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Smith, Jets stun Falcons on last-second FG

10:23 AM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets hugs Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons after their 30-28 win at Georgia Dome on October 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Ryan was about to add another fourth- quarter comeback to his resume, but Geno Smith answered with a two-minute drill well beyond his years as the New York Jets stole a surprising 30-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Nick Folk's 43-yard field goal as time expired.

Ryan guided the Falcons to a pair of fourth-quarter scores to erase a 27-14 deficit, the second coming on a 3-yard pass to Levine Toilolo after a defensive holding penalty kept the drive alive with two minutes remaining.

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Smith was undeterred, completing three straight passes for 34 total yards and scrambling for eight more to reach Atlanta's 38-yard line.

A tough run by Bilal Powell set up Folk's game-winner.

Smith, responsible for 11 turnovers over the first four games, played mistake- free and threw three touchdown passes while completing 16-of-20 passes for 199 yards in the first road victory of his young career.

Jeff Cumberland had three receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown for New York (3-2), which was coming off an ugly 38-13 loss at Tennessee.

Atlanta (1-4), meanwhile, has dropped three in a row for the first time since 2007 -- the year before Ryan took over under center.

 

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