NFL announces three London games for 2014 season
The NFL announced earlier in October that the Falcons, Jaguars and Raiders all would host games in London next season as part of the league’s expanding International Series. We now know the opponents for those teams.
The Jaguars will welcome the Cowboys across the pond, while the Falcons will take on the Lions and the Raiders will battle the Dolphins, all at Wembley Stadium some time during the 2014 season (dates have not yet been set for any of those games).
A second London trip was added to the NFL’s regular-season schedule for 2012: Minnesota knocked off Pittsburgh earlier this year; Jacksonville and San Francisco play in England this weekend.
“Our fans in the UK continue to demonstrate their passion for more football,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Next year for the first time we will play three regular-season games in London. We have scheduled three attractive games with four teams playing in their first International Series game. The growing enthusiasm for the NFL internationally is exciting and we look forward to continuing to respond to this interest in our game.”
The Jaguars will become the first team to make the London journey in back-to-back seasons. Of the six squads slated to play at Wembley in 2014, only Miami has competed there during the regular season before — the Dolphins dropped a 13-10 decision to the Giants in 2007, the first season after the NFL instituted the International Series.