The Falcons and Jets both have losing records heading into Sunday’s interconference game at MetLife Stadium.
The Falcons are tied with the Saints at 5-6 in the NFC South, with Atlanta holding the tiebreaker for first place in the division.
Conversely, the Jets are likely to miss the playoffs again at 4-7, and the only question remaining this season is whether Aaron Rodgers will suit up again.
Rodgers will be out again this week as he continues his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in Week 1.
Tim Boyle started for the second consecutive year in place of the ineffective quarterback Zach Wilson.
Boyle didn’t have much offensive power in the Black Friday loss to the Dolphins.
The Jets lost 34-13 to Miami despite picking off an interception return for a touchdown in the final minutes of the first half.
Boyle connected with Garrett Wilson for a short touchdown in the fourth quarter, marking the Jets’ third offensive touchdown in the past five games.
The Falcons defeated the Saints 24-15 at home last week, ending a three-game losing streak.
Atlanta allowed fewer than 25 points for the first time in four games, and New Orleans held them to just five field goals in the win.
The Falcons are listed as 2-point overall road favorites heading into Sunday, with a total of 33.5 points.
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Atlanta has an abysmal 2-6 record against the spread this season, including 0-2 on the road, in the role of favorites.
The Jets’ offense has been abysmal this season, but it’s hard to trust Atlanta’s erratic offense to keep scoring against this Gang Green defense.
Cheer on the Jets here as home underdogs against the Falcons.
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