The NFL's games in London next season are actually pretty good

Ross Houston
January 11, 2018

In the other Week 7/Week 8 game in London, the Philadelphia Eagles will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. The game will be at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs' new ground will stage one game in its first year of opening and in 2019 we look forward to going back to staging at least four National Football League games in London.

The Eagles also have road games this season Dallas, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans, New York Giants, Tampa Bay, Tennessee and Washington.

An aerial view as work continues on Tottenham Hotspur's New Stadium at White Hart Lane on November 16, 2017 in London, England.

Teams don't like giving up home games, but the ones that are most vulnerable are the ones that have trouble selling tickets.

The NFL confirmed three thrilling 2018 London games on Wednesday afternoon.

Fulham owner Shahid Khan's Jaguars have been regular visitors to London - and have been tipped as a potential mover, if a London franchise ever gets the green light - but their opponents the Eagles can boast of one of the league's best teams and brightest quarterback talents in Carson Wentz. Seattle will be the road team, with the Oakland "hosting". To date, Wembley Stadium - the home of English football - has hosted 18 NFL games, with nearly 1.5 million fans attending those games.

Coincidentally, Thursday also marks the day the Philadelphia 76ers happen to be playing in London with an exciting meeting against a familiar face in the Boston Celtics, but let's focus on the Eagles for now.

Tottenham has signed a 10-year contract for games with the NFL.

They'll play the Jaguars at historic Wembley Stadium, McLane reported. Anytime the team plays more than one time zone away, it leaves early (typically Thursday) to acclimate.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "London is the global home of the NFL and I am really excited to welcome the world's best American football stars and their thousands of fans from around the globe back to our city".

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