NY Jets: 7 takeaways from a sluggish London loss to the Falcons

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2. The NY Jets defense had its worst game

This loss can't fall solely on the shoulders of the defense, but they chose a poor time for their worst game of the season.

The Jets pass rush disappeared while the Falcons recorded 450 yards on the day. Matt Ryan picked apart a Jets secondary that had played so well this season finishing 32-of-45 for 342 yards and two touchdowns despite being without his top two receivers.

Meanwhile, the Falcons rushed for over 100 yards on the ground with Cordarrelle Patterson giving the Jets fits both in the air and in the running game.

It was a disappointing performance for a Jets defense that has shined this season.

3. The NY Jets pass rush disappeared

Let's expand upon one of those points because it's worth talking about. The Jets pass rush completely disappeared in this game after a dominant performance a week ago.

The Jets didn't sack Matt Ryan a single time on Sunday. There were some pressures and QB hits, but for the most part, Atlanta managed to stymie the Jets pass rush.

Sure, some of it was a result of the Falcons getting the ball out quickly, but there were moments when Ryan had all day to throw in the pocket.

The Jets defense failed in Week 5 as a direct result of their lack of pressure on the quarterback. Perhaps it would be wise to send your best pass rushers after the quarterback as opposed to having them drop back into coverage.