Philadelphia Eagles to face Jaguars in London next season, report says

Philadelphia Eagles to face Jaguars in London next season, report says

The NFL announced its London Series of games on Thursday and the Jaguars will open the schedule with a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley Stadium on October 21 or 28.

The Dolphins fulfilled their obligation to play a home game in London as part of the arrangement that will bring Super Bowl LIV to South Florida, but face the possibility of being selected as a road team for an global game next season. The Raiders and Chargers are awaiting construction of new stadiums, and the Jaguars have a long-term agreement to play in London to combat low local revenues in Jacksonville.

Both games will be home games for the Chargers, meaning they will play seven regular-season games at StubHub Center instead of the customary eight in both seasons.

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NFL London announced three games will be played in the capital during the 2018 season. Only Jacksonville, who has agreed to play one game a year in London has more with five.

Of those teams, Carolina also has not played in London. This will be part of a three-game set in London. The Silver and Black played games at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca in each of the last two seasons and made the team's debut in London against the Miami Dolphins in 2014.

"We continue to be very excited by the growth of the National Football League in the UK", Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday following the announcement.

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The league has rules requiring teams playing in temporary home stadiums and ones that have recently been awarded Super Bowls to play global games, usually as the "home" teams.

Having staged its first National Football League game in 2007, Wembley gets its 19th and 20th games over the following two weekends.

Seahawks vs. Raiders will be one of three regular-season contests in London in 2018.

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Game times will be announced at a later date but it's reasonable to expect that, for the first time since the International Series began in 2007, two teams with wining records could meet.

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