National Football League releases schedule for 2018 games in London

Lawrence Cooper
January 12, 2018

The NFL on Thursday announced the three regular-season games that will take place in London this upcoming campaign: Seattle Seahawks vs.

NFC East winners Philadelphia Eagles will take on their AFC South counterparts and fellow divisional playoff contenders Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley.

The first game of the series sees a marquee matchup between the Raiders and Seahawks on October 14 at the new Spurs stadium.

The NFL has scheduled arguably its most impressive slate of London games yet in an announcement at Tottenham's new stadium.

Philadelphia fans made their team's two trips to Los Angeles this year seem like home games.

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"We are excited as a franchise to be playing in London as part of the NFL's International Series", said Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk. "It has been 10 years since we last played in London, and other than the outcome of the game back in 2008, the experience there among the global fans was pretty cool", said Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

By the conclusion of the 2018 season, this will leave the Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers as the only clubs yet to have traveled across the Atlantic for an National Football League game.

There are over 75,000 United Kingdom fans of the Jaguars, according to the team. The Jaguars are back again, this time hosting the Eagles and Carson Wentz, who should face a fiery Jacksonville defense in another intriguing game. The NFL releases the full 2018 schedule around mid-April.

The 49ers haven't played overseas since they played the Jaguars in Wembley in October 2013, when they thrashed Jacksonville, 42-10, in their most lopsided victory of that season.

The Jaguars have played a game in London every season since 2013, and they've won three straight including a 44-7 beating of the Baltimore Ravens on September 24.

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