If the recreation was hosted on British soil in entrance of primarily British followers, Sunday’s proceedings began with some conventional American razzmatazz.
Shortly after the English national anthem had been blasted out, Marisha Wallace sung “The Star-Spangled Banner’ — from atop the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
If the occasion was impressively choreographed, there have been some hiccups: the Falcons appeared to have forgotten their net into which kicker Younghoe Koo would usually use to heat up.
However, it did not have an effect on the South Korean kicker, as he drilled all 4 of his first-half makes an attempt as the Falcons raced into a 20-3 lead.
With 1:42 minutes left in the first quarter, rookie sensation Kyle Pitts scored the first landing of his NFL profession, connecting together with his quarterback Matt Ryan from two yards out.
Apart from a uncommon foray from Jets’ rookie quarterback Zach Wilson which ended with a subject objective, the Falcons dominated the majority of the first half, scoring their second landing on a blue-skied Autumnal day in London thanks to Hayden Hurst.
Possibly rejuvenated by the halftime present from rapper Aitch, the Jets discovered some rhythm to work their approach again into the recreation, Ty Johnson’s shut vary dashing landing decreasing the deficit.
Despite the Jets protection offering a couple of turnovers to preserve them in the recreation, Wilson and the offence had been unable to capitalize as miscues, errors and penalties halted their drives.
The Jets managed to get one thing going halfway via the second quarter although, Wilson offering some clutch throws on the approach to Michael Carter decreasing the deficit to simply three factors.
The show of resolve from the first-year quarterback obtained the Jets followers off their seats and had the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium rocking as an unlikely comeback loomed.
But it wasn’t to be as the house workforce reasserted their lead with a late Mike Davis landing.
While most of the Falcons followers may have a a lot shorter journey house than their workforce, Ryan and firm will fly house to the US a glad bunch.