Raiders and Seahawks will play first National Football League match at Spurs new stadium


The NFL will reduce its presence in London by one game in 2018, from four to three, the league announced Thursday morning.

The Jaguars, regulars on the London circuit, will "host" the Eagles in one game.

The game will take place on October 14 at English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium during Week 6. According to the Tribune, NFL rules state teams in temporary home stadiums are required to play worldwide games.

The six teams participating in the London series are the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.

Seattle's game will be on October 14 at the new Tottenham Stadium in London, while the Chargers-Titans game will be at Wembley Stadium on October 21st or the 28th.

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Murphy and the Packers have said many times that the franchise would be unwilling to give up a home game to play in London. The Eagles, Seahawks, and Titans are three of the six National Football League teams that have never played a game in the UK. In fact, all of the games ticketed for London look to be, on paper nine months out, solid matchups. The Chargers were probably the best team to not make the playoffs this season, and the Titans made it and won a wild-card game last week. The exact order of those two games will be announced at a later date.

Those games will be played at the iconic Wembley Stadium. Oakland hasn't exactly packed the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to the gills, and owner Mark Davis has willingly traded a true home game for an worldwide one.

There will be three consecutive weeks of matches in London. The Houston Texans have never played in London, but played an International Series game in Mexico City.

Last season, the Dolphins were shut out by the Saints 20-0, as the struggling offense continued a stretch of eight quarters with just one touchdown.

"We continue to be very excited by the growth of the NFL in the UK", NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.