Cordarrelle Patterson evaluated for concussion, Falcons lead 3-0

Atlanta Falcons v New York Jets - NFL London Games 2021 - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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The Falcons are leading the Jets early in the first quarter, but they’re without a key piece of their offense.

Running back Cordarrelle Patterson is in the concussion protocol after a hit in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jets. Patterson left the game after throwing an incompletion on a gadget play that came after he converted a fourth down to keep the team’s opening drive alive.

The Falcons were also gifted a very questionable roughing the passer call when Jets linebacker Quincy Williams hit Matt Ryan with what appeared to be a completely legal hit on a third down incompletion.

That conversion and the Patterson run helped set up a Younghoe Koo field goal that put the Falcons up 3-0 with just under nine minutes to play in the first quarter of the NFL’s first game in London since 2019.

UPDATE 9:54 a.m. ET: Patterson has been cleared to return to the game.