Redskins avoid London game: Eagles-Jaguars instead

Doug Mendoza
January 12, 2018

Game times for each contest will be announced at a later date.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy showed London mayor Sadiq Khan around their new stadium on the day it was announced that White Hart Lane will host the first NFL London game of 2018. The new White Hart Lane, which is under construction, will stage its first National Football League game on 14 October, when the Oakland Raiders host the Seattle Seahawks.

Overall, this will be the Chargers' sixth game overseas in franchise history, according to the team's official website. Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers vs. the Tennessee Titans. The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in a matchup of 2017 playoff teams, while the Tennessee Titans will face the Los Angeles Chargers.

London will play host to three games instead of the usual four but the National Football League have said that it will be made up in the future when five games will be played in a season. According to the Tribune, NFL rules state teams in temporary home stadiums are required to play global games. The Jaguars and Chargers will each be charged with a home game.

Almost three decades earlier, the Chargers also helped expand the league's profile in a more unorthodox fashion, playing the St. Louis Cardinals in a preseason game known as the Mainichi Star Bowl. The two teams will have to travel all the way across the United States before flying over the Atlantic Ocean to land in England.

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The Dolphins have played in London in three of the last four years. October 14 will mark the Seahawks' first appearance in a London game. Since that time, there has been at least one regular season game played each year in London. Teams awarded Super Bowls are required to play a London game within five years of being awarded the Super Bowl.

A year ago saw four games being played in London, with two at Wembley and two at Twickenham.

Gridiron fans will be able to sample the action once again at Wembley, as well as at Tottenham Hotspur's brand new stadium.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell added: "We continue to be very excited by the growth of the NFL in the UK". Those interested in attending any of the games can go to www.ticketmaster.com/nfl for information.

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