Posted: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
By Jeanna Thomas
Sure, the Falcons have gotten off to a slow start, but that could all turn around on Monday, as they take on the New York Jets in a primetime Monday Night Football matchup.
Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has made a few bad decisions with the ball, committing four turnovers in last week's loss to the Titans alone, and his inexperience creates an opportunity for Atlanta's defense to disrupt the Jets and get the ball back in Matt Ryan's hands.
While the Jets have been a train wreck over the past two seasons, they do seem to be turning a corner, with the 2013 defense looking more like the Rex Ryan defenses that helped the Jets get to the AFC Championship Game in 2009 and 2010. Matt Ryan and the Falcons' offense will have their work cut out for them, particularly in the red zone, where Atlanta's offense has struggled, and the Jets' defense has been excellent.
Monday's game is fundamentally important for the 1-3 Falcons, as they need a win to get back on the Road to MetLife Stadium. The Falcons will need the Georgia Dome to be filled with screaming fans on Monday night, and you could be one of them.
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