Folk saves the day for Jets
A 43-field goal from Nick Folk off the last play sealed a 30-28 victory for the New York Jets against the struggling Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons had rallied brilliantly in the final quarter to overturn a 13-point deficit to lead 28-27 with under two minutes remaining.
However Jets rookie Geno Smith guided the Jets back down field with four straight passes and an eight-yard run to set up the position for Folk to land the winning field goal.
Smith put his recent woes behind him as he completed 16-of-20 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns to complete a good night for the 22-year-old.
Folk's had opened the scoring with a 22-yard field goal, before the Falcons responded through a four-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Jason Snelling.
The Jets, though, took control as Smith connected with Jeff Cumberland (20 yards) and Jeremy Kerley (16 yards) to lead 17-7 at the break.
The Falcons cut the deficit as Jacquizz Rodgers rushed over from four yards but the Jets must have thought they had the win the bag as Folk kicked a 36-yard field goal and Smith found Kellen Winslow with a one-yard pass.
However from 27-14 behind, the Falcons rallied as first Rodgers scored following a 19-yard run and Ryan tossed a three-yard TD pass to rookie tight end Levine Toilolo.
Folk, though, snatched the win for the Jets (3-2) - leaving the Falcons (1-4) on their longest losing streak since 2007.
Ryan completed 36-of-45 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns.