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|Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:11|
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OPENING LINE - Falcons by 7 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 3-1, Atlanta 1-3
SERIES RECORD - Falcons lead 6-4
LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Jets 10-7, Dec. 20, 2009.
LAST WEEK - Jets lost to Titans 38-13; Falcons lost to Patriots 30-23
AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 23, Falcons No. 18
JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (12), PASS (16)
JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (5), PASS (8)
FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (23), PASS (4)
FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (2), PASS (20)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jets could be without WRs Santonio Holmes (hamstring) and Stephen Hill (concussion). Team signed WR David Nelson on Wednesday. Nelson was cut by Browns before season. ... WR Ben Obomanu was released after having one catch last week. ... Jets visiting Georgia Dome for first time since Oct. 24, 2005, when Michael Vick had two 1-yard runs in Falcons' 27-14 win. ... New York has won three straight against NFC teams, including season-opening win over Tampa Bay. ... Jets rookie QB Geno Smith looking for first road win as starter. ... New York RB Bilal Powell has more than 100 yards from scrimmage in two straight games. ... Falcons are 1-3 for first time since 2007 and have lost back-to-back regular-season games for first time in six years with coach Mike Smith. ... Despite last week's loss to Patriots, Falcons QB Matt Ryan is 34-6 in home starts and has won 12 of last 14 at Georgia Dome. ... Falcons are 33-1 when Ryan starts and has rating of at least 100. ... Falcons' long injury list includes LT Sam Baker (knee). Jeremy Trueblood expected to start at RT and Lamar Holmes could fill in for Baker. ... RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) could miss third straight game. ... RB Jacquizz Rodgers averaging 90.5 yards rushing and receiving last two games. . WR Julio Jones leads NFL with 481 yards receiving and has topped 100 yards in three straight games. ... TE Tony Gonzalez had 12 catches for career-best 149 yards and two TDs against Patriots.
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