(ATLANTA) — Don’t look now, but the New York Jets are now 3-2 after traveling to Atlanta and upsetting the Falcons on Monday Night Football.
Jets’ rookie Geno Smith showed why the team might have a francihse quarterback going forward. He completed 16 of 20 passes for 199 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
“It’s a mindset,” Smith said. “I made it my duty to come out here and not put the ball on the ground and not put my team in jeopardy.”
Down 28-27 with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter, Smith led a drive that wound up leading to a 43-yard field goal by Nick Folk as time expired to give the Jets their third win on the young season.
“It’s always been a dream of mine since I was a kid to be in those situations,” Smith said.
Meanwhile, after going 13-3 last season, the Falcons find themselves 1-4 this season.
Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan played well, completing 36 of 45 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Tony Gonzalez caught 10 passes for 97 yards.
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