What we know after the Jets' win over the Falcons
That's #Falcons' third failure on fourth down in last two weeks, all in red zone. — John Manasso (@jmanasso) October 8, 2013 Falcons don't have a power back. That's my problem with going for it there. Otherwise, I'd have been on board with the gamble.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 8, 2013 Again, the final score was 30-28. That field goal could have come in handy.We're just five weeks into the season, but the Falcons are already in third place in the NFC South — ahead of only the winless Bucs. If things keep going in this direction, the franchise will have some tough decisions to make. Will we see big changes? Rex Ryan's seat just got a little cooler It was just a few months ago that the embattled Jets coach was considered on the outs in New York. The franchise had a new general manager and pundits across the nation proclaimed the Rex was just a lame duck until John Idzik could find "his guy" to lead this team. Well, times have changed, huh? Aside from one forgettable game in Week 4, this team has been in every game they've played this season. The Jets defense in particular, an underperforming unit in 2012, has been a pleasant surprise. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is a terror and his skills were on display on Monday. He had seven tackles, a sack and forced this Matt Ryan fumble: Now, there's still a long way to go this season. Things can still fall apart and Rex could very well be out of a job at the end. But for now, he deserves a lot of credit. And he's getting it:
Rex Ryan has always had the ability to rally the troops. — Swerve Gotti (@Jay_Sunn) October 8, 2013
I don't like the Jets at all but you've got to be out of your mind if you don't think Rex Ryan is one heck of a coach #SolidWork — Shadmn Minir (@sminar13) October 8, 2013
Love him or hate him..Rex ryan is a great coach..taking one of the worst rosters in football and having them at 3-2 after week 5..impressive — Mitchell Widmeier (@m_widmeier) October 8, 2013That's right. Don't mess with Matt Bosher Wait, the Falcons punter? Yes, you read that right. Most people probably don't know much about the third-year pro out of Miami, but this guy kicks butt and takes names. First, he took down Clyde Gates on a punt return and taunted the Jets sideline. He got some props from the punting community for that one.
Sick tackle Bosher — Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 8, 2013Oh, but he wasn't done. He pulled a double-whammy in the second half, when got penalized for a horse-collar tackle and then knocked over a Jets assistant coach on the sideline: The NFL has been put on notice. If you want to mess with Atlanta, you have to go through Matt Bosher. The guy has some serious kick. Questions? Comments? Send them to email@example.com and we might respond in our weekly mailbag!