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The Falcoholic 12 October, 2021 - 07:00am

When do the Falcons play in London?

The Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets will square off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on 10 October in Week 5 of the 2021 NFL regular season. AS EnglishWhy is the Falcons-Jets played in London, UK? Times, TV, and how to stream

What channel is Falcons vs Jets?

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. Sporting NewsWhat channel is Jets vs. Falcons on today? Time, TV schedule for 2021 NFL London game

Why is Calvin Ridley not playing Sunday?

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta's top receiving target, will not make the trip to London with the Falcons on Thursday and will not play Sunday due to a personal matter, the team announced Thursday afternoon. The AthleticFalcons' Calvin Ridley will not travel to London for game against Jets

Why is Calvin Ridley not traveling to London?

After Ridley was not present for Thursday's practice, the Falcons announced Ridley would not accompany the team 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. USA TODAYAtlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley to miss London game due to personal matter

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Katherine Jenkins wows in red glamorous gown NFL half time show at Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Daily Mail 12 October, 2021 - 03:21pm

By Ellen Coughlan and Ella Hodson For Mailonline

Katherine Jenkins wowed in a busty red gown during the half time show at the Atlanta Falcons versus New York Jets NFL game on Sunday.

The 41-year-old opera singer walked out onto the field to sing the national anthem at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London.

The star oozed glamour in the showstopping dress which was embellished with a diamond neckline and waist band. 

Wow! Katherine Jenkins wowed in a busty red gown during the half time show at the Atlanta Falcons versus New York Jets NFL game on Sunday

The beauty added a bit more sparkle with large diamond earnings and a rhinestone covered mic. 

Her blonde locks were styled in loose waves and her glam makeup enhanced her flawless features. 

Katherine sang the National Anthem God Save the Queen to a packed stadium.   

It comes after the singer took to Instagram last month to wish her husband Andrew Levitas a happy anniversary, insisting that there were 'definitely no signs of the seven year itch' in the caption.

Stunning: The 41-year-old opera singer walked out onto the field to sing the national anthem at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London

Looking good: The star oozed glamour in the showstopping dress which was embellished with a diamond neckline and waist band

Glam: The beauty added a bit more sparkle with large diamond earnings and a rhinestone covered mic

The star posted the photo to her grid which showed the couple looking very glamorous, with Andrew, 44, donning a shirt and a bow tie and Katherine wearing a full face of make up. 

She wrote in the caption: 'Definitely no signs of the seven year itch! Happy Anniversary to my favourite person, best friend and beyond gorgeous husband @andrewlevitas - I don’t want to be anywhere else than by your side. ICYH'

Flawless: Her blonde locks were styled in loose waves and her glam makeup enhanced her flawless features 

Pitch perfect: Katherine sang the National Anthem God Save the Queen to a packed stadium

Incredible: The star was joined by a chore during her performance

Touch ups: The star touched up her makeup just before heading out onto the field

The pair tied the knot back in 2014 at Hampton Court and the mezzo soprano wore a traditional white gown by Suzanne Neville.   

The American artist and Katherine share two children together Aaliyah Reign, five, and Xander Robert, three. 

The adoring post comes after the accomplished songstress was presented with the prestigious Fellow Of The Royal Academy Of Music award back in July. 

Talent: She ran off the pitch after her powerful performance to a cheering crowd

Copper milestone! It comes after the singer took to Instagram last month to wish her husband Andrew Levitas a happy anniversary, insisting that there were 'definitely no signs of the seven year itch' in the caption

The mezzo-soprano was presented with the prestigious Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM) award - given to those who have contributed significantly to the music profession or to the Academy.

George Chambers, the Head Of Communications at the Royal Academy Of Music said: 'With 14 number one albums and the biggest record deal in classical music history to her name, Katherine joins our illustrious group of former students from across the whole profession – including Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Elton John.' 

He continued: 'By awarding this fellowship, we celebrate Katherine’s many achievements and her extraordinary work bringing music to the widest possible audience.' 

Still strong: The singer insisted that there were 'definitely no signs of the seven year itch' alongside the loved up picture 

Wedding: The pair tied the knot back in 2014 at Hampton Court and the mezzo soprano wore a traditional white gown by Suzanne Neville

Family: The American artist and Katherine share two children together Aaliyah Reign, five, and Xander Robert, three

Katherine won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music at age 17 and graduated with honours.  

She then went on to perform at a mass which honoured the Pope's silver jubilee at Westminster Cathedral in 2003.

Now, she is the biggest selling Classical Artist of the Century - selling over 2.6 million albums.

Katherine is an avid activist for the arts community, speaking about the lack of support from the government in the entertainment industry during the pandemic on Emma Forbes podcast last year.

Talented: The adoring post comes after the accomplished songstress was presented with the prestigious Fellow Of The Royal Academy Of Music award back in July

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Falcons vs Jets Week 5 Postgame Show: The Falcoholic Live

The Falcoholic 12 October, 2021 - 03:21pm

2021 NFL Power Rankings, Week 6: Bummer In Britain

Gang Green Nation 12 October, 2021 - 07:39am

The great Dennis Green once said, “They are who we thought they were.” I’d say that applies here. Zach Wilson hopped back on the struggle bus in Week 5, missing or attempting to miss most throws. His ball placement was truly petrifying in almost every way imaginable.

I thought Wilson was the rawest of the QB prospects as an on-schedule passer, and that has shown through his first five games. The sack he took with 21 seconds left encapsulates his rookie season thus far. He makes the first man miss and then tries doing too much, leading to a horrible mistake.

Patience and progress are the keys going forward. This was always going to be a big jump for Wilson, and losing Mekhi Becton certainly hasn’t helped him.

Last week: Loss at Atlanta, 27–20 (London)

Clearly, the roster still needs a lot of work.

The Jets are averaging 2.6 points per game in the first half. It’s not just four points fewer than any other team. It’s unconscionably low. Unlike a week ago against the Titans, a second-half awakening (17 points) wasn’t enough against the Falcons in London. Good effort by the defense until a stop was really needed.

Most improved player: CB Bryce Hall

How they’ve improved: The 2020 fifth-round pick, who slipped in the draft because of a significant ankle injury near the end of his final season at Virginia, leads the Jets with five passes defensed. In fact, only eight players in the NFL have more than Hall, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. Hall got his feet wet as a starter over the second half of last season, but he still was shaking off rust from the layoff. Now he is 100%, playing the role of CB1 and has a chance to be a long-term starter for the Jets.

Surely playing second-year WR Denzel Mims, who’s averaged 24.3 yards on his three catches, more extensively could help open up the league’s lowest-scoring offense. Injured LT Mekhi Becton, Mims’ 2020 draftmate, agrees.

The loss didn’t seem to have much effect on the Jets in the NFL power rankings, primarily because the Jets were already close to the bottom before the loss.

With the obvious proviso that power rankings are stupid, unless they praise the Jets, in which case they’re awesome, what do you think? Where should the Jets rank in the NFL power rankings?

2021 NFL Power Rankings, Week 6: Bummer In Britain

The Athletic 12 October, 2021 - 07:39am

The great Dennis Green once said, “They are who we thought they were.” I’d say that applies here. Zach Wilson hopped back on the struggle bus in Week 5, missing or attempting to miss most throws. His ball placement was truly petrifying in almost every way imaginable.

I thought Wilson was the rawest of the QB prospects as an on-schedule passer, and that has shown through his first five games. The sack he took with 21 seconds left encapsulates his rookie season thus far. He makes the first man miss and then tries doing too much, leading to a horrible mistake.

Patience and progress are the keys going forward. This was always going to be a big jump for Wilson, and losing Mekhi Becton certainly hasn’t helped him.

Last week: Loss at Atlanta, 27–20 (London)

Clearly, the roster still needs a lot of work.

The Jets are averaging 2.6 points per game in the first half. It’s not just four points fewer than any other team. It’s unconscionably low. Unlike a week ago against the Titans, a second-half awakening (17 points) wasn’t enough against the Falcons in London. Good effort by the defense until a stop was really needed.

Most improved player: CB Bryce Hall

How they’ve improved: The 2020 fifth-round pick, who slipped in the draft because of a significant ankle injury near the end of his final season at Virginia, leads the Jets with five passes defensed. In fact, only eight players in the NFL have more than Hall, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. Hall got his feet wet as a starter over the second half of last season, but he still was shaking off rust from the layoff. Now he is 100%, playing the role of CB1 and has a chance to be a long-term starter for the Jets.

Surely playing second-year WR Denzel Mims, who’s averaged 24.3 yards on his three catches, more extensively could help open up the league’s lowest-scoring offense. Injured LT Mekhi Becton, Mims’ 2020 draftmate, agrees.

The loss didn’t seem to have much effect on the Jets in the NFL power rankings, primarily because the Jets were already close to the bottom before the loss.

With the obvious proviso that power rankings are stupid, unless they praise the Jets, in which case they’re awesome, what do you think? Where should the Jets rank in the NFL power rankings?

Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 5

The Falcoholic 11 October, 2021 - 06:00pm

Down their two top wide receivers on the depth chart, the Falcons still put together a really good offensive display, powered by a fierce first half where they couldn’t do anything wrong up until the Hayden Hurst fumble. Fantasy managers who started Falcons got an opportunity to wake up early and watch the fantasy points pile up.

There is a lot of great content available here at the Falcoholic, and I encourage you to check it out if you want some in-depth analysis. This article will look at things strictly from a fantasy football perspective (that means looking at nothing other than pure statistics). Here are Atlanta’s fantasy stud and fantasy dud from Week 5’s victory against the New York Jets.

Welcome to your breakout, Kyle Pitts. With Russell Gage and Calvin Ridley not making the trip to London, all eyes were looking at Kyle Pitts to see if he could step into the role of Matt Ryan’s primary target. He stepped up to the challenge.

Pitts was a massive part of this week’s gameplan and he had by far the best game of his young career at this point, leading the Falcons in receptions and receiving yards today as Matt Ryan looked his way early and often.

Pitts was the recipient of a first-and-goal touchdown on Atlanta’s second drive (his first career score) and he helped set up the team’s final score with a 39-yard reception to start the team’s final drive.

The number four overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft finally rewarded fantasy managers who invested a 5th round ADP for his services in redraft leagues, and he had managers in dynasty leagues salivating in anticipation for what’s to come in his career. I wouldn’t expect this kind of stat line to be the norm after Ridley and Gage return, but it’ll certainly be better than what we’ve been seeing before this game.

Honestly, Zaccheaus doesn’t belong in any part of this article series at all — he’s not rostered in enough leagues to be considered fantasy relevant — but he kind of falls into here by default. Every other player that’s rostered and started in fantasy for the Falcons had a good performance.

Zaccheaus has struggled with some drops these past two weeks, including two on consecutive plays at one point, but he made a crucial first down reception on 3rd-and-13 on Atlanta’s final drive to help set up the game-winning touchdown score. He also recovered the onside kick on the hands team.

No matter what the situation is with Atlanta’s receivers, no WR outside of Calvin Ridley (and Cordarrelle Patterson if your league designates him as a receiver instead of a running back) should be started or even rostered at this point.

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