Flying under the radar is sometimes a good thing in professional sports. Pressure that comes with being on top can be too hard to handle. One team wants to surprise some people while staying out of the spotlight for once.
Standing at 2-1, there suddenly lies hope that the New York Jets can make something out of this season. Of course, Week 4 brings a road matchup against the Tennessee Titans who are also 2-1. They, like New York, were thought of as a team who was not supposed to compete. Their lone defeat so far came at the hands of supposed AFC contenders Houston Texans. With an improved defense, star running back and quarterback who may finally develop, Tennessee is a formidable opponent. While there remains so much of 2013, Gang Green really must leave 3-1 after Sunday.
Quarterback Matt Ryan and his Atlanta Falcons remain a difficult challenge. They host the Jets in Week 5’s edition of Monday Night Football. While getting back to .500 on Sunday is a priority, the team brings intrigue.
First things first, though. If head coach Rex Ryan’s crew wants to make some noise this year, entering the Georgia Dome with a winning record becomes vital. Having strength in their front seven brings hope because they are now able to generate a pass rush. Quarterback Geno Smith is going to need a solid performance to win. Losing against Tennessee obviously drops them at 2-2. With a defeat at the hands of Atlanta, New York would mean falling to a record of 2-3