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Matt Forte doesn't understand why Jets abandoned run in rain vs. Falcons

31 October 2017, 12:14 | Susie Olson

Muhammad Wilkerson continues to play hurt

Muhammad Wilkerson continues to play hurt

Going on the road in terrible conditions, the Falcons (4-3) leaned on their defense to come away with a 25-20 victory over the New York Jets (3-5) and snap a three-game losing streak.

Once again, the New York Jets put in a competitive effort against the team that was more talented on paper. It was one of two turnovers in the first half for the Falcons.

The Saints now have a 4-2 record.

The loss dropped the Jets' record to 3-5, while Atlanta climbed to 4-3. Time will tell and it may tell as early as tomorrow. Bilal Powell led the way for the Jets in run game with 33 yards, but they mustered a meager 2 yards per carry against the Falcons.

"Our division always gets the attention from our team", Quinn said. The defense hadn't performed as they thought they were capable of over the last few weeks in the run game, so I thought that was significant. "I'm always trying to do something and make a play".

"I'm just here to do my job for my brothers", Jones said.

Just eight months ago, they were in the Super Bowl.

"We were really committed to doing it right", Quinn said.

Veteran running back Matt Forte had just four of those carries.

NOWHERE TO RUN: With the weather expected to be miserable, the Jets were aiming to run the ball a bunch.

Atlanta held NY to 279 yards on Sunday afternoon, including just 43 yards on the ground.

Sit Kerley this week and don't even think twice about it. Find any other viable option via the waiver wire since chances are, this will be the weekly case with Kerley unless he either makes some huge plays in the little reps he gets or someone ahead of him gets hurt and his number is called.

"I don't really think we ran the ball enough with the weather being the way it was", Forte said.

"(There) should have been at least one person getting 20 carries, something like that, with the way the weather was", said Forte, who had four carries for 7 yards.

But despite his disagreements, Forte says he was not ready to be confrontational with offensive coordinator John Morton.

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