The Falcons snapped a three-game skid with their victory over the Jets, which came on the heels of an ugly 23-7 loss at New England in a nationally televised rematch of the Super Bowl.
Going on the road in awful conditions, the Falcons (4-3) leaned on their defense to come away with a 25-20 victory over the New York Jets (3-5) and snap a three-game losing streak. At least that's what running back Matt Forte said.
In the grand scheme of things, Kerley is buried so deep on the Jets depth chart that he's more than likely not going to do much of anything against the Falcons.
"We knew the weather was going to be like this", Forte explained.
That was certainly understandable in this latest game, which was played in a driving rain. "I think that kind of hurt us".
"I thought we had opportunities to create a few more", Quinn said. "It ended up not turning out that way". He has nine touchdowns on the year while racking up 1,844 yards in the air. But collectively, the Falcons understand they have to turn the intensity up a notch and play sounder football heading into division play. "When you run the ball, the clock keeps rolling". We took a big step toward becoming the unit - especially in the run game - that we can be. They [the Falcons] did that. "It was good to see Tevin break a long one at the end".
The play caller for the Jets in 2017 is John Morton.
The Falcons are in the hunt for the NFC South crown and their next challenge comes against a scrappy Jets team. He was hired with the idea that he would bring a form of the high-powered West Coast offensive scheme he learned under Saints coach Sean Payton with him to the Big Apple. Although Leonard Williams is still without a sack through eight games.
"I think he'd [Morton] probably say because he's more of a pass-type of guy, coming from New Orleans, where they're in a dome and you have Drew Brees, of course, throwing the ball", Forte said.
"You just have to find a way and you have to do the best you can".