Mon 7th, October 2013
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork. com) – Matt Ryan was about to add another fourth- one fourth comeback to his resume, but Geno Smith answered with a two-minute drill well beyond his yrs as the New York Jets stole an amazing 30-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Nick Folk’s 43-yard industry goal as time expired.
Ryan guided the Falcons on a pair of fourth-quarter scores to erase the 27-14 deficit, the second coming on a 3-yard pass to Levine Toilolo after a defensive holding penalty kept the drive alive with 2 minutes remaining.
Smith was undeterred, completing three straight passes for 34 complete yards and scrambling for 8 more to reach Atlanta’s 38-yard line.
A tough run by Bilal Powell on 3rd-and-3 set up Folk’s game-winner.
Smith, responsible for 11 turnovers over the first four games, performed mistake- free and threw three touchdown passes while completing 16-of-20 passes for 199 yards in the first road victory of their young career.
“It took every one of us, inch elated Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. “I’m glad we won this way. We played fearless. “
Jeff Cumberland had three receptions with regard to 79 yards and a touchdown for New York (3-2), which was coming away from an ugly 38-13 loss on Tennessee.
Lawrenceville (1-4), meanwhile, has dropped three in a row for the first time since 2007 — the year before Ryan took over under center.
Ryan, who had compiled 34-6 home record coming in, shook away from a slow start and completed with 319 yards and 2 touchdowns on 36-of-45 efficiency.
Jacquizz Rodgers leaped for two touchdowns, the second a 19-yard jaunt that cut the Falcons’ deficit to 27-21 with 8: 03 remaining in regulation.
Julio Jones produced a spectacular one-handed 46-yard grab to the first play of Atlanta’s next drive, which was extended when Tony a2z Gonzalez caught a 4-yard pass on 4th-and-1 from the Jets’ 18-yard line.
Atlanta has been faced with another fourth down right before the two-minute warning, and Ryan’s pass fell incomplete. However , the questionable holding penalty gave the Falcons hope, and Toilolo captured the go-ahead score two photos later.
The only real problem was the Falcons left one: 54 on the clock for the Jones, who stoically orchestrated the choosing march with the help of all three timeouts.
“It’s extremely frustrating, ” Gonzalez said of Atlanta’s 1-4 start. “It places us in a deep hole… but we have a lot of football left to try out. “
Although Darrin Walls dropped a potential interception on Atlanta’s opening drive, the Jets gained good field place anyway by blocking a punt.
A circus catch by Cumberland moved New York into the red zone, and Jones was stopped a yard lacking the first down on a rollout to bring out Folk for a 22-yard industry goal with 5: 46 left in the first quarter.
Atlanta caught its own crack a little later when Roddy Whitened fumbled near midfield, only to have got Jones pick up the bouncing pigskin and gain an additional 18 back yards down to the Jets’ 19. Jason Snelling capped the drive using a 4-yard touchdown off a spade pass on the second play of the second quarter.
Cumberland made big plays on the next two Jets possessions, first getting a 20-yard touchdown pass over linebacker Joplo Bartu, then adding a 46-yard catch-and-run to set up one more score.
Jeremy Kerley’s 16-yard touchdown catch offered the Jets a 17-7 prospect, and it stayed that way at halftime despite the Falcons having five possibilities inside the 5-yard line in the final minute.
The pass interference penalty on 4th-and-goal from 1 gave Atlanta one more try, and Rodgers was stuffed at the line of scrimmage on the final play of the half.
Rodgers got another shot midway through the third quarter following the Jets went three-and-out. This time, the diminutive back snuck through the line and went in for a 4-yard score to cap an 8-play, 50-yard drive.
Ryan was stripped by Muhammad Wilkerson deep in his own territory, and the turnover resulted in a 36-yard Folk field goal in the final minute of the third.
White was whistled with regard to offensive pass interference early in the fourth quarter to negate the first-down catch with the Falcons trailing, 20-14. Kerley returned the following punt 24 yards and has been taken down on a horse-collar tackle simply by Falcons punter Matt Bosher.
The 15-yard penalty moved the Jets to the Lawrenceville 23-yard line, and on 3rd- and-goal from the 1, Smith threw the pinpoint pass to Kellen Winslow in the right corner of the finish zone to make it a two-possession video game.
Snelling left early with a concussion, while Whitened exited after his fourth- one fourth penalty with a hamstring injury… Gonzalez caught 10 passes for 97 yards. He has at least one reception in 200 straight games — signing up for Jerry Rice as the only 2 players to do so — and also transferred Marvin Harrison for sixth place in career receiving yards (14, 607)… Jones had eight receptions with regard to 99 yards… The Falcons gained 26 first downs to New York’s 15… The Jets rushed for 118 yards and kept Atlanta to 64 yards on the ground.