Seahawks, Eagles, Titans set for London debuts

Rachel Hardy
January 14, 2018

The Raiders will take on the Seahawks at Tottenham Hotspur's brand new stadium on Sunday, Oct. 14 in Week 6.

The NFL announced its four global games for 2018, three in London and one in Mexico City. The NFL have already staged 21 regular-season games in London and Waller believes a franchise could be possible in the next "four to five years".

In the league's announcement Thursday, the Eagles are set to face off against the Jaguars in either Week 7 or Week 8 of the 2018 NFL season at Wembley Stadium, in London. On top of that, they'll go into next season's game with a three-game winning streak at Wembley Stadium following victories over the Bills in 2015, the Colts in 2016 and the Ravens this season.

The NFL will send six teams to London in the fall as a new survey indicates that British people find the sport second only to golf as the dullest to watch.

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"A key feature of our success is playing in iconic, world-renowned venues like Wembley and Twickenham, and we look forward to playing in what will be another incredible setting for NFL football at Tottenham's new stadium".

The news got out earlier today about the teams participating in London games this year, leaving the league to announce dates and times this morning. Both will be considered home games, meaning the team will play one fewer game in StubHub Center in 2018 and 2019.

In October, Alistair Kirkwood, the NFL's United Kingdom managing director, had told ESPN that he was aiming to get the final six teams (Eagles, Titans, Seahawks, Texans, Panthers and Packers) that have not yet played overseas.

"When we played the first game here we had no idea if we were ever coming back", Waller said. This is one of the cornerstones of our vision for creating a world-class sports and leisure destination that will make Tottenham a hive of activity 365 days a year and drive the regeneration of one of the most deprived areas of London. Held at Tokyo's Korakuen Stadium on August 16, 1976, it was the first National Football League contest ever played outside of North America. "We are very excited to be welcoming some outstanding playoff teams to the stadium in 2018 and hope our strong partnership will continue for years to come". No decision has been made as to whether the Jaguars will have their Bye Week immediately following the game against Philadelphia in London.

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