Falcons get ready to leave for London to face New York Jets this weekend

LONDON — The Atlanta Falcons are getting ready to head to London to play the New York Jets.

The game is set for Sunday morning Atlanta time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein is there with the team.

The game will be the 29th time an NFL team has played in England.

We’ll have special pre-game coverage LIVE from London starting at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by the Falcons-Jets game right here on Channel 2.

The 1-3 Falcons will take on the 1-3 Jets.

The Falcons are expected to arrive in England Friday morning. Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett said it’s a quick turnaround, but he’s OK with it.

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“At the end of the day, both teams are doing the same thing. There’s no excuse. And I look at it as an opportunity to go play on the world stage. I love playing on a big stage and have the opportunity to experience something new. So this has been fun,” Jarrett said. “We’re not going over there just to have fun. We’re going over there to put the work in.”

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Posted by Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Calvin Ridley will not be making the trip to London due to a personal matter.

“We are in support of Calvin during this time and will respect his privacy on the matter,” the team said in a statement.

Ridley has 27 catches for 255 yards and a touchdown this season.

Wide receiver Russell Gage and defensive tackle Marlon Davidson won’t make the trip because of their ankle injuries, the team announced.

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