Matt Ryan's many options in Falcons' pass game should be on display

The Atlanta Falcons continue preseason play at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday vs. the New York Jets at Metlife Stadium. Here are a couple of things to watch for during the game:

Why watch: The Falcons are likely to be without top running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman as they continue to work their way back from hamstring injuries. That means keep an eye on the passing game again after Matt Ryan and Julio Jones worked to perfection in one series of action last week. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the starters should get more snaps, so let's see if Ryan gets a chance to spread the ball around to guys such as tight end Jacob Tamme, who was not targeted last week, and savvy veteran Roddy White, who looked fresher in training camp than he did during minicamp. We might also get a glimpse of how Ryan plans to utilize impressive rookie receiver Justin Hardy. And not to mention the possible battle between Jones and Jets' star cornerback Darrelle Revis. Defensively, keep an eye on the rush combinations of Vic Beasley and Adrian Clayborn working in unison on the right side and the possibility of Beasley teaming with O'Brien Schofield on the left side.

Did you know: Falcons radio host Dave Archer holds the franchise high for passing yards against the Jets in a regular-season game. He threw for 350 yards back in 1986. The Jets won that game, 28-14, at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium.