NFL London 2018: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and Philadelphia Eagles all heading to the UK

NFL London 2018: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and Philadelphia Eagles all heading to the UK


The NFL has announced the six teams heading to London for next season’s International Series, with the Seattle Seahawks, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Tennessee Titans making their first trips across the Atlantic.

Seattle, with thrilling quarterback Russell Wilson at the helm, will face the Oakland Raiders, while the Eagles will be hoping Carson Wentz will be back from injury to guide them against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Meanwhile, in the third match up of the schedule, the LA Chargers will face the Tennessee Titans.

This year will see two games played at Wembley Stadium, while we also see the beginning of Tottenham Hotspur’s partnership with the NFL which means one match will be played at their new stadium.

NFL London 2018 International Series fixtures in full:

Seattle Seahawks @ Oakland Raiders – Sunday, October 14 (Tottenham Hotspur)
Philadelphia Eagles @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday, October 21 or 28 (Wembley Stadium)
Tennessee Titans @ LA Chargers – Sunday, October 21 or 28 (Wembley Stadium)

“We continue to be very excited by the growth of the NFL in the UK,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“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. A key feature of our success is playing in iconic, world-renowned venues like Wembley and Twickenham, and we look forward to playing in what will be another incredible setting for NFL football at Tottenham’s new stadium.”

You can listen to full coverage of Super Bowl LII from Minneapolis live on talkSPORT with New York Jets running back Matt Forte, Buffalo Bills star Lorenzo Alexander, Super Bowl 50 winner Ryan Harris all joining the team at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “London is the international home of the NFL and I am really excited to welcome the world’s best American football stars and their thousands of fans from around the globe back to our city.

“I’m delighted Tottenham Hotspur’s fantastic new stadium is joining the line-up of world-class sports arenas in our great city. 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 NFL games in London. Once again, London has shown why it is the sporting capital of the world and open to the very best sports events.”

“This is a milestone year for the club as we look ahead to the opening of our new stadium and all that it will bring to the area of Tottenham,” said Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy.

“The announcement of the first game of the NFL’s 2018 London Games to take place at our new home heralds the commencement of our 10-year partnership. This is one of the cornerstones of our vision for creating a world-class sports and leisure destination that will make Tottenham a hive of activity 365 days a year and drive the regeneration of one of the most deprived areas of London. The NFL will bring a whole new audience to the local area, showcase Tottenham and bring further economic and social benefits with truly global coverage and attraction.”

talkSPORT is the UK home of NFL on the radio and, as the play-offs hit the divisional round, you can hear Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots (Sunday – 1:15am) on talkSPORT and Jacksonville Jaguars @ Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday – 6pm) on talkSPORT2.



Source :talksport.com

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