Atlanta Falcons have moved to 2-3 on the season after outlasting the New York Jets (1-4) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, 27-20. Matt Ryan and company began the game hot, ripping off a 17-0 run over the first two quarters, and ended with a 20-3 lead at the break. However, the Jets rallied over the final two quarters and cut the Atlanta lead to as little as three points midway through the fourth quarter. But after a Michael Carter touchdown and successful two-point conversion, the Falcons were able to respond with a 75-yard touchdown drive that would be enough to eliminate any hope of a comeback.
New York’s fourth loss of the season was largely thanks to that sluggish start to the game. They had just 16 yards of total offense after the first quarter and didn’t record their first first-down until around the 9:19 mark of the second. Defensively, the Jets struggled to contain a Falcons offense that was without receivers Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage. Kyle Pitts put together the best game of his young career, catching nine of his 10 targets for 119 yards and a touchdown.
Jets’ rookie WR Elijah Moore is active this morning in London against the Falcons. Moore is coming off a concussion.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2021
CB Brandin Echols and DL Nathan Shepherd are both up for #NYJvsATL
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 10, 2021