Marcus Mariota and Desmond Leader both helped Atlanta lead 16-0 with strong first half outs. However, New York raised momentum for the field goal drive in the second quarter, but returned to halftime after the game with deep reserves.
The Jets managed wide receiver Lawrence Keiger’s 34-yard crossing route to score in a crowded box thanks to Ramical Perrin’s 7-yard burst and Edge Rusher Bradley Anna’s successful plumb recovery. Atlanta had their last chance to level at the end of the fourth quarter, but a Felipe Franks pass flew over Anthony Huckers’ head and went out of bounds.
Justification for Jets’ victory
Well, mostly because Atlanta’s attack didn’t move the ball while their third-string attack did. During the drive in the second half of the first half, Denzel Mims made a decisive play that put the team in a position for a field goal. After the break, Chris Streveler ran with a few impressive throwing legs, including a touchdown pass to Cager and another scramble to keep driving. After allowing Mariota and the leader to gain 275 yards on 23 attempts, New York’s defense limited Franks to two of six completes for eight yards.
Why the Falcon lost
The Jets’ defense completely blocked Franks and the third-team’s attack, and Streller was able to take advantage of several opportunities in Atlanta’s coverage unit that Mike White missed most of the first half. In addition, Caleb Huntley stopped at the line of scrimmage, often including a few short yard attempts, as Atlanta’s offensive line failed to provide a lane for a running back. Moreover, when Franks was expected to throw the ball, he was inaccurate.
Falcons took third and eighth places on the 40-yard line, with New York leading by one point in the early fourth quarter. The decisive play that won the match was made by Anne at that point.
The quarterback tried to run out to the left flank, and Anne did a great job staying together without biting the playaction fake too hard. The quarterback’s efforts to mitigate his fall with football ended in error as he dived and grabbed his leg long enough to bring him to the ground. At that time, the only thing left to do was pick it up and transport it to the final destination.
Next Steps The
Jets will face the New York Giants in their final pre-season tournament before the 2022 season. Both teams play at MetLife Stadium. In that game, the Jets are the official home team, whatever that means. Before getting ready for the Week 1 Ravens, they’ll try to go 3-0 in practice.
In their final demonstration game, the Falcons host the Jacksonville Jaguars. The match will take place on Saturday at 3pm. After that, they will have a little over two weeks to prepare for their season opener against the divisional New Orleans Saints.