Both teams are looking to rebound from Week 3 setbacks
One team has more worldwide travel than any other as they take on another in the NFL’s first international game of the 2023 season. The Jaguars will play in London for the tenth time on Sunday; the Falcons, their opponent, will visit the city for the third time overall and twice in the previous three years.
In London, both sides aim to level their records. The Jaguars are 4-5 in these types of games, including their Week 8 loss to the Broncos last year, 21-17. Atlanta defeated the Jets 27-20 in Week 4 of the 2021 season, their final match in London. Tight end Kyle Pitts, who caught nine catches for 119 yards and a touchdown that day, was the Falcons’ main creator.
Jacksonville lost to visiting Houston last weekend, and they have a dismal 1-2 record going into Sunday’s game. Even though Jacksonville’s running back Travis Etienne had a fantastic day, the defence’s failure to pressure Houston rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud and two turnovers were major contributors to the team’s 37-17 defeat.
The Falcons lost their first game last weekend against the now-3-1 Detroit Lions, following a 2-0 start. Atlanta’s offence failed to stop quarterback Desmond Ridder, who was sacked seven times in the Falcons’ 20-6 defeat, despite the defence’s strong play.
When these two teams with postseason hopes square off on Sunday, there’s no doubt that both will be looking to return to the winner’s column. The game should be competitive. Famous players on both teams include Falcons safety Jessie Bates III, Jacksonville linebacker Josh Allen, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and rookie running back BIjan Robinson of Atlanta, who leads the team in average yards per carry going into Sunday’s game.
This is how you can watch the action live on Sunday.
How to watch
- When: Sunday, Oct. 1 | 9:30 a.m. ET
- Where: Wembley Stadium (London)
- Live stream: ESPN+
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Odds: Jaguars -3; O/U 43 (via Caesars Sportsbook)