Three Keys To A Falcons Victory – Week 8

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Devonta Freeman
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Atlanta Falcons (3-3) will face the New York Jets (3-4) on the road at MetLife Stadium this week. Atlanta is currently riding a dismal three-game losing streak with three of the losses coming from AFC East opponents.

The Atlanta Falcons will look to avoid being swept by all four AFC East teams as they take on the New York Jets tomorrow.

The Falcons are in the hunt for the NFC South crown and their next challenge comes against a scrappy Jets team.

Aside from Atlanta’s need to post their first win in the month of October, the Falcons need to maintain a close pace with the current NFC South leaders, New Orleans Saints.

The Saints currently have a 4-2 record. Another Atlanta Falcons loss could increase the Saints lead if New Orleans can defeat the Chicago Bears tomorrow.

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Has Falcons head coach Dan Quinn figured out what it will take to get Atlanta back on track this season? Time will tell and it may tell as early as tomorrow.

From my perspective, the Falcons need to address multiple areas on both sides of the ball, but here are three keys to a Falcons victory over the Jets on Sunday…