NFL London Games 2018: Ranking Solid Overseas Slate From Best To Worst

Lynette Rowe
January 12, 2018

The team is heading to Wembley Stadium for the first time in a decade, set to face the Titans in either Week 7 (Oct. 21) or Week 8 (Oct. 28) of the 2018 season.

The three-game slate is a reduction from the four London games the National Football League held during the 2017 season.

The others are Eagles vs. Jaguars and Titans vs. Chargers on October 21 or 28.

The second game that was announced features a pair of division champions who are still alive in the playoffs.

The Eagles will play the Jacksonville Jaguars while the Titans will challenge the Los Angeles Chargers, with both games to be contested at Wembley Stadium.

Spurs' 61,000 capacity arena is yet to be completed, but will be hosting the first of the games.

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The NFL's success in London is directly tied to the Northumberland Development Project. The Silver and Black played games at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca in each of the last two seasons and made the team's debut in London against the Miami Dolphins in 2014. "We're excited to introduce the Los Angeles Chargers brand, in person, to football fans in the United Kingdom this year, and to fans in our 2019 destination as well". "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".

Oakland and the two Los Angeles teams don't have ideal home situations in 2018, so the eighth one being on the road is justifiable. The league has rules requiring teams playing in temporary stadiums, like the Chargers, and recent Super Bowl winners to play worldwide games.

From 1994 to 1999, the Chargers played three preseason games as part of the NFL's American Bowl series, against the New York Giants in Berlin in 1994, the Pittsburgh Steelers in Tokyo in 1996 and the Denver Broncos in Sydney, Australia, in 1999.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will again be playing a home game in London in 2018. Meanwhile, the Jaguars have played overseas five years in a row.

"We have created something very unique", Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said at the announcement of fixtures.

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