) at NEW YORK JETS (3-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE — Atlanta by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 2-4, New York 4-2-1

SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 6-5

LAST MEETING — Jets beat Falcons 30-28, Oct. 7, 2013

LAST WEEK — Falcons lost to Patriots 23-7; Jets lost to Dolphins 31-28

AP PRO32 RANKING — Falcons No. 14, Jets No. 24





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Falcons coach Dan Quinn was Jets defensive line coach from 2007-08, and was candidate for New York’s head coaching job that ultimately went to Todd Bowles in 2015. Quinn, then Seattle’s defensive coordinator, was hired by Atlanta. ... Following 3-0 start, Falcons on three-game losing streak — all defeats coming against AFC East teams: Buffalo, Miami and New England. ... Atlanta looking to avoid first four-game skid since losing six straight in 2015 season. ... Falcons have just one touchdown in last six quarters, which came in waning minutes of last Sunday night’s loss at New England. ... QB Matt Ryan has thrown TD pass in 25 consecutive games, NFL’s longest active streak. Also has thrown for 200 or more yards in 61 straight, longest streak in league history. ... RB Devonta Freeman tied for second in NFL with five TD runs. His 27 rushing TDs since 2015 lead league during that span. ... WR Julio Jones had first TD catch of season vs. Patriots. With 8,076 yards receiving in 85 career games, Jones is fastest in NFL history since 1970 AFL/NFL merger to reach 8,000. ... LB Vic Beasley Jr. tied for league lead with seven forced fumbles since start of last season. ... LB Sean Weatherspoon begins third stint with Falcons after being re-signed Monday. ... Jets looking to avoid three-game skid after having won three in row. ... QB Josh McCown ranks second in NFL with 69.2 completion percentage. He had three TD passes last week and ran for score, but threw INT late in game to set up winning field goal for Dolphins. McCown joined Al Dorow in 1960 as only QBs in franchise history with three or more TD passes and one or more TD runs in single game. ... RB Bilal Powell leads Jets with 283 yards rushing on 60 carries for 4.7-yard average. ... TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins looks to score in fourth straight game. He ranks second on team with 26 catches, one behind Jermaine Kearse, despite being suspended first two games for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy last year while with Tampa Bay. ... LB Demario Davis tied for fourth in NFL with 59 tackles and leads Jets with 2 1/2 sacks. ... DEs Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams have yet to get sack through seven games. ... Rookie Marcus Maye joins Minnesota’s Harrison Smith and Tennessee’s Kevin Byard as only safeties in NFL with 35 or more tackles (36) and two or more INTs (two). ... Since Week 3, Jets only team to allow just one run of 11 yards or more: 16-yard run by Cleveland’s Isaiah Crowell on Oct. 8. ... Fantasy Tip: Freeman has failed to score in last two games, but has five TDs this season. He has good chance to get back into end zone against Jets’ shaky defense. Freeman could also be in for bigger workload if Tevin Coleman (knee) is limited or sits.


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