2021 - Week 5. Falcons vs Jets + In week 5, the Falcons were coming off a much needed bye week after their devastating loss to the Dolphins in Week 3. 28 year old Tevin Coleman, filling in for Aram Still who is on IR after breaking his ankle in Week 2 vs the Bills, figured to be a major part of the Falcons game plan going into this game. After giving up 35 points in Week 3, the Falcons defense were looking to come out strong. The Jets first drive was a long one, but stalled on the 31 yard line. Estes then missed a long FG into the wind. The Falcons ensuing run-heavy drive ended with a 51 yard FG. The Falcons D was able to hold strong on the Jets next possession and forced a punt. The Falcons second drive was given a big boost by a 25 yard reception by TE Maxx Williams on a PA drag route. After a long Coleman run, QB Jordan Vereen fired a bullet to backup TE Martellus Bennett on the 7 yard line. After a short run by Coleman up the middle, Vereen called his own number and bull-rushed FS Brion James to score a touchdown run from the 6 to make the score 10-0 with just over 9 minutes left in the 2nd quarter. After a long 3rd down conversion, the Jets found themselves back in Falcons territory. The Jets saw success on a couple of 3rd downs on this drive and took the ball down to the Falcons 2. Then, a touchdown run by FB Tommy Bohanon was called back on a holding penalty and the Jets had to settle for 3 points. On the Falcons next drive, Vereen threw an interception looking for Julio Jones on the crossing route inside the Jets 30, but the Jets were unable to capitalize before the period ended. The score at halftime was 10-3. The Falcons had the ball to start the 2nd half but stalled again. A beautiful punt pinned the Jets inside the 2 yard line, but the Jets offense came alive with back-to-back deep passes over the middle to get into Falcons territory. On 3rd and 11 on the Falcons 30, Jets quarterback Jonathon Griffin found his favorite receiver Denard Tracy all alone in the end zone for the score. The score was tied at 10 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Jets had the ball in Falcons territory to start the 4th. Griffin found his TE Jace Amaro on a corner route for 20 yards. A 2nd and long run by RB Shamell Murray gave the Jets a 1st down on the Falcons 10 yard line. Griffin fed Murray the ball 2 more times to take the ball inside the 1. The ol' FB dive play gave the Jets a 17-10 lead with 8:24 to go in the game. The Falcons took a shot on 1st down with a 26 yard pass to WR Jermaine Kearse. Vereen then took another long shot to Julio Jones who came down with the ball inside the Jets 10. After an incomplete pass to Jones in the endzone, a Coleman run, and a completion by Jones that fell short of the goal line, the Falcons coach opted to go for it on 4th and goal from the 2. The 4th down pass to Jones was batted down by Jets cornerback Dee Milliner with 5:41 to go. The Jets offense came out with the ball on the 2 looking to chew up some clock. However, punter Ryan Quigley found himself punting from the back of his endzone after a 3 and out giving the Falcons the ball inside the Jets 40. Vereen's 1st pass of the drive was intercepted by Milliner with 4:08 to go. The Jets took to the ground, looking to run out the clock, and had the ball 1st and 10 on their 40 at the 2 minute warning. The Falcons defense, with all 3 of their timeouts, found new life and forced a punt with 1:48 to go in the game. Out of timeouts on their own 35 yard line, the Falcons looked to the deep ball to try for a tie. Vereen was very nearly sacked on 1st down but managed to throw it away. On 2nd down, Vereen looked for Williams over the middle but the pass was dropped. On 3rd and 10, Vereen found the speedy Tarquin Spencer in single coverage over the middle. Spencer made a spectacular one-handed grab on the Jets 9 yard line. Vereen then threw a bullet to Kearse who was all alone on a slant in the middle of the end zone to tie the game. The Jets weren't finished yet. They were looking for the win before the game ended. However, linebacker Paul Worrilow picked off Griffin in the middle of the field to give the Falcons the ball on the Jets 48 with 34 seconds remaining. Vereen found Kearse on the deep ball to get the Falcons into FG range. Vereen looked for Jones in the end zone but threw it away with 11 seconds to go. Kicker Ben Hoag lined up a 48 yard FG with the wind at his back for the wind, but shanked it. The game was going to overtime with the teams tied at 17. The Jets won the overtime coin toss and elected to receive. The Falcons defense stepped up again and held the Jets to less than 20 yards after a huge sack by DE Vic Beasley, forcing another punt. After the punt, the Falcons again were in Jets territory. Vereen and the Falcons offense went to work, but quickly found themselves in 3rd and long. Vereen, under enormous pressure, found Williams over the middle on a crossing route to get the 1st down on the 32. Vereen then found Williams again on a corner route to take it inside the 20. After that, it was all Coleman. Coleman had runs of 7 and 5 yards to make it 1st and goal on the 7 where he then ran it in for the game winning touchdown. Falcons QB Vereen finished the game with 303 yards, 2 TDs (one passing, one rushing) and 2 INTs. Jets QB Griffin had 283 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. Falcons RB Coleman had 98 yards on 22 rushes and 1 TD. Jets RB Murray had 103 yards on 26 rushes.