Ryan, Pitts lead Falcons past Jets 27-20 in London

The Atlanta Falcons in spite of everything closed one out as Matt Ryan 3 for 342 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 win over the New York Jets within the NFL’s go back to London

LONDON — Matt Ryan threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons hung on and closed out the New York Jets in a 27-20 victory Sunday within the NFL’s go back to London.

The Falcons (2-Three) constructed a 20-Three halftime lead and ultimately grounded out the victory regardless of permitting the Jets to stay round by means of dropping two fumbles.

However Zach Wilson and the Jets had hassle shifting the ball, which has been the tale of the season for the rookie quarterback. He completed 19 of 32 for 192 yards and no touchdowns with one interception.

Atlanta rookie tight finish Kyle Pitts, taken two spots after Wilson at No. Four general within the NFL draft in April, had his best possible sport with 9 receptions for 119 yards and his first NFL landing.

Ryan finished 33 of 45 passes with out a interceptions.

The Jets (1-Four) battled again in the second one part with dashing TDs from Ty Johnson and Michael Carter, however could not pull off the comeback.

Carter’s 2-yard run and Jamison Crowder’s catch at the 2-point conversion trimmed Atlanta’s result in 20-17 with 6:55 ultimate.

The Falcons then in spite of everything discovered the dagger force they have got been lacking, using 75 yards on 9 performs, finishing with Mike Davis’ Three-yard run. On second-and-goal, Davis took the handoff, spun and were given a collective push from his offensive linemen to get into the tip zone to increase the result in 27-17 with 2:19 to play.

The scoring force incorporated a 39-yard reception by means of Pitts, adopted by means of Olamide Zaccheaus’ 15-yard catch and dive for a primary right down to the Jets 24 on third-and-13.

Matt Ammendola’s 49-yard box target made it 27-20, however the Jets’ onside kick used to be recovered by means of Falcons receiver Olamide Zaccheaus — sealing Atlanta’s victory.

Cordarrelle Patterson persevered doing slightly of the entirety for the Falcons. The working again/vast receiver/kick returner had seven receptions for 60 yards and ran for 54 yards on 14 carries.


After Patterson’s 17-yard reception to the Jets 2 within the first quarter, the Falcons were given a mismatch with defensive finish John Franklin-Myers overlaying Pitts on first-and-goal. Ryan hit Pitts close to the again proper nook of the tip zone to make it 10-Zero.

After every other Jets three-and-out that incorporated Wilson throwing in the back of Corey Davis, the Falcons ended a 77-yard force with Hayden Hurst’s 17-yard TD catch to make it 17-Zero.


London hasn’t been sort to rookie quarterbacks. With Wilson’s loss, they’re Zero-Five within the English capital for the reason that NFL began staging regular-season video games right here in 2007.

It used to be the second one London sport for each groups, however their first at Tottenham. In 2014, the Falcons blew a 21-Zero result in the Detroit Lions, dropping 22-21 on Matt Prater’s game-winning 48-yard FG at Wembley Stadium. A 12 months later, the Jets beat the Miami Dolphins 27-14 additionally at Wembley.

The NFL will cling every other sport at Tottenham subsequent Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars face the Miami Dolphins.


Jets: Bye week, then on the New England Patriots on Sunday, Oct. 24

Falcons: Bye week, then on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 24.


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