Monday Night Matchup 10/7/13
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are hurting, on the field and in the standings. If they don't start winning, they can forget about those Super Bowl hopes as well.
The 1-3 Falcons are two games below .500 for the first time in the Matt Ryan era going into tonight's home game with the New York Jets. The Falcons have been rocked by injuries in the opening month.
The Jets are 2-2. They have dealt with plenty of injuries to their receivers, though they should be bolstered this week by the return of Stephen Hill from a concussion. Santonio Holmes is still out with foot and hamstring problems. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith shares the NFL lead with 11 turnovers, including eight interceptions. He was picked off twice and lost two fumbles, leading to 28 points, in last week's 38-13 rout by the Titans.