New York Jets vs Atlanta Falcons : The New York Jets (0-1) and Atlanta Falcons (0-2) meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern in Week 2 of NFL preseason action.
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New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons: Preseason Week 2 game preview, betting trends and notes
The Atlanta Falcons host the New York Jets in the second week of the 2019 NFL Preseason. Here is all the info you need in order to watch the game.
For the Atlanta Falcons, this week brings up their third preseason game, as they had one extra exhibition outing this year due to being in the annual Hall of Fame Game. This one will be their first home game though, as they host the New York Jets at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
It will also be the preseason debut for Matt Ryan, who has yet to see the field for Atlanta. The former NFL MVP sat out the first two games, as did most of their starters. He could also be joined by running back Devonta Freeman, although that hasn’t been confirmed.
For the Jets, they will continue to try and build on what was a solid start for second-year quarterback Sam Darnold. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft is working in a new offense after New York fired Todd Bowles and brought in Adam Gase.
The New York Jets travel to Georgia to take on the Atlanta Falcons today in the Jets second pre-season game of 2019. Previewing this matchup, Dave Choate, Editor in Chief of the Falcoholic, was kind enough to answer a few questions for me regarding the 2019 Falcons. If you’re interested in my answers to Dave’s questions regarding the Jets, you can head on over to the Falcoholic to check them out.
1. The Falcons took a step back last year after two straight playoff runs. What were the primary causes for the Falcons’ losing record in 2018, and do you expect a bounce back year in 2019?
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Injuries were the obvious culprit but far from the only piece of the story. The Falcons were undone by the loss of Deion Jones for half the season, starting guards Andy Levitre and Brandon Fusco for most of the season, stud running back Devonta Freeman for the year, and top-flight safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen, among others. That in turn exposed depth that wasn’t ready for primetime–it turns out the Falcons’ comically bad preseason showing wasn’t totally something to be written off–and made their margin for error incredibly slim.