The Jaguars were due to play two scheduled home games in London in 2020 before the pandemic canceled those plans.

Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars will become the first NFL team to play two international games in one season when they spend several weeks in London this year.

The Jaguars will host the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 1st and visit the Buffalo Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 8th. The Jaguars were due to play two scheduled home games in London in 2020, but the pandemic canceled those plans.

“It will be great to host the Falcons at Wembley Stadium, followed by an away game against the Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,” Lawrence said in a statement. strong in both games.”

The Jaguars have played nine games in London, including a 21-17 loss to the Denver Broncos last October in front of an NFL-record international crowd of 86,215 at Wembley Stadium. Under first-year coach Doug Pederson, who led Philadelphia to a Super Bowl title in 2017, the Jaguars last year became the first team to win a playoff game after their worst record the previous season.

The NFL also announced the dates for three other international games.

The Tennessee Titans will host the Baltimore Ravens at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 15th. This will be the second trip to London for the Titans.

“It’s exciting to watch and play a part in the growing popularity of the NFL around the world,” said Ravens President Sasha Brown. – This is an incredible opportunity to play in front of and interact with Ravens fans in the UK and across Europe. »

NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will host the Miami Dolphins in Germany at Eintracht Frankfurt on November 5th. The New England Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 12, also in Frankfurt. .

“We are very excited to be traveling to Frankfort this fall to play the Dolphins,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said. “The Chiefs have a long history of helping to grow the game of football around the world and we were looking forward to our chance to play in Germany.”

The Patriots are 3-0 in international games, while the Chiefs are 2-0.

“Germany has some of the most passionate sports fans in the world and has always been an international leader in the passion for American football and the NFL,” said Patriots owner Robert Kraft. “I am very excited to play a home game in this new market and continue to build on our team’s long history and engagement with German fans. Our goal is to connect with fans locally and I look forward to expanding this fan base and developing additional relationships and partnership opportunities in Germany as well as Austria and Switzerland.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Munich in the first game of the NFL regular season in Germany last season.

There will be no international matches in Mexico in 2023 due to renovations at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

Five international games in 2022 showed record attendance and viewing. Each game was sold out with a total attendance of 356,116.

“We are delighted to once again be hosting three games in London, a city with so much love for the sport and a passionate fan base across the UK,” said Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s executive vice president of club affairs, major events and international. are pleased to confirm that two games in Germany will be held in Frankfurt, a city steeped in NFL heritage. We look forward to hosting both games at Eintracht Frankfurt, building on the incredible atmosphere experienced during last season’s game in Munich.”

The NFL’s expansion to 17 regular season games in 2021 gives teams a ninth home game in alternating seasons. Up to four conference teams, whose teams are eligible for this ninth home game of the regular season, are designated each year to host neutral-site international games.

The Jaguars play at Wembley Stadium as part of their long-standing commitment to playing in Britain.

“Adding a road contest against Buffalo allows us to maximize the logistical efficiency of our trips to and from the United Kingdom while maintaining a strong number of games at our true home at TIAA Bank Field,” said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. statement

AP Pro Football writer Mark Long contributed to this report.

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