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Numbers, Notes and Colors for Week 15


The Falcons will wear their white jerseys in The Meadowlands this Sunday. * Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith and Jets head coach Rex Ryan were both members of
the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff from 1999-2002. * Curtis Lofton is second in the NFL in combined tackles with 118 according to * Jets running back Thomas Jones ranks fourth in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,167. * The Falcons have a winning record against the Jets going 5-4 in the regular season. * Falcons center Todd McClure and New York Jets left guard Alan Faneca both played on the offensive line at LSU. * The Falcons defense did a good job of containing the run last week against the Saints holding the team to less than 100 rushing yardsand not allowing a run of more than 19 yards. * Falcons defensive line coach Ray Hamilton held the same position with the New York Jets in 2000. * In 109 touches (86 rushing and 23 receiving), Jason Snelling has registered 36 first downs (24 rushing and 12 receiving) for an average of one first down per every 3.03 touches. * Falcons safety Antoine Harris was teammates with Jets safety Kerry Rhodes at Louisville. * Tony Gonzalez has 144 consecutive games with a reception, ranking him second all time among tight ends. * Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis ranks firstin the league with 33 passes defensed. * John Abraham was originally selected with the 13th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft by the New York Jets and spent six seasonsin New York. * This season when the Falcons are leading at halftime their record is 5-0. * Falcons linebacker Coy Wire played alongside Jets safety Jim Leonhard on the Buffalo Bills from 2005-07. * Falcons fullback Verron Haynes was born in the Bronx, N.Y. * The Jets have the league's No. 1 rushing attack averaging 169.1rushing yards per game. * Under Smith the Falcons are 4-2 against the AFC. * Roddy White needs 85 receiving yards to reach 1,000 for thethird consecutive season. * Matt Bryant totaled 11 points against the New Orleans Saints with three field goals and two extra points.

FALCONCAST:J. Mike and Matt preview the game with Eric Allen of * J. MIKE'S MISSIVES:Updated practice news and more from the editor * MULTIMEDIA:Click here for Falcons-Jets interviews from * INJURY REPORT:Update injury news from Piedmont Healthcare * EXPERT'S TAKE:Wyche's thoughts on the Falcons, injuries * WHAT TO WATCH:Some key story lines to keep an eye on for Sunday * STATEMENT:Comments from Falcons wide receiver Eric Weems * NOTES AND NUMBERS:Some game notes and key numbers for the weekend * RELEASE:Warrick Dunn to be new limited partner with Falcons * HIGH SCHOOL:Falcons honor the best in Georgia high school football

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