Grades from the Jets’ 25-20 loss to the Falcons on Sunday:
The Jets moved the ball at occasions, however sputtered once they wanted to attain factors … once more. They gained 279 yards complete and simply forty three dashing. QB Josh McCown (26-of-33, 257 yards, 2 TDs, 119.three score) was environment friendly however didn’t make sufficient massive performs. He additionally took an enormous third-down sack within the fourth quarter. The bottom recreation was nonexistent. Bilal Powell (14 rushes, 33 yards) and Matt Forte (four rushes, 7 yards) might discover no holes. WR Robby Anderson (6 catches, 104 yards, 1 TD) was a shiny spot.
The Falcons struggled to maneuver the ball for a lot of the day, however broke a couple of huge performs on the Jets protection. QB Matt Ryan (18-of-29, 254 yards, 2 TDs, 2 fumbles, 113.three score) didn’t have that a lot success, however discovered Julio Jones (three catches, seventy four yards) for a fifty three-yard cross and made a couple of good performs together with his ft. RB Tevin Coleman (14 rushes, eighty two yards) broke a fifty two-yard run early within the fourth quarter that arrange a landing. DE Muhammad Wilkerson did report his first sack of the season.
This was a tough day for what has been a superb unit this season. Jeremy Kerley’s muffed punt within the fourth quarter led to 3 factors for the Falcons. Kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed two area objectives that proved to be the distinction within the recreation. It might have been worse. The Falcons returned a punt for a landing late within the fourth quarter, however it was referred to as again due to an unlawful block within the again.
Todd Bowles has not been capable of pull his staff out of this tailspin. The Jets have now misplaced three straight video games that they led. The Jets made too many errors to win once more. Offensive coordinator John Morton took criticism from operating again Matt Forte for getting away from the run. That would result in an fascinating week.