MATT RYAN and Mike Davis made it a super Sunday for Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham.
Veteran quarterback Ryan, 36, threw two first-half touchdowns and Davis ran in another late score in a 27-20 win over New York Jets.
NFL returned to London with a bang after a year off due to Covid with the first of two games at Spurs’ new stadium in front of 60,589 fans.
Gridiron supporters were treated to a spectacular show with the US national anthem sang from the roof of the stadium and a military flyover.
The action on the field threatened to be just as one sided as Oleksandr Usyk’s win over Anthony Joshua at the same Spurs stadium a fortnight ago.
Ryan hit rookie tight end Kyle Pitts on a two-yard pass for his first ever NFL touchdown to give the Falcons an early lead.
And the veteran quarterback doubled his tally in the second quarter when he found the other starting tight end Hayden Hurst in the end zone on a 17-yard score.
Atlanta were missing two of their leading wide receivers in Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage but still had far too much offensive power for the Jets in the first half.
New York finally got on the scoreboard with a field goal just before the half-time break and went back to the locker room trailing 20-3.
Robert Saleh’s men seemed galvanised after the half-time show from Manchester rapper Aitch as they looked for a way back into the game.
Running back Ty Johnson smashed his way into the end zone in the third quarter to breathe life into the Jets.
And when Michael Carter followed him in with a fourth-quarter touchdown they were back within three points.
But Ryan led a masterful drive down the field before running back Davis sealed victory to pick up Atlanta’s second win of the season.
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