Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets - 10/29/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Atlanta Falcons (3-3) at New York Jets (3-4)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Jets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 46 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets duke it out in week 8 NFL action from MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Atlanta Falcons will be out to snap a 3-game losing streak that’s seen the Falcons fall back to .500 at 3-3 following a 23-7 loss to New England in week 7’s edition of Sunday Night Football. Matt Ryan threw for 233 yards and a touchdown on 23 of 33 passing, while Devonta Freeman led Atlanta’s ground attack with 12 rushes for 72 yards. Julio Jones led the Falcons’ receiving corps with 9 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown, while Mohamed Sanu added 6 receptions for 65 yards in the loss. Defensively, Atlanta combined for a pair of sacks and a forced fumble, all while allowing 403 yards of total offense to New England while also letting the Pats hold onto the rock for over 34 minutes in the loss.

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The New York Jets will try to bounce back after letting one slip away in week 7, falling back under .500 at 3-4 with a 31-28 loss to the Dolphins. Josh McCown threw for 209 yards and 3 touchdowns with an interception on 17 of 27 passing, while also rushing for a 4th TD. Bilal Powell led the team with 43 rushing yards on 9 carries, and Matt Forte added 41 rushing yards on 7 carries while also leading the Jets in receiving with 5 catches for 41 yards. Powell added a pair of catches for 40 yards of his own, while Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse and Austin Seferian-Jenkins all hauled in TD passes in the loss. On defense, the Jets combined for 3 sacks, a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble, but couldn’t get the stops they needed late as the Dolphins outscored New York by a 17-0 margin in the final stanza.

Atlanta is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 8-0-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record. New York is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 8-3-1 in their last 12 games following a loss.

Call me crazy, but I’m not about to lay points like this with Atlanta on the road after how they’ve looked the last couple of weeks. I mean this is a Falcons team that granted was never a defensive powerhouse to begin with, but they’ve already coughed up two big leads during this 3-game losing skid to teams that are on par with the Jets, who mind you have been playing with more confidence over the last month. I think the Jets know that one got away last week, but they have a chance to catch a reeling Falcons team here. The Jets have also covered all three of their home games this season, so I’ll the Jets and the points in a game that New York has a real shot at winning outright.

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Chris’s Pick New York Jets +4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.