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NFL London Games: The complete guide

NFL is one of the most popular sports on the planet and it shows no sign of letting up ahead of the new season.

Its popularity has continued to grow in the UK, so much so that it has hosted games at Wembley Stadium since 2007, while Twickenham has also staged  NFL in England.

Only four official NFL matches are held outside of the USA – with three of them coming to these shores and one to Mexico.

The NFL regular season began last month when Philadelphia Eagles took on Atlanta Falcons, with the former winning 18-12.

It will head over to the UK later this month with the Seattle Seahawks facing Oakland Raiders on 14th October, before a week later it is the turn of Tennessee Titans and LA Chargers, while it is then rounded off with the Eagles coming up against Jacksonville Jaguars on 28th October.

Those games were schedule to take place at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, but it is yet to be completed, meaning the fixtures have reverted back to its Wembley Stadium home.

Here we give you everything you need to know about NFL in London.

History of NFL in London

The very first game to be played in London saw the Miami Dolphins host the New York Giants on 28 October 2007, with the latter coming out on top 13-10.

Initially 40,000 tickets sold out for the game inside the first 90 minutes. And ever since then a single game has been held in London each year through to 2011.

Every game played in London has been televised in the UK and also regionally back in the US.

When are NFL in London 2018 games

Oakland Raiders v Seattle Seahawks

Sunday 14 October, Wembley Stadium, 6pm

Oakland and Seattle come up against each other in the opening NFL London game in just over a week.

Both these sides have made indifferent starts with Seattle winning two of their four matches to date, while Oakland have only won one game when beating Cleveland 45-42 in overtime.

The Seahawks have won two of their last three though, and are 13/20 favourites to come out on top, with Oakland 5/4.

Tennessee Titans v Los Angeles Chargers

Sunday 21 October, Wembley Stadium, 6pm

Tennessee and Los Angeles are next to make their way over to these shores.

An opening day defeat for Tennessee to Miami has been followed up with three good wins, before being edged out 13-12 by Buffalo Bills ahead of their match this weekend against Baltimore Ravens.

Philadelphia Eagles v Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday 28 October, Wembley Stadium, 3pm

The Eagles, last season’s NFL champions, have endured a tough start to the campaign and have lost three of their opening five games.

Jacksonville meanwhile tasted their first loss last weekend 30-14 to the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of this weekend’s encounter with the Dallas Cowboys.

How did things go at NFL London last year?

Last year the NFL had four games over in London, starting with a comprehensive 44-7 Jags win over Baltimore, which was followed with New Orleans Saints’ 20-0 whitewash over Miami Dolphins.

The next two games were hosted at Twickenham and there were further 33-0 and 33-16 victories for Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings over Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns respectively.

 

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