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January 11, 2018 Commentary Archive

Jaguars To Play Eagles In London

by Sam Kouvaris
Posted January 11, 2018 ===========================================================================

They're not sure if it'll be week 7 or 8 but the Jaguars will face the Philadelphia Eagles in London this fall. The game will be one of three in London for the NFL in 2018 including two at Wembley and one at the new home of Tottenham Hotspur, White Hart Lane. The exact date will be determined once the Jaguars and the NFL decide which week the team will take it's bye next season.

Here's more of the release from the NFL:

The Jaguars are 3-2 in London and have won three consecutive games at Wembley Stadium. It will be their sixth game in the NFL's International Series. This marks the Jaguars' third inter-conference game in London and the first since Nov. 9, 2014, when they faced the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 of the 2014 season (L, 17-31).

On Aug. 21, 2012, the Jaguars made history by becoming the first NFL team to commit to playing four home games at Wembley Stadium. Jaguars Owner Shad Khan, along with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, declared that the Jaguars would play one game each season in the United Kingdom from 2013-16. That deal was later extended through 2020.

On Sept. 24, 2017, the Jaguars defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 44-7, in a Week 3 matchup at Wembley Stadium. The official attendance for the game was 84,592, a then-record for any NFL game played in the United Kingdom. WR Allen Hurns has caught a TD in three consecutive games at Wembley Stadium, and joins Brandon Lloyd and teammate Marcedes Lewis as the only played to catch three or more TD passes at Wembley Stadium. Lewis tied the franchise's single-game record when he hauled in three TD receptions from QB Blake Bortles in the Jaguars' Week 3 victory in London.

The Jaguars' footprint in London continues to grow, as the team has registered over 75,000 fans in the U.K. and rank eighth among NFL teams in European NFL merchandise sales.


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