Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

NFL London Schedule 2018 announced

NFL London Schedule 2018 announced

The NFL announced on Thursday which teams will be playing in the league's global series in London next season.

The Eagles - the NFC No 1 seed this season - will also make their London debut, facing "London's team" the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley in either Week Seven or Eight.

The Raiders will take on the Seahawks at Tottenham Hotspur's brand new stadium on Sunday, Oct. 14 in Week 6. San Diego faced New Orleans in 2008, which was only the second year the National Football League played a regular-season game in London.

The six teams participating in the London series are the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans. Both will be considered home games, meaning the team will play one fewer game in StubHub Center in 2018 and 2019.

The Jaguars are the most experienced London team, having played five games in The Big Smoke.

More news: Fired Google engineer's suit claims reverse discrimination

The Green Bay Packers will not play in London during the 2018 season. With the three London games solidified, the only remaining slots are for the one game in Mexico.

The Eagles await in 2018, and though it is the team's first ever trip to London, it heralds a return for British-born running back Jay Ajayi, who travelled with the Miami Dolphins this year.

By far the biggest and richest league in the United States, the NFL has been inching towards setting up a London-based franchise and has tried to learn something new each season. October 14 will mark the Seahawks' first appearance in a London game. The home of English football has now hosted 18 NFL games, with nearly 1.5 million fans attending those games. Muscular tight ends coach Dan Campbell became the interim coach, sparking a brief revolution with his spirited one-on-one and two-on-two hitting drills during practices and back-to-back victories in his first two games.

Its a good list of quarterback for the Brits, who haven't seen a ton of playoff-caliber football in recent years.

"We continue to be very excited by the growth of the NFL in the UK", NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.

Like this: