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The New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons kick off the NFL’s International campaign as they travel across the Atlantic to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on Sunday morning. The Jets (1-3) are coming off a huge 27-24 upset win against the Tennessee Titans last weekend. The Falcons (1-3) fell 34-30 to Washington as a home favorite. Atlanta opens up this game as a -2.5 point favorite.
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Line Movements & Weather
Atlanta has stayed true at -3 at most shops, although there is a -2.5 or two out there. The Falcons have grabbed 53% of the bets for the week.
The OU line has gone from 47 down to 45.5 or 45, depending on where you shop with 52% of the bets coming in on the Over.
Jets Prevail in Overtime
Quarterback Zach Wilson went 21 of 34 for 297 yards with touchdown passes to Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder and an interception as the Jets came up with a huge upset win against Tennessee last Sunday. The Jets took their first lead of the season - 10-9 with 19 seconds left in the third quarter. They had been the only team in the NFL without a lead coming into last week’s game. The Jets had seven sacks, including two by Quinnen Williams, 1 1/2 by Bryce Huff, and one each by Quincy Williams.
It was a stellar effort from coach Robert Saleh’s squad, gaining their first victory of the year. Cornerback Brandin Echols left in the first quarter with a concussion and didn't return, but the Jets were relatively unscathed in the injury department. After a very rocky start against the Patriots in Week 1, Zach Wilson has shown why the Jets took him with the second overall pick. Wilson has completed 11 passes of 25 or more yards this season, tied for the fourth-most in the NFL. He’ll get to showcase his talents to a European crowd on Sunday.
Falcons Fall to Washington
Matt Ryan was 25 of 42 with four touchdown passes but the Falcons could not hold onto the lead late as they fell 34-30 at home against Washington last weekend. Cordarelle Patterson hauled in a 42-yard pass from Matt Ryan for Atlanta's longest play from scrimmage this season, giving the Falcons an early 10-0 lead. He then connected with a score to Mike Davis, giving the Falcons a 30-22 lead that they eventually gave up.
''Obviously frustrating,'' Falcons first-year coach Arthur Smith said to Associated Press reporters after the game. ''We had multiple opportunities to win that game. We didn't.''
Patterson led the Falcons in receiving and rushing, finishing with five catches for 82 yards and six carries for 34 yards. He also averaged 26 yards on three kickoff returns. It was a promising offensive performance for Atlanta, but they simply gave up too many big plays on D in the fourth quarter to Taylor Heinicke. Expect the Falcons to continue using Patterson in a hack n’ slash role against the Jets and their inexperienced defense.
Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last five games
Falcons are 1-8 in their last nine games
Falcons are 0-5 ATS in their last five games facing AFC East teams
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