Critical piece of Jaguars offense ruled out against Falcons

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The Falcons are 2-1 but have had the health advantage in every contest thus far, and it seems that will continue in London against the Jaguars.

The Panthers were down multiple pass catchers; the Packers were down their three best offensive players, and the Lions were without multiple starters on both sides of the ball.

For Atlanta, Jeff Okudah, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Troy Andersen are the only notable players who have missed time. Andersen is out for the season; Okudah made his Falcons debut in Detroit, and Patterson is questionable for Sunday.

The Jaguars, on the other hand, have already ruled Zay Jones and Devin Lloyd out — both critical pieces to Jacksonville’s defense and offense. Jamal Agnew is a game-time decision.

This is the second game in a row that Jones will miss due to the injury, which he sustained against the Chiefs in Week 2. Jones has five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown this season but is coming off the best season of his career. He set career highs in catches (82) and receiving yards (823) in his first season in Jacksonville in 2022.

The Falcons will have at least one advantage heading into another game. I say this a lot, but it’s true. Sometimes, it’s not who you play but when you play them. The Jags are a good football team that is favored in this one, but Arthur Smith’s squad is more than capable of upsetting them across the pond.

Photographer: Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire
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