National Football League sets three 2018 matchups for London, none involving Ravens


National Football League sets three 2018 matchups for London, none involving Ravens

The Jaguars are no strangers to London, owning a 3-2 record since first appearing in the International Series in 2013. That shouldn't be the case in 2018.

The Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles, and Tennessee Titans will all make their London debuts, whilst Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium will host its first ever National Football League game.

Wembley once again plays host to two games for a third-straight year, continuing their 11-year partnership with the NFL.

Mark Waller, NFL executive vice-president of events and worldwide, said: "We are very excited about playing our first game at Tottenham's magnificent new stadium, and will follow our usual pattern of playing one game in our first season at a new venue, as we did at Wembley and Twickenham in previous years".

The other two scheduled contests consist of the Eagles at Jaguars and the Titans at. But the Raiders are intriguing again with coach Jon Gruden, and could improve quickly with stars like quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Khalil Mack.

Waller said they "don't want to alienate" fans of Tottenham's rivals by being so closely associated with one Premier League team. In fact, here are three positive factors for Philadelphia fans to consider with the recent news about their team playing in London, even if it won't take place until next season.

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

"We very much hope there will be a franchise in London and we would very much like this stadium to be used for that club", Levy said. And unlike years past when the Jaguars struggled, this one should be pretty good.

Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Wembley Stadium, Oct. 21 or 28.

BC-FBN-NFL-London Games, 1st Ld-Writethru, 519 Raiders vs Seahawks in 1st NFL game at new Tottenham stadiumAP Photo NY158, NY157Eds: Updates with details, quotes. All six teams will be making their London debuts.