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Eagles to play Jaguars in London

Eagles to play Jaguars in London

The first matchup will feature the Raiders taking on the Seattle Seahawks on October 14, 2018, in the first-ever National Football League game at Tottenham Stadium. Two will be staged at Wembley following the first game which will be played at Tottenham Hotspur's new 61,000-seat stadium.

The new stadium will only host one game this year, but has plans to host additional games in the same season moving forward.

The other games played in London next season will be Jaguars-Eagles and Titans-Chargers.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders, Tottenham stadium, October 14.

The Raiders, Jaguars and Chargers will be considered the home team in their respective games in London.

That's one game fewer global game than the 2017 season, which featured four games in the United Kingdom.

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




The full regular season schedule isn't typically announced until April.

"Since we last visited London in 2008, the NFL's popularity has continued to grow in the United Kingdom", A.G. Spanos, the Chargers' president of business operations, said in a statement.

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.

The Jaguars are the staple of London, having played there for five conseuctive years.

It will be the second regular season game for Seattle outside of the United States as the Seahawks also played Buffalo in Toronto on December 16, 2012, a game Seattle won 50-17.

Future seasons will include two games at Twickenham Stadium.

The long-term ambition, however, must be for Spurs to become the full-time home of a London franchise and chairman Daniel Levy told reporters at the club's headquarters that he "hoped" this would be the case. Those interested in attending any of the games can go to www.ticketmaster.com/nfl for information.