Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets Prediction, 8/22/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 2
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets
Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-1.5)
The Atlanta Falcons (7-10 last year) are en route to MetLife Stadium on Monday where they will compete against the New York Jets (4-13 last season). Atlanta opens as 1.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 38.
The Atlanta Falcons ended the season holding a 7-10 mark. In their last game of last season, the Falcons faced off with the Saints and took a loss by a final of 30-20. Matt Ryan connected on 20/33 with 216 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 77.3 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Mike Davis was the leader on the ground for the Falcons with 6 totes for 30 yards (5.0 yards per carry). Russell Gage averaged 14.0 yds per catch by totaling 126 yds on 9 catches. The Atlanta Falcons ended up rushing 12 different times and compiled 62 yds, which came out to an average of 5.2 yds per carry. In all, they had 48 plays which gave them a total of 257 yards. Atlanta relinquished 16 pass completions on 24 tries for 174 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. When it came to stopping the run, the Falcons gave up 195 yards on 46 attempts, which averages out to 4.2 yds per run surrendered.
The Falcons racked up 5,164 total yards for the previous season. Atlanta recorded 196 1st downs as a team, and they were called for 92 penalties for 753 yds. Atlanta compiled 20 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns on the ground. They surrendered the football 26 times (15 interceptions and 11 fumbles lost). As a team they averaged 85.4 yds on the ground, which ranked them 31st in the NFL. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Atlanta Falcons averaged 18.4 points per game.
When it comes to passing yards, the Falcons conceded 3,952 yards which had them sitting in 18th in the league. During their 17 games played last season, they relinquished 232.5 yards per outing through the air in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 67.8%. They conceded 364.4 yards per contest which put them 26th in the league. They yielded 31 touchdowns via the pass and 19 rushing touchdowns. The opposition ran for an average of 4.3 yards per rush on the ground and 131.9 rushing yards per contest for the previous season. During the season, they allowed 2,242 yards on the ground in 17 games. The Falcons sat in 29th in the NFL in relation to the opposition scoring, giving up 27.0 points per game.
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The Jets ended the season holding a 4-13 record. The last time they took the field last season, the Jets took a loss by a score of 27-10 against the Bills. Zach Wilson (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 87 yards on 7/20 passing while his QB rate was 66. He didn't throw any picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 4.35 yds. Michael Carter carried the football 9 times for 19 yds, finishing the game with 2.1 yds per attempt for New York. Keelan Cole was featured in the passing game for the Jets, grabbing 3 passes for 54 yds (18.0 yards per reception). New York ran the football for 2.8 yards per tote, finishing with 48 yards on 17 carries. The Jets finished the game with 53 yards while running 46 plays (1.2 yards per play). The Jets passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 54.3%, relinquishing 254 yds on 25 for 46 through the air. New York allowed 33 run attempts for 170 yds (5.2 yards per rush).
Regarding how much they scored, the Jets ranked 28th in the league maintaining an average of 18.2 points per game. Last season, the Jets had a total of 3,541 yards through the air not to mention averaging 208.3 passing yards per contest, which had them ranked 20th out of all NFL teams. They held an average of 98.1 rushing yards per game and toted the ball for 1,667 yards for the season. The New York Jets held an average of 306.4 yards/contest which was good for 26th out of all teams in the NFL. The New York offense had 860 yards of penalties on 103 violations, which ranked them 18th in football in terms of giving up free yards. They tossed 20 picks while conceding 7 fumbles and they obtained 195 first downs.
New York surrendered a total of 2,351 yards rushing (138.3 yards per contest) in addition to 28 touchdowns on the ground last year. They allowed 28 touchdowns through the air in addition to 259.4 yards/game, which had them ranked 30th in the NFL. They compiled 14 turnovers (7 fumbles and 7 picks) in the previous season. Last season, they surrendered 504 points in total. The Jets defense took the field for 1,145 plays, which was good for 30th in the league. The Jets conceded 29.6 PPG, which put them in 32nd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jets -1.5
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