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NFL London LIVE: Falcons vs Jets final score and reaction from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Follow all the action live from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Jack Rathborn,Ben Burrows
Sunday 10 October 2021 17:50
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Follow live coverage as the Atlanta Falcons take on the New York Jets as London welcomes back the NFL.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host a battle between one quarterback with intentions to join the hall of fame one day in former MVP Matt Ryan and another with immense talent and hopes and dreams to thrive in the league for the next decade in Zach Wilson.

There is another gem from this year's NFL draft in Kyle Pitts, who was snagged fourth overall by the Falcons, who resisted the opportunity to grab a new quarterback of their own, with the former Florida tight end tipped to replicate the impact of the Chiefs' Travis Kelce or the Buccaneers' Rob Gronkowski.

Both teams enter the contest at 1-3 on different trajectories, while there is also parallels with the coaches, who are both starting out as the main man after Arthur Smith and Robert Saleh stepped up from offensive coordinator at the Titans and defensive coordinator at the 49ers respectively - posing a compelling match-up between contrasting philosophies.

Follow all the action from north London, with play-by-play updates from the early kick-off in week five of the NFL:

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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 20-3 Jets

Jets already in the red zone then, for only the second time this afternoon.

Michael Carter gets a crease in the running game before Braxton Berrios gets his hands on the ball for the first time for a short gain.

Ty Johnson gets the carry on third down... and it’s enough. First down and goal Jets.

Ben Burrows10 October 2021 16:14
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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 20-3 Jets

Right then, the Jets need a spark here if they’re going to keep this one close.

And there it is, Tevin Coleman taking the opening kick off all the way back to deep into Falcon territory.

He nearly broke that one all the way before being tagged and pushed out of bounds.

Just what New York needed. Let’s see what they do with some quality field position for only the second time today.

Ben Burrows10 October 2021 16:11
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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 17-3 Jets

Just over a minute remaining in the half and Ryan is charging down the field again.

Falcons having no problem moving the ball today, they are up to 246 yards for the day - the Jets have 80 total yards.

And Wilson tugging Pitts’ jersey hands the Falcons another big gain on defensive PI.

Two timeouts and 41 seconds remaining, a TD here might end this game...

Falcons take a timeout with two seconds remaining in the half, they’ll kick this one and try to make it a 17-point lead.

It’s Koo, from 52, and it’s GOOD! Falcons lead 20-3 at the break.

Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 15:54
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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 17-3 Jets

Jets ball! CJ Mosley forces the fumble and Wilson can breathe a sigh of relief.

Wilson struggling again, a third down for the Jets, a laser incomplete down the middle but there’s a flag.

It’s defensive PI, a lifeline for the Jets.

Johnson moves the chains and Jets gradually discovering some momentum.

Wilson out wide to Carter, but he’s nailed by Ogundeji. It’s third and nine...

Wilson to Crowder to extend the drive and add 13 yards and arrive at the Falcons’ 28.

Carter now rumbling for nine yards after finding the edge. Jets sniffing a touchdown here.

A poor Wilson throw to Crowder, who had found himself wide open, sees the Jets face 2nd and 10 at the Atlanta 16.

Jets finally fail to convert on third down, Ammendola on for the field goal and it’s GOOD! Jets cut the deficit to 14, Falcons lead 17-3.

Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 15:31
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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 17-0 Jets

The Jets need to get something going here or this one is going to get out of hand quick.

That’s not what they needed though.

Zach Wilson is picked off by Jaylinn Hawkins on an errant pass intended for wide receiver Keelan Cole and it’ll be Falcon ball deep in Jet territory again.

That’s a ninth interception on the year in just the fifth game for the second overall pick.

Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 15:28
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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 10-0 Jets

Kyle Pitts is special, a one-handed catch for 22 yards that sees the Falcons surge towards the end zone again.

The fourth overall pick from this year’s draft is up to 58 yards off five receptions.

Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 15:19
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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 10-0 Jets

Wilson back out, he needs to find a spark for the Jets as it’s been one-way traffic so far.

Falcons have 134 yards. Jets have... 5.

It’s another three and out for Gang Green. Saleh looks concerned on the sideline.

Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 15:11
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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 10-0 Jets

Jets putting Ryan under pressure, back on their own 15.

Patterson, who has been cleared of concussion, is back out there and rushes for nine yards.

Ryan then drops one in for Sharpe for 14 yards and a third down.

And there he is, huge completion to Pitts for the Falcons, who are into the Jets’ half. Pitts is seeing an uptick in volume, fantasy players will be delighted with 3 for 34 so far.

Ryan utilising his tight ends early, this time Smith for 22 yards and Patterson hauls another in, it’s first and goal. Falcons rolling early on here.

And there it is, Kyle Pitts has his first touchdown of his NFL career, Falcons lead 10-0!

Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 15:01
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NFL London 2021 - Falcons 3-0 Jets

Wilson is in, can the Jets build on the momentum from last week?

Carter rushes for five on first down.

Wilson then gets out the pocket and attracts a big hit due to opting against sliding.

The Jets fail to convert and it’s three and out.

Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 14:52
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Patterson is in the concussion tent, a concern for the Falcons.

Down on their weapons, the revelation of their season so far is now in doubt to return.

Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 14:50

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