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.