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Following their impressive Week 4 overtime victory against the Tennessee Titans, the New York Jets now travel across the pond to London to face the 1-3 Atlanta Falcons. The Green & White are 1-0 in International play, with their sole win coming in 2015 against the Dolphins. Zach Wilson will look to continue his stellar performance, adding wide receiver Elijah Moore back into the fold after clearing the concussion protocol. Jeff Smith remains out with a concussion, so he and TE Tyler Kroft, who is dealing with a chest injury, did not travel with the team. Undrafted rookie tight end Kenny Yeboah was elevated off the practice squad in place of Kroft.
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The NY Jets will take a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to do battle with the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. This London showdown will be the Jets’ first trip to England since their matchup with the Miami Dolphins in 2015.
The circumstances are a little different this time around.
The Atlanta Falcons are beating the New York Jets soundly in London, Sunday morning despite coming into the game without Russell Gage or Calvin Ridley. It is a game many pundits picked the Jets in after their upset win over the Titans.
Halfway through this pick is looking very shaky, aside from one Jets drive this game has been all Atlanta. If you didn’t know Ryan was without his two best receivers you wouldn’t be able to tell. The veteran quarterback has been surgical and distributed the ball to whomever Atlanta sends out to line up.
Week after week, it’s the same story: The New York Jets‘ offense doesn’t show up until the second half. It’s really starting to frustrate quarterback Zach Wilson, who indicated Sunday there’s a “confidence issue” and it’s “crushing us” because of early deficits.
“It’s a block we have to get over,” Wilson said after a 27-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. “We have to get out of that trend of starting bad. … We can’t keep trying to come from behind. The NFL is too hard to always come from behind.”
LONDON (AP) — Matt Ryan didn’t have his top two wide receivers in London. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback did have Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson — and that was enough, especially with the New York Jets stumbling early again.
Ryan threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, including the first NFL score for Pitts, and the Falcons held on and closed out the Jets in a 27-20 victory Sunday.
In the first half it was all Falcons as the Jets sleepwalked through the opening parts of the game. The Jets offense put up absolutely nothing early on and the Falcons offense met little resistance on the way to a 17 – 0 Falcons lead early in the second quarter. An exchange of field goals closed out the half as the teams went into the locker room with the Falcons leading, 20 – 3.