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NY Jets: Winners and losers from Week 5 loss to the Falcons

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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The NY Jets have come crashing back down to earth. Following an exciting 27-24 overtime victory over Tennessee Titans in Week 4, the Jets traveled to London facing a winnable matchup against the 1-3 Atlanta Falcons.

On the pre-game show, all four analysts predicted a Jets victory. That should have been the death knell right there.

The Jets came out and put together a dud of a performance losing 27-20 in a game that was never really as close as the final score indicated.

That's not to say the game wasn't winnable at certain points because it most certainly was. Even despite another abysmal start, the Jets rallied late and a Michael Carter touchdown actually cut the Atlanta lead to three with a little under seven minutes to play.

But it wasn't mean to be. The defense folded and any potential Jets comeback attempt was thwarted.

The Jets didn't deserve to win this game. They were soundly beaten on both sides of the ball with few notable standouts. That's going to make finding three suitable "winners" a little tricky.

On the other hand, we'll be leaving a few "losers" out for the sake of conciseness. The Jets defense played poorly (despite a pair of takeaways) against a beaten-up Falcons offense, but they'll be spared from this list.

Let's take a look at three of the biggest winners and losers from this sluggish, depressing defeat.

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