Jets Report Card: New York's failure to close vs. Falcons hurts

Even though he's not even a wide receiver, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has also started to gain some serious momentum since he's been targeted anywhere between four to 11 times a game. "You have to analyze your team and see what your guys do best".

Aside from Atlanta's need to post their first win in the month of October, the Falcons need to maintain a close pace with the current NFC South leaders, New Orleans Saints. Ryan, who fumbled away a couple of snaps, called it "some of the hardest conditions I've played in for the length of the game". He finished 26 of 33 for 257 yards with touchdown passes to Robby Anderson and Eric Tomlinson. With more consistency on offense, the defenders had the opportunity to rest on the sidelines, and it showed in the fourth quarter.

"Our division always gets the attention from our team", Quinn said. "When you're closing games out, you definitely got to be able to run the ball". In each of the defeats, NY has started strong only to blow a fourth-quarter lead. Through eight games, the results have been mixed.

"You've got a job of trying to catch the ball and make a play", Kerley said.

Next up for the Jets is home game against the division rival Bills on Thursday night. "I'm always trying to do something and make a play".

"Most definitely he does", Jones said. The numbers against the Jets looked pretty good - 140 yards on 32 carries - but a big chunk of that came on Tevin Coleman's 52-yard run.

"Outside there was a lot of noise, but not inside", Quinn said.

Quinn had nothing but praise for the run defense, which held the Jets to a season-low 43 yards on 22 carries.

"I don't really think we ran the ball enough with the weather being the way it was", Forte told the Daily News. (There) should have been at least one person getting 20 carries - something like that - with the way the weather was.

But despite his disagreements, Forte says he was not ready to be confrontational with offensive coordinator John Morton.

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