The NY Jets will take a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to square off with the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. The Jets are coming off their first win of the season in a thrilling 27-24 overtime victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Spirits are high in Florham Park, especially with a winnable game against the Falcons on tap this week. But all bets are off when it comes to London games, and the Jets are still underdogs for a reason.
Atlanta also enters this game with a 1-3 record with their lone win coming in Week 3 against the NY Giants. They'll be looking to make it a New York sweep with a victory over the Jets in Week 5.
Can the Jets keep the good times rolling or will they come crashing back down to earth in London?
NY Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons Odds Week 5
According to WynnBet, the Falcons are the 3-point favorites in London against the Jets. The Falcons' moneyline for the game is currently set at -160 while the Jets are the underdogs at +140.
The total over/under for the game is set at 46.0 points.
NY Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons Prediction Week 5
While it would be easy to point to this week as the game where the Jets could come tumbling back to reality, the Falcons are actually an excellent matchup for Gang Green.
Atlanta hosts one of the worst defenses in football allowing an NFL-worst 32.0 points per game. On top of that, they're pressuring opponent quarterbacks on only 16.4 percent of plays which is the fifth-lowest mark in the league.
The Falcons have a bad defense with a particularly lackluster front-seven. That's just what the doctor ordered for a Jets offense that has struggled for most of the season.
Zach Wilson and the offense came alive in the second half of last week's game and if the Jets see more of that against Atlanta, they might just steal another victory.
It's always a risk being optimistic with the Jets, but this is such a favorable matchup that I'm going to go out on a limb and predict a Jets victory. Let's call it a 24-21 final score. A Matt Ammendola game-winning field goal seals the deal.