Falcons vs Jets Prediction and Odds: Falcons Predicted to Win
New York Jets had the worst start to their NFL 2021 campaign as they went winless in the first three games and it was in their Week 4 games when they defeated Tennessee Titans to register their very first game. With just one win in 4 games New York Jets enters Week 5 with Atlanta Falcons as their next challenge.
The Falcons too have had just one win so far and are coming off a defeat at the hands of the Washington Football Team in Week 4.
This Sunday in Week 5 game, Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets will be playing an overseas game. The two teams will be up against each other in London, England.
Falcons vs Jets Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Falcons vs Jets Prediction and Odds: Preview
Jets’ defense is one of the worst in the NFL and Atlanta will have a chance to breach it. The falcons too have given up the most number of points this season so we could witness the highest-scoring game it seems.
Jets just won their first match of the season and if they can take the momentum into the next game they can steal a win surely. Zach Wilson had struggled in the first three matches but ran the show in the last match and will be oozing with confidence.
The match will be played at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London which has hosted NFL games earlier. The Jets had very fond memories of London as they defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-14 back in 2015. But Atlanta had to taste a bitter defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions.
It will be a bit tricky for both teams to manage the travel itinerary. Jets have a plan in place to leave the country on Friday as they feel they will have adequate time to acclimatize with the conditions.
Jets coach Robert Saleh had the experience of visiting London during his time with Jaguars Linebackers and will use all his trickery to get the job done. Saleh said,
“It’s a tricky week. In my three years, we tried it once leaving right after our Sunday game, we tried it once leaving on a Monday, and then we left on a Thursday. So, we have a really good, we feel like we have a really good plan, travel plan, going in. So, to keep it as normal as possible for our guys and just a matter of getting in there, getting acclimated to the time change and playing on Sunday.”
The Falcons roped in Arthur Smith as their head coach at the start of their new season. Smith was with Tennessee Titans for the past two seasons as their offensive coordinator. Smith was quite disappointed after their loss to Washington in the last game. He said, “Obviously frustrating when you don’t finish games.
We had multiple opportunities to win that game. We didn’t. The second-to-last offensive drive, right, that was the one that we moved the ball a little bit and then we had the third-down call. They picked that up. We punted and we just have to do a better job.
We had plenty of chances to go pick the ball. We didn’t. You have give Washington credit. They made plays when they had to. Quarterback extended plays. He threw them up there and their guys came down.”
Atlanta President Darren Eales has a connection with Tottenham and will be flying out with the team to witness the historical clash. He was at the London club and had worked there as the director of football administration. He confirmed the development.
I‘m going to be stopping by Spurs on Friday to catch up with people there,” he said. “So it’s going to be cool just to be back there again. I think of the stadium that was being designed when I was there. Now getting to see actually for a game and with the Falcons play is pretty cool.”
Both teams will enter the match with different mindsets. The jets just had their first win of the season and will start the match with an edge. Atlanta will try to get back to winning ways and their offense needs to fire in this match.
Falcons vs Jets Prediction and Odds: Team News And Analysis
Falcons vs Jets Prediction and Odds: Injury News
New York Jets
Jets will be without WR Elijah Moore this Sunday. Here are the players who may miss the upcoming Atlanta Falcons clash:
WR Elijah Moore (Concussion), Lamarcus Joyner (Triceps), CB Brandin Echols (Concussion), DB Jarrod Wilson (Head), DE Kyle Phillips (Ankle) and LB Blake Cashman (Hamstring).
P Cameron Nizialek (Hamstring), FS Erik Harris (Calf), DE Marlon Davidson (Ankle) and WR Russell Gage (Ankle).
Falcons vs Jets Prediction and Odds: Team Analysis
Both Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets are equipped with a similar amount of talent. Both the teams haven’t had an impressive season as of now. They won 1 game each and lost 3 games this season.
Falcons will depend upon their quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan has thrown for 990 yards this season and eight touchdowns. He has three interceptions to his name as of now.
WR Calvin Ridley has been impressive. Ridley has 255 receiving yards and one touchdown. He has been well assisted by tight-end Kyle Pitts. He has had 189 receiving yards this season.
The duo of Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson were impressive against Washington. They had a combined 4 receiving touchdowns in the game.
The Falcons have struggled with their defence. The defeat of the Falcons has been mostly due to their defense. They need to get more turnovers to give their offense more chances.
New York Jets will count on their Quarterback Zach Wilson. Wilson registered 297 yards in the last match. He also had two touchdowns and one interception. Overall he has 925 passing yards and has thrown for four touchdowns. He also has an alarming eight interceptions.
The Jets will be without WR Elijah Moore. WR Jamison Crowder and Corey Davis will have to step up in absence of Moore. Davis has 257 receiving yards and three touchdowns so far.
The Jets running back duo of Ty Johnson and Michael Carter has not been very impactful this year. Michael Carter has 127 rushing yards and has rushed for one touchdown while Ty Johnson has 83 rushing yards and has not rushed for a touchdown yet.
The Jets’ defense has been impressive as compared to Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets Latest News
Atlanta Falcons has been dealt a huge blow as they won’t have the service of Calvin Ridley in their match against New York Jets.
Calvin will not travel to London due to a personal matter and Atlanta will respect his decision.
The receiver has been on a high this season as he has recorded 27 catches so far this season with 255 yards alongside a touchdown. He will be solely missed. Receiver Olamide Zaccheaus is likely to replace him in the lineup.
Falcons released a statement: “We are in support of Calvin during this time and will respect his privacy on the matter.”
Falcons vs Jets Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have faced each other only 12 times so far in the history of the NFL since 1973. Falcons are way ahead with a 7-5 edge. They have also won their last five games on a trot. The last meeting was in 2017 when the Falcons defeated the Jets 25-20.
Falcons vs Jets Prediction and Odds: Match Details
Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets Week 5 Game
Scheduled Date and Time: Sunday, October 10, 2021, 9.30 a.m. EST
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London
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