The last time the Falcons and Jets played, Atlanta reversed an ugly three game slide against the AFC East with a sloppy, gritty victory over the Jets in a rain-filled day in New Jersey. This time around, the stakes (though not the temperature) will be considerably lower.
Atlanta kicks off the 2018 preseason against the Jets, a transitioning team that will spend 2018 trying to stay out of the basement in the AFC East. It’ll be our first glimpse of highly-touted rookie quarterback Sam Darnold and a Jets defense that has been re-tooling for the last couple of years, and it’ll be interesting to see how they fare against a high-octane Falcons team, as well as a test of Atlanta’s depth.
Most importantly, it’s a football game. We’ve been waiting close to eight months for this.
Here’s what you need to know for the game ahead. We’ll remind you of this on Friday, as well.
Falcons vs. Jets preseason Week 1 key info
What: Atlanta Falcons @ New York Jets
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
When: Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. EST
Radio: 92.9 The Game
SB Nation Site: Gang Green Nation
Let’s get your early predictions for the game ahead!