Smith guides Jets to closely fought win in Atlanta.
The New York Jets sealed a 30-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night, with quarterback Geno Smith leading the way with three touchdown passes.
Despite the hosts going ahead with a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining, Smith calmly guided the Jets to another victory as he directed a drive that set up Nick Folk’s 43-yard field goal on the final play.
The Jets now move to 3-2 for the season, and will be delighted that despite Smith’s recent troubles and error-strewn performances which have included 11 turnovers including eight interceptions, that the rookie quarterback came through when most required.
In contrast, the Falcons now fall to 1-4 with a third straight loss after being considered as genuine Super Bowl contenders at the start of the season.
They will now head into a bye week hoping to work on their game and come back and snap the losing streak, while they will also be likely boosted by the return of various injured stars.
Geno Smith tosses 3 TDs, leads the Jets to a road win in Atlanta. HIGHLIGHTS – http://t.co/3ca3kgvZFe
— NFL (@nfl) October 8, 2013