The Falcons put together a mostly strong performance against the Titans in the first week of preseason, and they now travel to New Jersey for their second test of the preseason. The Jets offer a vastly different look than Tennessee, equipped as they are with a strong ground game and legitimately terrifying defense.
That'll be an excellent test for a Falcons first team offense that carved up the Titans' secondary, and the ground game will give us a better sense of just how good this rebuilt run defense might be. If the team comes out of this healthy, strings together a second straight strong performance, and gets reps for key players on the bubble, it'll be a successful night for all of us. We like successful nights.
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Game time: Friday, August 21, 7:30 p.m. EST
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV Channel: CW69
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
Listen Live: TheFalcFans/Falcoholic Podcast
Online Stream: The NFL offers its preseason live program for truly live streaming of games like this. Post-game, NFL Rewind is your source for streams.
Announcers: Coy Wire!
Injury Report: Ra'Shede Hageman, Peter Konz, and William Moore are OUT. William Moore, Tevin Coleman, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith are QUESTIONABLE.
Odds: Jets are 1 point favorites
Prediction: Falcons win 24-20
Opposition: Gang Green Nation
2015 Atlanta Falcons schedule
Week 2: @New York Jets, 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 21
Week 3: @Miami Dolphins, 7 p.m., Saturday, August 29
Week 4: Baltimore Ravens, 7 p.m., Thursday, September 3
Week 1: Philadelphia Eagles, 7:10 p.m., Monday, September 14
Week 2: @New York Giants, 1 p.m., Sunday, September 20
Week 3: @Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., Sunday, September 27
Week 4: Houston Texans, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 4
Week 5 Washington Redskins, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 11
Week 6: @New Orleans Saints, Thursday, October 15
Week 7: @Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., Sunday, October 25
Week 8: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 1
Week 9: @San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Sunday, November 8
Week 10: BYE WEEK
Week 11: Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 22
Week 12: Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Sunday, November 29
Week 13: @Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 6
Week 14: @Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 13
Week 15: @Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 20
Week 16: Panthers, 1 p.m., Sunday, December 27
Week 17: Saints, 1 p.m., Sunday, January 3