Eagles-Jaguars highlights NFL’s three-game London schedule

The NFL announced its slate of games that will be played in London in 2018, including an intriguing matchup between two of this year’s Super Bowl hopefuls. A late-October...

The NFL announced its slate of games that will be played in London in 2018, including an intriguing matchup between two of this year’s Super Bowl hopefuls.

A late-October meeting between the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars headlines the league’s three-game London schedule, with the two teams set to meet either Oct. 21 or Oct. 28 at Wembley Stadium. The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders — led by new coach Jon Gruden — will meet Oct. 14 at English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, while a matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers rounds out the slate.

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“We continue to be very excited by the growth of the NFL in the UK,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “The fans have demonstrated outstanding support and passion for the NFL over the past 11 seasons, and we look forward to some great games in London this year.”

The NFL played its first game outside North America in 2007, when the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins, 13-10. It has since expanded its slate of international games, playing at least three games in London every year since 2014 and recently agreeing to schedule games in Mexico through 2021.

Contact Tom Schad at tschad@usatoday.com or on Twitter @Tom_Schad.

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