Munich – Over 62,000 football fans from Great Britain, Germany and all of Europe made the pilgrimage to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday to see the first London Game in two years.
The game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons did not promise the highest-class names in the league in advance, but should at least provide points and spectacular plays. Especially rookie tight end Kyle Pitts caused a stir with a one-handed catch and his first career touchdown.
In general, it was the Atlanta Falcons who dictated the game from the start. While Matt Ryan scored early on the scoreboard with a field goal and two touchdowns by Pitts and Hayden Hurst, the jets had to warm up first.
NFL London Game: Zach Wilson weakens again
Especially rookie quarterback Zach Wilson was weak at the beginning and allowed himself an interception as well as imprecise and only short passes. It wasn’t until the second half that the “Gang Green” woke up and reduced the interim 0:17 to 17:20 thanks to two touchdowns by running backs Ty Johnson and Michael Carter.
It shouldn’t get much more exciting, however, the Falcons got important yards, minutes and the touchdown to the two-score game mainly through Cordarrelle Patterson.
A final field goal of the jets with an unsuccessful onside kick resulted in the final score of 27:20. Atlanta improves to 2-3. The Jets, on the other hand, cannot build on their first win of the season and continue to bring up the rear of the AFC East with 1-4.
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