Time to react to Sunday’s game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons from MetLife Stadium.
The New York Jets put their young roster to the test on Sunday. Although they have underachieved so far, the Atlanta Falcons are always going to be a tough opponent. With those weapons? Never count them out. Julio Jones and company are able to bring the pain at a moment’s notice.
The Jets led 10-0 in this one and led 17-13 in the second half. However, they once again were not able to close out their opponent and fell to the Falcons by the score of 25-20.
As always, I have my quick thoughts and observations from the game so let’s get right to it.
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Robby Anderson is rounding into form: Part of the problem was the lack of reps during training camp, but the chemistry between Anderson and Josh McCown just hasn’t been there. Anderson broke a couple of deep plays, but other than that there hadn’t been much. That was true until today.
Today, Anderson finally went off like a number one wide receiver. He caught six passes for a game high 104 yards and a touchdown. He showed great hands and great speed. Robby may finally be becoming the receiver we expected him to be.
The Jets have to fix the running game: This just isn’t good. They cannot balance things out with a good running game. It happened against Jacksonville and has been missing before and since. Bilal Powell led the way for the Jets with a whopping 33 yards. It puts all of the onus on the passing offense which eventually will backfire. It has already started to.
Muhammad Wilkerson knows how to find the quarterback: Welcome to 2017, big Mo. After all of the noise he has heard from all of us, Wilkerson has started to come to play again. He finally found the quarterback, bringing down Matt Ryan for his first sack of the season. He made an impact in the ground game as well. Maybe he DOES want more than just a paycheck.
Eric Tomlinson is no slouch: A lot of attention goes to Austin Seferian-Jenkins when talking about Jets tight ends and with good reason. But don’t count out Tomlinson. He has some nice hands in his own right. His touchdown catch was quite good as McCown hit him for a 20 yard scoring strike up the seam.