The Jets started slowly and could not come up with one final stop and are taking the long flight home from London with a loss.
The Jets made things interesting in the second half after falling behind by 17 points early, but the Falcons came away with a 27-20 win in front of 60,057 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Jets fell to 1-4 and now have a bye week.
Rookie quarterback Zack Wilson had another rough game. He missed on some short, easy throws and threw his NFL-worst ninth interception in the game. Offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur did not have any answers to help Wilson out early. The running game was a rumor for most of the day, and the first touchdown came after a 65-yard kickoff return by Tevin Coleman at the start of the second half.
Falcons running back Mike Davis scored a 3-yard touchdown with 2:19 left in the game to ice the win for Atlanta. It was the team’s only points of the second half after putting up 20 in the first half.
The Falcons (2-3) were playing without top receivers Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, but they did not need them in this one. Pitts, the No. 4 overall pick, had nine catches for 119 yards and his first NFL touchdown. Patterson had 114 total yards, killing the Jets early with both runs and receptions.
A week after sacking Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill seven times, the Jets did not sack Ryan once. Ryan finished 33-of-45 for 342 yards and two touchdowns. The Falcons converted 9-of-14 on third down, including two huge ones late in the game.