Cheerio, football fans.
The Jets and Falcons jump the pond this Sunday, as both teams are set to meet in London for a Week 5 showdown in London, the first of two international games in the United Kingdom this year.
While it’s not a sexy matchup between 1-3 teams, two of the game’s bright, young stars will be taking the field: Jets QB Zach Wilson is coming off his best performance of his young career, helping guide New York to an overtime win vs. the Titans in Week 4.
On the opposite sideline, tight end Kyle Pitts is still searching for his first career touchdown, and has an opportunity to grab one against the Jets defense this weekend.
One team will be heading into their Week 5 Bye week with two wins on their ledger: The other will head into the Bye week as tourists with some t-shirts.
What channel is Jets vs. Falcons on today?
- National: NFL Network
- New York: NBC
- Atlanta: WSB-2
The Jets and Falcons meet in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 10. The game airs exclusively on NFL Network for out-of-market viewers. For those in the local New York TV market, the game will be available on NBC.
For those in Atlanta, the game will be broadcast locally on WSBTV 2.
Jets vs. Falcons start time
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 10
- Start time: 9:30 a.m. ET
The Jets and Falcons are set to kick off at 9:30 a.m. ET (2:30 p.m. local time) on Sunday, Oct. 10. There is a five-hour time difference between the east-coast time zone of the Falcons and Jets and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in London.
The game should end around 12:30 p.m., giving you a half hour break before the start of the 1 p.m. ET slate of games.
NFL international games 2021
After the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench in the plans of the league in 2020, NFL teams are traveling beyond United States borders again in 2021, with two games to be played in London, both at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
- The Jets and Falcons provide the first of the two matchups in Week 4 (Oct. 10).
- The Dolphins and Jaguars follow them, playing in London on Oct. 17 (Week 5).
Jets schedule 2021
The Jets enter Sunday’s game vs. the Falcons with a 1-3 record on the season, coming off their first win, a 27-24 win vs. the Titans in overtime. Week 4 showed rookie QB Zach Wilson’s best performance of the season, throwing for 297 yards, two touchdowns and a pick in the OT win.
The Jets have an early Bye week, with a two-week break following the visit to the United Kingdom:
|1||Sept. 12||at Panthers (19-14, L)||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Patriots (25-6, L)||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 26||at. Broncos (26-0, L)||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Titans (27-24, OT W)||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||at Falcons (London)||9:30 a.m. ET||NFL Network|
|7||Oct. 24||at Patriots||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|9||Nov. 4 (TNF)||at Colts||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Bills||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|12||Nov. 28||at Texans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Eagles||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Saints||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||Dec. 18 or 19 (TBD)||at Dolphins||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Bills||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
Falcons schedule 2021
The Falcons also enter Sunday’s game at 1-3, with their sole win coming Week 3 vs. the Giants.
Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense have had Jekyll-and-Hyde offensive performances so far this year, but they set their high-water mark of 30 points vs. the Washington in their Week 4 loss. They have a Bye week following the game in London.
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Eagles (32-6, L)||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||at Bucs (48-25, L)||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Giants (17-14, W)||1 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. WFT (34-30, L)||1 p.m.||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Jets (in London)||9:30 a.m.||NFL Network|
|7||Oct. 24||at Dolphins||1 p.m.||Fox|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||at Saints||1 p.m.||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at Cowboys||1 p.m.||Fox|
|12||Nov. 28||at Jaguars||1 p.m.||CBS|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Bucs||1 p.m.||Fox|
|14||Dec. 12||at Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at 49ers||4:05 p.m.||CBS|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Lions||1 p.m.||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Bills||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Saints||1 p.m.||Fox|