NFL Week 13: Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets Odds, and Picks (Dec 3)
- The Falcons defeated the Saints 15-24 in week 12.
- The Jets lost 34-13 to the Dolphins on Friday night.
- These teams have met 13 times previously, with the Falcons leading the series 8-5-0.
The 5-6 Atlanta Falcons take on the 4-7 New York Jets in this week 13 matchup. The Jets are on a four game losing streak and face a tough challenge against a Falcons team that sits atop the NFC South.
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The Falcons defeated the Saints 15-24 on Sunday to head to the top of the NFC South. Rookie running back Bijan Robinson had his best game of the season so far, with 16 carries for 91 yards and one touchdown on the ground, as well as 3 catches for 32 yards and a receiving score. The Falcons ran for 228 yards in total. Despite this run first approach, receiver Drake London managed to make an impact through the air also. The sophomore caught 5 of 7 targets for 91 yards and showed glimpses of the star many believe him to be.
In the absence of benched Zach Wilson, Tim Boyle took over as quarterback for the Jets. However, the offense struggled to gain momentum, relying mostly on Boyle’s 1-yard TD pass to Garrett Wilson with 4:37 left on the clock. The Jets’ defense, on the other hand, managed to step up and keep them in the game.On first-and-10 from the Dolphins’ 27, Tagovailoa threw a short pass intended for Braxton Berrios, but Echols anticipated the play, intercepted the ball, and ran it back for a touchdown. Just a few plays later the Dolphins had their own pick six, with Jevon Holland intercepting an attempted hail-mary and returning it 99 yards for a score. The second half was one way traffic and the Dolphins ran out 34-13 winners. Quarterback Tim Boyle has been named as the Jets starter once again for week 13.
The Falcons head into this matchup as slight favorites, but their run first offense should find a lot of room to work against the Jets defense. I see the Falcons winning an ugly game by a decent margin here.