Posted October 08, 2013

NFL adds third London game in 2014

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Wembley Stadium will host three NFL games in 2014.

The NFL will play three games in London’s Wembley Stadium in 2014. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The NFL plans to expand its international program next season and will play three games in London’s Wembley Stadium, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

The NFL has hosted a game in London each year since 2007, and this year, the league added a second game at Wembley.

Last month, the Vikings defeated the Steelers in England. On Oct. 27, the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the San Francisco 49ers at the 105,000 capacity venue.

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The league also announced that the home teams for the three international contests in 2014 will be the Jaguars, Falcons, and Raiders.

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15 comments
Dr. Killpatient
Dr. Killpatient

You wonder why the league keeps picking the Jaguars even after their underwhelming performance.  Although the Raiders are on the rise, the Falcons are alarmingly inept. Give them some variety, pick somebody else besides the Jaguars.

Ciscos
Ciscos

The NFL is just determined to expand to England.  I guess once they get (or move) a team there, they'll put the other one in Los Angeles.  Not that I'm losing any sleep over the idea of a team in LA.

Chip
Chip

Hey NFL ... if you want neutral-site games, do it right and stop taking away home games from teams. Scrap one preseason game, make the regular season 17 games long, and have the extra game be a 5th inter-conference game that takes place at a neutral site. You can have them in London, Berlin, Dublin, Barcelona, Brussels, Vienna, Monterrey, Mexico City, Rio, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Sydney, Vancouver, Montreal ... anywhere. Keep some in the USA ... put a few in Los Angeles, go to Memphis, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, etc. You get great flexibility, promote the brand, and no team loses out on a home game.

BlakeDuncan
BlakeDuncan

Oh, c'mon! The Falcons have only been bad for a month this year. Why do they have to be lumped in with the crap teams we keep sending over to the UK?

MrTemecula
MrTemecula

The NFL should watch 'Mean Girls' so they will understand when I say, "NFL, stop trying to make American football happen! It's not going to happen!"

Dunedin51
Dunedin51

If they insist on playing in Europe, why not Germany the game is much popular there than the UK


MattHaynes
MattHaynes

How many failed leagues in Europe will it take for the NFL to get the point?

x72
x72

" Yes this is great news"

- Nobody

GatorDone
GatorDone

@Dr. Killpatient Khan signed a 3 year agreement to have the Jags play home games there in 3 consecutive seasons to expand the Jaguars marketability. 

WCoastPro
WCoastPro

@BlakeDuncan 49ers got sent this year as a road team. 

last time I heard Georgia Dome not up to nfl's standards. 

kyyled5
kyyled5

@MrTemecula We declared independence for a reason. Leave them to their soccer and badminton or whatever those poofs play

Dunedin51
Dunedin51

@GatorDone @Dr. Killpatient  

The Jaguars will never have any kind of fan base in the UK. When the games are in London you get fans from every team there wearing their colours, that is why a London franchise will will struggle we already have our allegiances and wont be changing them.

Press1
Press1

@WCoastPro @Dunedin51 Mexico City again ... futbol americano! As long as they never put an actual team in London, egads, what a nightmare. Then you might as well have a bye week every other week.