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Monday Night Football betting: Jets at Falcons

New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons (-10, 44)

The Atlanta Falcons have made three straight postseason appearances and won a pair of division titles in that span, but they are venturing into must-win territory entering Monday night's home matchup with the New York Jets. The Falcons already trail NFC South front-runner New Orleans by three games and will be out to avoid a third straight defeat for the first time since 2007. The Jets will look to bounce back from a turnover-riddled loss at Tennessee last week.

New York, and rookie quarterback Geno Smith in particular, hardly looked ready for prime time against the Titans and managed only a single touchdown for the third time in four games. Smith, who won the quarterback job when incumbent Mark Sanchez suffered a serious shoulder injury in the preseason, committed four turnovers that Tennessee turned into 28 points. It's something that has to stop now in order for us to progress and to get better as an offense and as a team," Smith conceded.

TV: 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN.
LINE: The Falcons opened -9.5 and are now -10. The total is currently 44.
WEATHER: N/A

ABOUT THE JETS (2-2):
Smith needs to curb his string of mistakes after throwing eight interceptions and turning over the ball 11 times through four games, tying for the league lead. That task could be arduous if Smith is without starting wide receivers Santonio Holmes (hamstring) and Stephen Hill (concussion), who had each gone over 100 yards in a Week 3 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Holmes had only one reception last week before he was injured and voiced his displeasure about it this week, saying, "I can’t throw it to myself and catch it. Otherwise I would."

ABOUT THE FALCONS (1-3): Atlanta continues to lament its inability to convert in the red zone, but a bigger issue has been a defense that has yet to hold an opponent under 23 points, has produced only seven sacks and is allowing 26 points and a robust 393.3 yards per game. Matt Ryan threw for a career-high 421 yards in last week's 30-23 loss to New England but the offense has been inconsistent without a healthy Roddy White (10 catches) and running back Steven Jackson, who will miss his third straight game with a hamstring injury. Wideout Julio Jones leads the league with 481 receiving yards.

TRENDS:

* Over is 4-0 in the Falcons last four home games.
* Falcons are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall.
* Jets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games in October.
* Under is 4-1 in Jets last five road games.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Ryan is 34-6 at home, including wins in 12 of his last 14 games.

2. RB Mike Goodson is expected to make his debut with the Jets after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.

3. Jones is aiming for his fourth consecutive 100-yard game.

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Posted by HarrisSports
9 months ago

Jets lose, but covet. 23-30.
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Posted by sirrobinhood
9 months ago

FALCONS ARE SUPPOSED TO WIN GAME BY 17-20 POINTS. QUESTION IS DO THEY WANT TO?
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Posted by overpay
9 months ago

Overpay Breakdown:......well.... overpay is here to save the day and save your money!!!.....I see we have Atlanta Fans and the over posts.....hmmm. Atlanta 1-3 and huge favorits.....hmmmm......Jets are NOT a public team and the point spread reflects it. Questions for you......how bad are the JETS, does Atlanta deserve your backing when they have only won one game? Can Geno have a good game on Monday night, Can Atlanta become's last years Falcons team again, Do you actually think Atlanta will pull a San Fran like last night do you?......I've seen games like this before and this just feels like a re-run trap. Here are the answers:.....Jet's are bad and should be faded accordingly but 10 points(value value value!), Atlanta has lost 3 out of 4 games and how confident do you think they will be with some adversity in this game, Geno is do for a big game and these Monday night games are always breakout games for unhearlded players, Atlanta is fade material all year long for me and they are totally overrated. I see Atlanta losing at some point in the game and it will be hard for them to come back as the Jets play smart, run the ball, and a few timely plays from Geno!!!.....All the pressure is on Atlanta and this is the game that sends their backers running for the hills!......Until next time.....overpay out.
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Posted by lavenderghoul3
9 months ago

Yep...big moolah on Atl plus over.....my guy is extra happy cuz I put 500 on Saints... hi on indy and Dallas...and San Diego....smh....F&%# SAN DIEGO!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by SillyWabbit56
9 months ago

ATL 1q ATL 1half ATL 1half over Total over
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Posted by DRE-DAY
9 months ago

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Posted by overpay
9 months ago

"Overpay Breakdown:......well.... overpay is here to save the day and save your money!!!.....I see we have Atlanta Fans and the over posts.....hmmm. Atlanta 1-3 and huge favorits.....hmmmm......Jets are NOT a public team and the point spread reflects ..."