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Jets leave London with first half nightmares in tow

For the fifth straight week, the Jets looked terrible after losing to Atlanta in the first half. This is how New York can stop starting slow when they head into their bye week (Author: Gardener)

For the fifth straight week, the Jets looked terrible after losing to Atlanta in the first half. This is how New York can stop starting slow as they step into their bye week The Jets landed in London on Thursday to claim their second straight win. Sunday's 27:20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was the last in a series of slow starts for the Jets, which again fell sharply in the early moments of the game. When New York put two touchdown drives together in the second half, it was too late. The defense couldn't stop a late drive led by Matt Ryan, and a Mike Davis three-yard touchdown run put the game out of reach. CJ Mosley took some of the blame after the game, pointing out a late third and 13th that Atlanta quickly converted to Olamide Zaccheaus. "We just have to fix our mistakes and stop the penalties, especially in third," said Mosley after the game. Mosley, despite his humility, was one of the best players on the field for the Jets, forcing a key fumble in the first half to keep his team alive. The touchdown in the final minutes provided the only points that his unit lost in the second half. They may not have gotten the stop when they desperately needed one, but that will happen when they're in the field for 178 snaps in the past two weeks, constantly trying to salvage a crime that has brought them to a crisis hole going from the word all season. So New York started aggressively into the game. By the end of the first quarter, the Jets were outscored 10-0 and outperformed 154-16. The Jets were beaten 30-0 in the first quarter of the season. You only got five first downs in five games. Zach Wilson's first pass routinely comes in third and long for an incompleteness or an interception. If New York didn't have enough problems, they essentially see their opponents ahead of the game before they even start playing football. It didn't get much better in the second quarter, especially not on Sunday. Zach Wilson tossed a selection to Keelan Cole on the Jets' next possession. When the offense finally put together a drive, they were forced to be content with a field goal. This field goal brought the Jets to a total of 13 points in the first half of the season. New York have only one first-half touchdown in five games. Against Atlanta they won only 80 yards in 23 games and held the ball less than eight minutes out of a possible 30. Wilson completed only 5 of 13 passes for 42 yards and one interception. His quarterback rating was 15.5 and this wasn't the worst first half he has played this season. What New York is holding in its hands is a colossal failure to prepare. The offense got all week to practice these and they still managed to come out completely flat. Zach Wilson didn't execute too early as the coaching staff wanted him to do, but he does need to get easier throws out of goal in order to gradually move the ball. Wilson's best plays, for the second straight week, came in the fourth quarter. The jets can't wait to have their backs to the wall to play soccer. It leaves a nonexistent margin for error in the hands of the defense, for which Mosley is all too modestly to blame at the end of the games. First, Robert Saleh can have Mike LaFleur Plays call up from the cabin. LaFleur was in the locker room throughout his San Francisco stay, but took part in sideline activities to facilitate conversations with his rookie quarterback. LaFleur would likely benefit from being able to see the entire field like the 49ers, just as several young coordinators (e.g. Joe Brady, Brian Daboll) have been successful so far. READ: Robert Saleh disagrees with the crucial roughing up of the passer call in loss to Falcons LaFleur can also help his young quarterback by calling quick passes with Moore and Crowder as the first reads. Crowder has largely acted as a secondary option when the downfield route is absent, but that often hinders his ability to catch the ball in stride and turn it into the upfield. His ability to sense distance after being caught is one of the reasons the Jets pulled him in. LaFleur would be wise to take a look at what the Giants did to Kadarius Toney this week (10 catches, 186 yards) and try to repeat that effort with Moore. Shorter cross-roads to the shifter receivers are easier throws than the narrow-window missiles to Corey Davis deep down in the field. After all, Wilson routinely missed the opportunity to take up first down yards with his legs. In the Jets' inaugural possession, Wilson rolled to the left and fired a third down pass at Crowder, who fell incompletely. Crowder should have caught it, and there was an illegal shift that would have ruined it if he did, but Wilson didn't realize that he could easily lay the first one with his legs. Wilson ran for 10 touchdowns at BYU last year. Emphasizing this option on the offensive can help lengthen trips. The jets have a goodbye next week. They then travel to New England. With two weeks of prep, there is no longer an excuse to hit the road again, but you need to make tangible changes to address the problem. Robert Saleh's team must start playing football when the game starts, not when it's halfway through. Bookmark Jets Country for news, analysis and more every day.

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Wheeler, Jets were focused on speed ahead of the season opener road trip

During the training on Monday, the voice of Paul Maurice could be heard several times. "Fast fast fast!" (Author: Gardener)

"I think there is a lot to be happy about." -Wheeler WINNIPEG - Paul Maurice's voice was heard several times during training on Monday. For 45 minutes, the Winnipeg Jets paced up and down the Canada Life Center, alternating between five-on-five exercises and special teams. But the coach's message stayed the same - whatever you do, do it quickly. Maurice's instructions were heard loud and clear by team captain Blake Wheeler. This has been preached since the first day of the training camp. "Our team is structured differently now," said Wheeler. "I'm just trying to get used to some new faces and some new ways of playing the game, a little more pace and some of our strengths. I think there is a lot to be excited about." Equally exciting for Wheeler is the start of a new season and the promise that comes with it. Wednesday night will be Wheeler's 11th season opener with the Jets (making him the only player on the roster to have played in all 11 since 2011). He knocks on the 1,000 career game milestone door - he's currently sitting at 981 - but even a veteran like him is still excited about the premiere. "With our team and our changing room, everything we put together created a good atmosphere around us," said Wheeler. “So it was exciting to be there so far.” As much potential as the 2021/22 season has, it also brings with it a lot of unpredictability. The Jets have not played against an opponent from the US since March 9, 2020 - a 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Now the Coyotes are joining the Jets in the Central Division. And they're just one of seven American teams in the division who haven't seen the Jets in nearly two years. Let alone what will come from the Pacific, Metropolitan and Atlantic divisions. "Our division is always tough. The teams are always tough, top down," said Wheeler. I'm not saying it's a fun section to play in, but it's a fun section in the sense that you will be challenged every game. There are no off-nights. "So Wednesday night prep for the Anaheim Ducks was largely based on the seven preseason games the Ducks played." They brought in some new coaches, it affects some of the systems we think, "said Maurice - a lot of speed, effective at the fore check, but not necessarily by letting you run on the endboards, but getting on the puck, moving in groups of five, really aggressive in their D-pulls and their D-gap closings. "So if you're really quick, you've got a chance to win, and if you're not, then you don't." Stanley Cup playoffs. The lines - and powerplay units - reflected this. The move to Wheeler's power play unit (which Scheifele isn't rmally on) had Adam Lowry parked at the net front position, with Kyle Connor, Neal Pionk and Pierre-Luc Dubois rounding off the group of five. At the other end of the ice Nate Schmidt, Josh Morrissey, Nikolaj Ehlers, Andrew Copp and Paul Stastny worked as another power play group. As much as the reps were important for these power play units, they are just as important for the penalty killers. Our team is the penalty shootout, "said Maurice. So, our fourth line and the murder because we might have to split Lowry and Copp. But you Got a guy like Paul Stastny who killed his whole career, we just didn't really need him in the past and we thought it made sense from a minute's perspective. " The Jets have one more training session on Tuesday before boarding a plane to California for a three-game season opener road trip. In fact, they will play six of their first eight games on the road. Something that Maurice doesn't mind a bit, "he said." The game is usually a bit loose, the teams still select all their systems, they integrate new people. So being out and about is usually a good thing. The game has changed, the style of hockey has changed. It's a different animal to be on the go. "That team bonding off the ice doesn't happen quickly, even if all the Jets are doing on the ice is," The part of the game that you really remember over the years are some of those moments, some of the things that They do it away from the rink or in the locker room, or some of those good experiences that you can meet and connect in some places we go outside of the rink, "said Wheeler." Having a bit of a normal rhythm is going to be for everyone be good."

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Look behind the scenes to cover the Jets Falcons game across the pond

It's been a long and crazy week covering the New York Jets overseas. The long wok hours and the time difference led to a strange sleeping and writing pattern, but in the end everything worked out - except for the jet comeback - but not because of a lack of effort. The jets are rough. (Author: Gardener)

NJ Advance Media reporter Joey Chandler spent the last week in London covering the New York Jets. It's been a long and crazy week covering the New York Jets overseas. The long wok hours and the time difference led to a strange sleeping and writing pattern, but in the end everything worked out - except for the jet comeback - but not because of a lack of effort. The jets are rough. You just have to find a way to get the same intensity into the first half. Justin Hardee's girlfriend Amanda Jones and son Justin Hardee Jr. wait for their flight to London at Newark Liberty International Liberty Airport Wednesday night. Despite the defeat, it was an exciting week. Meeting Jets fans from across the pond was a great experience. Watching a game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was amazing too. The New York Jets are the first NFL team to visit London to train on a newly built field at the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Ware, Hertfordshire. Here's a closer look at some of those moments - and beyond - from my trip to London to game day. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is beautiful, and even more impressive when it is filled to the brim with fans. It was a bizarre experience to see all 32 NFL teams appear in the same game. Their fan bases all coexist peacefully. A hodgepodge of team colors painted the stadium seats. Three fans sat together wearing jerseys by Zach Wilson, Baker Mayfield and Ben Roethlisberger. There were also fans with setbacks, including an Ochocinco Bengals shirt. While singing the British national anthem, fans shouted “God Save the Queen” loudly and proudly. They also joined in on “The Star-Spangled Banner” and sang the finale with enthusiasm: “And the home of the brave”. Both performances ended with thunderous applause. It took the shuttle an hour to get to the Jets Hotel in the English countryside. After head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media, we trudged downhill to a practice field with a breathtaking view. It was built exclusively for NFL teams on their trips to London. With the 2020 Games canceled due to the pandemic, the Jets were the first team to ever train there. When the COVID-19 lockdown hit in March 2020, the construction of a practice field for NFL visiting teams at the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Ware, Hertfordshire, kept the neighbors entertained. They enjoyed watching the jets practice from afar on Thursday afternoon. It piqued my interest so I decided to introduce myself and see if they would share their story. "We're going to be famous in America now." Unbeknownst to the Jets players below, the construction of the field kept residents entertained during the COVID-19 lockdown. S. That in these uncertain times simply digging a field can bring so much joy to people's lives. After training, another group of international reporters appeared to attend the players' press conferences. You have now watched the video of John Franklin-Myer's emotional moment on the podium. The silence was deafening as those present gave Franklin-Myers time. Seeing the British press applaud him was also a touching, if rather unexpected, moment. NFL fans in the UK wore all kinds of team and player jerseys during Sunday's Jets game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. NFL fans in the UK wore all kinds of team and player jerseys during Sunday's Jets game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Before I got on the plane, I stumbled upon my first story. I started a conversation with some Jets fans who were waiting at the gate only to find out they were Justin Hardee's family. I spoke to his aunt Wanda Shoulders about how, like her nephew, I grew up in Ohio and lost my mother young. I also learned that Hardee's friend Amanda Jones had also lost her mother. I'm so happy that I decided to say hello. The Wednesday evening ride was longer than expected and my excitement was extraordinary. London here we come! A maintenance problem brought us back to the gate where we waited. And waited. The view from the press line at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during Sunday's Jets game against the Falcons. The view from the press line at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during Sunday's Jets game against the Falcons. My disappointment with the delay quickly evaporated as I flipped through the available flight selections and found one of my favorite childhood films and one of my favorite football films: Little Giants. Watching the O’Shea brothers (Ed O’Neill and Rick Moranis) train polar pee teams in a small town in Ohio, time passed. In many ways, it reminded me of the jets. When their bus is lost on the way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, the Little Giants help out. In return, they spend the day teaching the children about football and the motivation to win it contains. It's a wonderful moment: NFL stars take the time to take on teenagers and show them what the sport is really about. As in any big underdog movie, the Little Giants defeat the cowboys in a crazy way that comes from behind. The group of outsiders rallies after a 21-0 halftime deficit and their stunned opponents applaud them afterwards. An inspiring halftime speech from coach Danny O’Shea (Moranis) is something we can all learn from: Well, wait a second folks. Who said you have to be good to play football? You play soccer because you want to. You play soccer because it's fun. You play soccer to pretend you're Joe Montana throwing a touchdown pass or Emmitt Smith taking a long run. And even if these cowboys are better than you, even if they beat you 99 times out of 100, there is still ... once. The Jets understand this better than anyone. They also know how difficult it is to recover, especially at the NFL level, when you are behind. It's something that they've been struggling with since Week 1 and that they hope to fix over the next week. So far, they've done a great job on the O'Shea thought method, but having the Little Giants doing their own flight demonstration on a future trip can't hurt. Or there is always a goodbye week. Maybe I'll have to look at it again on the flight home.

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Slow take-offs continue to crush the jets

Another week, another sluggish start to the Jets' first half. New York knows this is their kryptonite but isn't sure how to nip it in the bud (Author: Gardener)

Another week, another sluggish start to the Jets' first half. New York knows this is their kryptonite but isn't sure how to nip it in the bud. New York fell behind on Sunday for the fifth time in as many weeks. The offense was lethargic, the defense couldn't stop Matt Ryan and before head coach Robert Saleh turned around, Gang Green lost 17-0 to the Falcons. Jets fans are used to sluggish starts in 2021. For five weeks, New York was beaten by 75 to 13 points in the first half. It is no coincidence that this team starts 4-1 after losing 27:20 in London. Promising performances in the second half - as we saw again on Sunday - are simply not enough to dig New York out of a hole every week. READ: Jets' comeback falls as New York begins losing to Falcons in London. "Study the tape, look at all the decisions and execution, and next week find out what the answer is and come up with something because it has to be better." Saleh isn't entirely sure why his team continues to struggle at the beginning. "We have to find out how we can fix it this bye-bye week. I have to play better at the beginning too." When the Jets jogged back into the dressing room at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London after 30 minutes of play, they had only won 80 meters. When the first quarter ended, New York was beaten 134 to 16. Wilson then threw an interception - his ninth of the season - two games in the Jets' third drive on offense. Wilson called this stretch "crushing," being forced to sit on the sidelines while the Falcons continued to convert, move the football, and leap to a dominant lead. The Jets outperformed their opponents by 54 to 46 points for the second half of this season, including Sunday and the previous week's overtime. "In the second half, in every single game, we looked really good and we know what we're capable of and we were able to show it there in the end," added Wilson. Starting out of three isn't the way to sit on the sidelines. "Sure, you can point your finger at the Jets defense because they didn't stop Ryan and the Falcons in the fourth quarter when New York got a chance to start a groundbreaking drive. For an offense that Calvin Ridley missed, Atlanta had its will with the Jets early and often, marching consistently across the field and keeping New York's defense on the field. But we're talking about a Falcons defense, which came into play and allowed for an average of 32 points per game, the worst grade in all of football. If the Jets had shown up just a little earlier this ball game would have been completely different, especially when New York started producing after halftime. The Jets go into their farewell week at the perfect time and had the chance to delve into the movie of their first five weeks and really diagnose what they were doing in the first fights in two quarters of each game. It's frustrating, but the Jets have proof that they can play better than their record suggests. Aside from New York's shutout loss in Denver and a poor performance against the Patriots, Gang Green's second-half performances show that they will be able to win almost every week as long as they rush out of the gate. "We just have to get to the meetings next week and the week after that and find a way to get it done and keep the momentum going," Vera-Tucker said. It starts with a long hard look in the mirror during that bye week. Give the Falcons credit for execution, but drops, penalties, poor throws, playcalling, blown coverages, and more prevent New York from achieving their full potential. Play better in the first half and who knows how many wins this team will pick up in the last 12 weeks of the season. "If we get out in the second half, of course, it's a completely different ball game and it's a different energy. So if we have that in the first half, we have a better chance."

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Michael Carter continues to look out for the role of the Jets' top running back

Michael Carter led the Jets backcourt against the Falcons and looked the best of New York's three traffic jams. (Author: Gardener)

Carter shouldered the load from the backfield and took 10 carries for 38 and a touchdown and three catches for 20 yards. Carter took 29 snaps - seven more than Ty Johnson and 26 more than Tevin Coleman - and while not dropping out of major games, he ran like a player ready to make it clear that he was the top running back in Mike LaFleurs Rotation is. One of the downsides for Carter, who was from North Carolina, was that he was a speedback who wasn't that dangerous between tackles. Many also questioned Carter's ability to deal with the rushed workload of a No. 1 running back. Carter has dispelled that notion so far during his rookie season and it did so again in Week 5. Almost all of his carries came in the runs and he demonstrated the kind of high quality vision that is required to be effective on the tackle runner. Carter's ability to catch passes from the backcourt cannot be ignored either. Again, three catches for 20 yards is by no means an outstanding feat, but Carter was always there to provide Zach Wilson with the safety net he needed. Ty Johnson does the same, but Carter's ability to do so is more valuable as the Jets use him more and more every week. Carter is about to take back the role of New York feature film. LaFleur will likely always use some kind of rotation given the nature of his offensive, but Carter begins to separate from the group as his number of snaps increases. Regardless of whether the jets are far behind or a little leading, Carter has a place on their schedule. New York couldn't exclusively give Carter the keys this season, and that's perfectly fine given his other talent in the position.

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Panthers' Sam Darnold flashes back into dark days with Jets losing to Eagles

Former New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers lost 21:18 to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. (Author: Gardener)

It is more like that. Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 21:18 at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. Darnold had won his first three games with Carolina before dropping the last two competitions. During the season opener three-game winning streak, Darnold threw three touchdowns and ran another three, completing at least 67.7% of his passes in each game and looking very much like the player the New York Jets picked with the No. 3 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. However, Darnold has returned to Earth in the last two games, throwing five interceptions and firing eight times. Former WFAN presenter Mike Francesa said it best on Sunday with this tweet: "For the first time this year, Sam Darnold looked like the one who played for the Jets." Darnold, for his part, confessed to his fights on Sunday. "We have to get out of the locker room and fire," said Darnold. “We have to execute. Darnold finished 21 of 37 for 177 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. "There were guys who were open and we have to do these throws," said Panthers head coach Matt Rhule of Darnold's performance. Of course, Darnold is not helped much by his offensive. In consecutive losses to NFC East enemies Dallas and Philadelphia, he was beaten 19 times and sacked eight times. "I have to get the ball out faster," said Darnold.

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Robert Saleh and Zach Wilson want to get to the bottom of the slow takeoffs of the jets

Second half comebacks have become a calling card for Jets 2021, and Robert Saleh wants to find out why this keeps happening. "We have to start faster," said Saleh on Sunday after the game. "I'm putting this on myself to try to fi (Author: Gardener)

Second half comebacks have become a calling card for Jets 2021, and Robert Saleh wants to find out why this keeps happening. "We have to start faster," said Saleh on Sunday after the game. "I'm putting this on myself to try and find out next week." The Jets only scored 13 points in the first half of this season, compared to 51 points in the second half. New York lost two of their four games by touchdown (Week 1 against the Falcons) and needed a fourth quarter comeback to beat the Titans in Week 4. They are the first team since the 2015 49ers to score seven or fewer points in the first half of their first five games of their season. Zach Wilson is one of the main reasons the Jets fail. He has made 30-63 attempts to pass for 330 yards, no touchdowns and six interceptions in the first half. In the second half, Wilson went 64-101 for 740 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. While orchestrating the Jets' two scoring drives in the second half, he didn't throw a single touchdown. "We have to figure out how to fix that this bye-bye week," said Wilson after the game. I also have to play better at the beginning. ”Wilson also refused to blame preparation, talent or coaching. The Jets second-half stats certainly reflect concerns about talent and coaches, but Wilson wants the Jets to shake up the comeback mentality and focus on playing a full 60-minute game better. "It's interesting the second half, we've looked really good in every single game," he added. The Jets will have a long flight home and a week off to fix their problems, but it may not be as easy as Saleh and Wilson hope. It is probably not a problem that requires some solution like prep or run or game scripts. A combination of all of these needs to be reworked if the Jets are to be successful early on in games. Whatever the Jets are doing, they have to resolve their problems in the first half to be competitive this season. "We can't keep trying to come from behind," said Wilson. Falcons Inactive: Brandin Echols, Nathan Shepherd Ready For The London Games What was the last time the Jets played when they traveled to London? Jets vs. Falcons: 7 prop bets for Sunday's game in London

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Jets can't explain another slow loss-making start to Falcons

LONDON (AP) - The New York Jets ruined their grand London trip with another slow start .... (Author: Gardener)

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) stands on the field after an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus (17) gets New York Jets cornerback Bryce Hall (37) and New York Jets defensive back Sharrod Neasman in the second half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur (35) challenged in London, England on Sunday October 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) greets New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) after an NFL football game between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021. The Atlanta Falcons won the game by 27:20. Atlanta Falcons celebrate after Mike Davis (28) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on Sunday October 10, 2021. The Jets faced the Atlanta Falcons with high hopes after Zach Wilson put on a star performance last week. But the rookie quarterback's London debut was a dud and the Falcons won 27:20 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The Jets (1-4) only gained 80 yards in the first half, posting five first downs compared to the Falcons' 251 yards and 17 first downs in the first two quarters. "Starting in three is not the way to sit on the sidelines," said Wilson. “We can't keep trying to come from behind. The NFL is too tough to always come from behind. ”The second drive was also a three-and-out, and the next ended with an interception - Wilson's leading ninth place. The pass wasn't like one of the long balls he hit the Tennessee Titans last week in a 27-24 overtime win that showed why the Jets made Wilson the No. 2 draft pick. He missed Keelan Cole on an open deep ball picked up by Jaylinn Hawkins. "Obviously, the frustration, just you know what, fuck it, I'm going to pull this ball on the sidelines and it's wide open," said Wilson. It was wide open and I just have to make a better throw, whatever it is, I have to come out and be ready to rip this thing up. I can't hesitate on any of these throws. ”By then the score was 17-0 and the Falcons were back in motion when Hayden Hurst caught a pass but fumbled at Jets 13 when CJ Mosley hit the ball and Michael Carter II pulled it back . Only then did the Jets move the ball and head to Atlantas 16 before stalling with two incompleteness and a brief win in third place. Matt Ammendola brought her to the board with a 31-yard field goal with 2:18 at halftime. The Jets got rushing TDs from Ty Johnson and Michael Carter in the second half. Carter's 2-yard run and Jamison Crowder's catch on the 2-point conversion reduced Atlanta's lead to 20-17 with 6:55 remaining. But the Falcons took a long run on Mike Davis' 3-yard run to extend the lead to 27:17, 2:19. "I have to come out and throw that thing, do the real readings," Wilson said. “I only missed a few throws. I can't come out and miss throws, and no hard throws. ”Wilson finished 19 of 32 for 192 yards and no touchdowns with an interception. After seven sacks last week, the Jets failed to reach Matt Ryan, who threw 342 yards and two touchdowns. Jets trainer Robert Saleh said Wilson has to trust himself "when bullets fly". "It's very easy to stand on the driving range and drive 300-yard drives," said Saleh. “And when he hits,” Saleh continued, “it'll be pretty cool when it does. Mosley, who played all 100 defensive snaps against the Titans last week, took responsibility for some of Atlanta's easy finishes in the first half.

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

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback had Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson - and that was enough, especially since the New York Jets stumbled again early.

Ryan threw 342 yards and two touchdowns, including the first NFL result for Pitts, and the Hawks stopped and closed (Author: Gardener)

LONDON (AP) - Matt Ryan didn't have his two best wide receivers in London. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback had Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson - and that was enough, especially since the New York Jets stumbled again early. Ryan threw 342 yards and two touchdowns, including the first NFL result for Pitts, and the Falcons held and knocked out the Jets in a 27:20 win on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Falcons (2-3) built a 20-3 halftime lead with Ryan finding wide open targets despite the absence of receivers Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage. "It was an opportunity for a number of our wide receivers to step up and play," said Ryan. Atlanta coughed up late in a 34:30 loss to Washington last week, but this time the win stayed despite the Jets (1-4) by losing two fumbles. But Zach Wilson and the Jets struggled to move the ball, which was the story of the season for the rookie quarterback. Last week he played his best game of the season against Tennessee, Wilson finished 19 of 32 for 192 yards and no touchdowns with an interception Pitts, who had taken Atlanta two places after Wilson in fourth place overall in the NFL draft in April his best game with nine receptions for 119 yards and his first NFL TD. Ryan made 33 of 45 passes without interceptions. The 14-year-old veteran became the seventh QB to complete 5,000, surpassing Eli Manning for the eighth most passing yards in NFL history. And he did it on Sunday without Ridley. who did not accompany the team to London "because of a personal matter" while Gage is out with an ankle injury. Patterson continued to do a little of everything for the Falcons, and the Jets had few answers for him. The running back / wide receiver / kick returner had seven receptions for 60 yards and ran 54 yards on 14 carries to lead the team. The Jets fought mightily again in the first half, gaining only 80 yards and scoring five first downs compared to the Falcons' 251 yards and 17 first downs in the first two quarters. "We weren't able to do it in the first half," said Jets coach Robert Saleh. "We can't keep trying to come from behind," said Wilson. Carter's 2-yard run and Jamison Crowder's catch on the 2-point conversion reduced Atlanta's lead to 20-17 with 6:55 remaining. The Falcons then finally found the dolphin drive they'd missed and ran 75 yards in nine games that ended with Mike Davis' 3-yard run. On the second and second goals, Davis took the handoff, spun, and got a collective push from his offensive linemen to get into the end zone to extend the lead to 27:17, 2:19. Davis finished with 53 yards on 13 carries. The scoring drive included Olamide Zaccheau's 15-yard catch and dive for a first down to Jets 24 to third and 13 after Ryan found Pitts for a 39-yard win. He's got incredible speed for a tight player, ”said Ryan. Matt Ammendola's 49-yard field goal made it 27:20, but the onside kick of the Jets was brought back by Zaccheaus - and sealed Atlanta's victory. After Patterson's 17-yard reception at Jets 2 in the first quarter, the Falcons got a disagreement with defensive end John Franklin-Myers, who covered Pitts on first and goal. Ryan hit Pitts near the far right corner of the end zone to make it 10-0. Pitts, whose mother and father traveled to see him in person, said the Falcons saw this coverage in film studies of the jets. "I've been waiting and praying for them all week for them to do it," said Pitts. After another Jets three-and-out, with Wilson throwing behind Corey Davis, the Falcons finished a 77-yard drive with Hayden Hurst's 17-yard TD catch to make it 17-0. With Wilson's defeat, they are 0-5 in the English capital since the NFL started playing regular season games here in 2007. It was the second London game for both teams, but the first at Tottenham. In 2014, the Falcons blew a 21-0 lead against the Detroit Lions and lost 22-21 to Matt Prater's game-winning 48-yard FG at Wembley. A year later, the Jets defeated the Miami Dolphins also 27:14 at Wembley. The NFL will have another game in Tottenham next Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Miami Dolphins. Jets: Goodbye, then with the New England Patriots on Sunday October 24th. Falcons: Goodbye, then with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 24th.

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

LONDON (AP) - Matt Ryan didn't have his two best wide receivers in London. The Atlanta ... (Author: Gardener)

Atlanta Falcons safety Jaylinn Hawkins (32) celebrates an interception during the first half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes the ball during an NFL football game between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst (81) , bottom right, celebrates after a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021 ), Top Center, celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on Sunday October 10, 2021 Wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus (17) is defensive back from New York Jets cornerback Bryce Hall (37) and New York Jets defensive back in the second half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons Sharrod Neasman (35) challenged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) greets New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) after an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8), left, is greeted by Atlanta Falcons tight end Lee Smith (85) after hitting scored a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021. New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) stands after an NFL football game on the field between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) leaves the field after an NFL Football game between d en New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (84), center, runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday October 10th 2021. LONDON (AP) - Matt Ryan hasn't had his two best wide receivers in London. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback had Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson - and that was enough, especially since the New York Jets stumbled again early. Ryan threw 342 yards and two touchdowns, including the first NFL result for Pitts, and the Falcons held and knocked out the Jets in a 27:20 win on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Falcons (2-3) built a 20-3 halftime lead with Ryan finding wide open targets despite the absence of receivers Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage. "It was an opportunity for a number of our wide receivers to step up and play," said Ryan. Atlanta coughed up late in a 34:30 loss to Washington last week, but this time the win stayed despite the Jets (1-4) by losing two fumbles. But Zach Wilson and the Jets struggled to move the ball, which was the story of the season for the rookie quarterback. Last week he played his best game of the season against Tennessee, Wilson finished 19 of 32 for 192 yards and no touchdowns with an interception Pitts, who had taken Atlanta two places after Wilson in fourth place overall in the NFL draft in April his best game with nine receptions for 119 yards and his first NFL TD. Ryan made 33 of 45 passes without interceptions. The 14-year-old veteran became the seventh QB to complete 5,000, surpassing Eli Manning for the eighth most passing yards in NFL history. And he did it on Sunday without Ridley. who did not accompany the team to London "because of a personal matter" while Gage is out with an ankle injury. Patterson continued to do a little of everything for the Falcons, and the Jets had few answers for him. The running back / wide receiver / kick returner had seven receptions for 60 yards and ran 54 yards on 14 carries to lead the team. The Jets fought mightily again in the first half, gaining only 80 yards and scoring five first downs compared to the Falcons' 251 yards and 17 first downs in the first two quarters. "We weren't able to do it in the first half," said Jets coach Robert Saleh. New York fought its way back in the second half with rushing TDs from Ty Johnson and Michael Carter, but couldn't make the comeback. "We can't keep trying to come from behind," said Wilson. Carter's 2-yard run and Jamison Crowder's catch on the 2-point conversion reduced Atlanta's lead to 20-17 with 6:55 remaining. The Falcons then finally found the dolphin drive they'd missed and ran 75 yards in nine games that ended with Mike Davis' 3-yard run. On the second and second goals, Davis took the handoff, spun, and got a collective push from his offensive linemen to get into the end zone to extend the lead to 27:17, 2:19. Davis finished with 53 yards on 13 carries. The scoring drive included Olamide Zaccheau's 15-yard catch and dive for a first down to Jets 24 to third and 13 after Ryan found Pitts for a 39-yard win. He's got incredible speed for a tight player, ”said Ryan. Matt Ammendola's 49-yard field goal made it 27:20, but the onside kick of the Jets was brought back by Zaccheaus - and sealed Atlanta's victory. After Patterson's 17-yard reception at Jets 2 in the first quarter, the Falcons got a disagreement with defensive end John Franklin-Myers, who covered Pitts on first and goal. Ryan hit Pitts near the far right corner of the end zone to make it 10-0. Pitts, whose mother and father traveled to see him in person, said the Falcons saw this coverage in film studies of the jets. "I've been waiting and praying for them all week for them to do it," said Pitts. After another Jets three-and-out, with Wilson throwing behind Corey Davis, the Falcons finished a 77-yard drive with Hayden Hurst's 17-yard TD catch to make it 17-0. With Wilson's defeat, they are 0-5 in the English capital since the NFL started playing regular season games here in 2007. It was the second London game for both teams, but the first at Tottenham. In 2014, the Falcons blew a 21-0 lead against the Detroit Lions and lost 22-21 to Matt Prater's game-winning 48-yard FG at Wembley. A year later, the Jets defeated the Miami Dolphins also 27:14 at Wembley. The NFL will have another game in Tottenham next Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Miami Dolphins. Jets: Goodbye, then with the New England Patriots on Sunday October 24th. Falcons: Goodbye, then with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 24th.

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