NY Jets: It's do or die for Gang Green in London this week

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NY Jets Injury Report vs. Atlanta Falcons

As for this week's matchup, the injury report will again have a huge impact on the game. The Jets starting tight end, Tyler Kroft, has been ruled out which may finally allow undrafted free-agent Kenny Yeboah from Ole Miss to receive in-game reps and show the football world what he is capable of.

Speaking of receiving in-game reps, Elijah Moore and Denzel Mims had full participation in practice on Friday, which opens up opportunities for them, especially with Jeff Smith sitting out another game.

Additionally, two of the Jets safeties, Marcus Maye and Adrian Colbert, have been ruled out which is not great for an already thin position.

However, the Falcons are having their own issues with injuries as two of their starting wide receivers, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, are not making the trip to London with Atlanta, which could allow for Tajae Sharpe and Olamide Zaccheaus to get the starting nods.

Furthermore, the Falcons starting slot cornerback Isaiah Oliver is out for the season, and their back-up slot and kick/punt returner specialist, rookie fifth-round pick Avery Williams, has also been ruled out, along with starting safety Erik Harris and defensive tackle Marlon Davidson.

The Falcons are also starting left guard Jalen Mayfield (ranked 74/75 by Pro Football Focus for eligible offensive guards), against the strength of the Jets, their defensive line.

Just one game?

Both franchises are headed into the earliest possible bye week in the NFL's longest regular season (18 weeks). The team that enters Week 7 with a 1-4 record will be looking up at a treacherous mountain for the rest of the season.

This game is built for the Jets defensive line to attack and for the rookie (and sophomore, we see you Denzel Mims) pass-catchers to put on a show for the blokes out here in London (sorry had to do it).

On top of all of that, there is a “revenge game” factor in this matchup with New York’s offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur having been an offensive assistant under Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta in 2015 and 2016.

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There's also defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich who was the linebackers coach for the Falcons beginning in 2015, and, of course, running back Tevin Coleman who was drafted by Atlanta in the third round in 2015, and let go in 2018.

Final prediction: Jets win by double-digits.