London May Be Calling But Falcons Are Favored In UK Game

Written By Russ Mitchell on October 8, 2021

Some players may be crossing an ocean for NFL Week 5 in London, but fans who want to bet on the NFL in Iowa can stay right on their couches for an extra-long Sunday of football.

The NFL is returning to London for both Week 5 and Week 6. First up, the New York Jets square off with the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The game starts at 2:30 p.m. in England, but that’s 8:30 a.m. here in Iowa.

NFL Network will use a Sunday morning version of Thursday Night Football to carry the game.

NFL London game odds

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How to watch: NY Jets vs. Atlanta in London

  • What: NY Jets vs. Atlanta
  • When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday
  • Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London
  • TV: NFL Network

Week 5 pairing is NFL’s 29th London game

The NFL outlined its international efforts in a kickoff guide to start the season. Everyone’s favorite NFL team will eventually need a passport. It was part of the league’s thought process when they added a 17th game to the regular season:

“Beginning in 2022, all 32 clubs will play internationally at least once every eight years. The scheduling of up to four neutral-site games per year in a country outside the United States will focus initially on Canada, Europe, Mexico, South America and the United Kingdom. In addition, interested clubs can continue to volunteer to play home games internationally, as is currently the case.”

The NFL played 28 London Games over 13 seasons, starting in 2007. The pandemic caused pro football to pause international efforts in 2020, but the league said it is eager to resume what it calls an “important international initiative.”

Odds, schedule and viewing guide beyond London

Thursday

  • 7:20 p.m.LA Rams (3-1) at Seattle (2-2) (NFL Network)

8:30 a.m. Sunday

  • NY Jets (1-3) vs Atlanta (1-3) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London (NFL Network)

Sunday (noon window)

  • Green Bay (3-1) at Cincinnati (3-1)  (FOX)
  • Detroit (0-4) at Minnesota (1-3) (FOX)
  • Denver (3-1) at Pittsburgh (1-3)  (FOX)
  • Miami (1-3) at Tampa Bay (3-1) (CBS)
  • New Orleans (2-2) at Washington (2-2) (CBS)
  • Philadelphia (1-3) at Carolina (3-1) (FOX)
  • Tennessee (2-2) at Jacksonville (0-4) (CBS)
  • New England (1-3) at Houston (1-3)  (CBS)

Sunday (late window)

  • 3:05 p.m. — Chicago (2-2) at Las Vegas (3-1)  (CBS)
  • 3:05 p.m.Cleveland (3-1) at LA Chargers (3-1) (CBS)
  • 3:25 p.m.NY Giants (1-3)  at Dallas (3-1)  (FOX)
  • 3:25 p.m.San Francisco (2-2) at Arizona (4-0) (FOX)

Sunday Night Football

  • 7:20 p.m. — Buffalo (3-1) at Kansas City (2-2) (NBC)

Monday Night Football

  • 7:15 p.m. — Indianapolis (1-3)  at Baltimore (3-1)  (ESPN)

Photo by Steve Luciano / AP
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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