What we should know about next seasons NFL games in London.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a deal which commits them to one game @ WEMBLEY thru the 2020 season. This is not affeceted by Shahid Khan’s withdrawal from buying Wembley – far from it, he’s stated they want to extend for a further 5 years once the current deal expires.

Rams, Raiders and Chargers are obliged to play one “international” game as the “home” team while they have temporary stadium leases (probably 2 more seasons for all 3 teams). – this may be @ WHL or Wembley, Mexico, or maybe somewhere else. At least 1 of these teams is likely to play their game in Mexico.

Falcons are also slated to play a home game outside the US sometime in the next few years as part of the new requirements for the city being awarded a Superbowl.

The other London “home” team(s) will be “volunteers”.

We are scheduled for a minimum of 4 games not just next year, but in EACH of the next 2 seasons under existing stadium agreements with Wembley and WHL.

There is generally less reticence about being the “home” team in London now – As the Jags GM hinted last week, other owners have crunched the numbers and understand more about how to benefit. Many teams still have stadium leases which prevent it, but as Atlanta proved when they came over, it’s sometimes possible to negotiate a variance for one game – the team/league has to compensate the leaseholder though. Some team owners have ruled out being the “home” team for an international game – Green Bay, Dallas and New England certainly, and maybe others.

Apart from those mentioned above, Teams KNOWN to have clauses in their existing stadium leases which allow them to play a home game or games overseas are the Vikings, Bucs and Bengals.

London to host 4 NFL Games got the 2019 Season.

The NFL concluded its 2018 London Games Series with a record attendance of 85,870 as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-18 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (October 28).

Having staged three sold-out games at Wembley in consecutive weeks, the NFL has confirmed plans to play FOUR times in London in 2019, including two more games at Wembley Stadium and the League’s first two games at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. It will bring the total number of regular-season games played in London to 28 since the series began in 2007.

Speaking in Washington, DC, UK Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch said: “The NFL in London is going from strength to strength and I am delighted that we will have four games in the capital next year, with Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium joining Wembley as a host venue. The League brings an incredible Super Bowl-style atmosphere to the UK, with fans sporting jerseys from a range of NFL teams packing out Wembley this autumn in record numbers. I am sure the two games at Tottenham next year will also be a huge success as the UK will once again show its passion and enthusiasm for this fantastic sport.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is the world’s sporting capital and hosting NFL matches here is fantastic for fans of American football in the UK as well as supporters from all over Europe. The NFL brings huge benefits for our city and showcases London to millions of viewers overseas. We’ve staged some mouth-watering matches here and hope to host even more in the years to come as we demonstrate that London Is Open.”

The NFL’s London Games achieved an average attendance of 85,031 over the past month and brought the total number of teams to have played in London to 29 out of the NFL’s 32 clubs. “The games in the past few weeks have once again demonstrated the incredible passion of NFL fans in the UK,” said Mark Waller, NFL Executive Vice President, International. “The support of our stadium partners, the Mayor of London and the Minister for Sport gives us a great foundation for further development of the sport and the ability to give our fans even more NFL games in the coming years.”

Further details of the 2019 London Games will be released at a later date #nflinlondon #nfluk #onlyinthenfl #aroundthenfl

Report: Baker Mayfield ‘not going to exactly miss Hue Jackson’

As the football news world focuses on Cleveland, lots of stories and reports are flying with the firing of Browns head coach Hue Jackson. One in particular which bears some attention comes from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

The veteran league insider said in a live bit on NFL Network that Baker Mayfield is “not going to exactly miss Hue Jackson” as his head coach.

Rapoport spoke extensively of the coordinator and communication issues with the Browns under Jackson.

Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, has progressively struggled in the offense. Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley have sparred about control of the playcalling, and the dysfunction bled onto the field.

The rookie QB was noted for his willingness to speak his mind coming out of Oklahoma, which some critics viewed as a negative. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in a polarized media.

Stewart Love’s 7 NFL statistical Highlights from Week 8

Wembley london breaks new records with the crowd attendance at the NFL international series game 2018.

SEVEN FROM SUNDAY  WEEK 8

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 28th, the eighth week of the 2018 season.

  • Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI converted two field goals and all four of his point-after attempts for 10 total points scored in the Colts’ 42-28 win at Oakland.

Vinatieri, who has scored 2,550 total points during his 23-year NFL career, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer MORTEN ANDERSEN (2,544) as the league’s all-time leading scorer.

  • Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ completed 21 of 30 passes (70 percent) for 286 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 119.6 rating in the Eagles’ 24-18 victory over Jacksonville before a crowd of 85,870 at London’s Wembley Stadium, the largest single-game attendance in the London Series since the league began playing annual games in London in 2007.

Wentz became the second quarterback in NFL history with at least 30 pass attempts and a passer rating of at least 115 in four consecutive games, joining Denver’s PEYTON MANNING(2012).

Wentz, who had 28 rushing yards and caught a four-yard pass off of a deflection, is the first player with a passing first down, rushing first down and receiving first down in a London Series game.

  • The LOS ANGELES RAMS defeated Green Bay, 29-27, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Rams, who are the league’s last remaining unbeaten team, advance to 8-0 for the first time since 1969.

    Rams running back TODD GURLEY had 195 scrimmage yards (114 rushing, 81 receiving) and a receiving touchdown in the win. Gurley, who leads the league with 15 touchdowns this season, became the fourth player in NFL history with at least 15 touchdowns in his team’s first eight games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (17 touchdowns in 1958) and PRIEST HOLMES (15 touchdowns in both 2002 and 2004).

  • Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES completed 24 of 34 attempts (70.6 percent) for 303 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 125 rating in the Chiefs’ 30-23 win against Denver.

Mahomes, who had four touchdown passes in both Week 6 and Week 7, became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw at least four touchdown passes in three consecutive games, joining DREW BREES (three consecutive games in 2011), PEYTON MANNING (five consecutive games in 2004) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (four consecutive games in 1984).

With 303 passing yards, Mahomes joined ANDREW LUCK(eight consecutive games in 2014) and DREW BREES (seven consecutive games 2011) as the only quarterbacks in league annals with seven consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards in a single season.

  • Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had six receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns and running back JAMES CONNER rushed for 146 yards with two touchdowns in the Steelers’ 33-18 win over Cleveland.

Brown, who has eight touchdown receptions on the season, is the fifth player since 1970 to record at least eight touchdown catches in six consecutive seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE (11 seasons from 1986-96), MARVIN HARRISON (eight from 1999-2006) and CRIS CARTER (six from 1995-2000), and ANTONIO GATES (seven from 2004-10).

Conner, who had two rushing touchdowns in Weeks 1, 5 and 6, is the third first-or-second year player to record four games with at least two rushing touchdowns in his team’s first seven games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers STEVE VAN BUREN (1945), JIM BROWN (1958) and ERIC DICKERSON (1983).

  • Washington running back ADRIAN PETERSON had 149 rushing yards on 26 attempts (5.7 average) and two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in the Redskins’ 20-13 win at the New York Giants.

Peterson, at 33 years and 221 days old, is the oldest player in NFL history to record at least 100 rushing yards and both a rushing and receiving touchdown in a single game. Miami’s RICKY WILLIAMS, at the age of 32 years, 182 days old, was previously the oldest player to accomplish the feat (November 19, 2009 at Carolina).

With a 64-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Peterson joined STEVE BONO (76 yards on October 1, 1995), ROCKY BLEIER (70 yards on October 7, 1979) and Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM THORPE (80 yards on October 16, 1921) as the only players with a touchdown run of at least 60 yards at age 33 or older in NFL history. 

Peterson is the fourth player in league annals with at least 140 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a single game at age 33 or older, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JOHN HENRY JOHNSON (200 rushing yards and three touchdowns on October 10, 1964) and JOHN RIGGINS (140 rushing yards and one touchdown on September 23, 1984) and DE ANGELO WILLIAMS (143 rushing yards and two touchdowns on September 12, 2016).


  • Seahawks quarterback RUSSELL WILSON completed 14 of 17 passes (82.4 percent) for 248 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating in the Seahawks’ 28-14 win at Detroit.

Wilson is the first quarterback in franchise history to register a 158.3 passer rating (minimum 10 attempts), the highest rating a passer can achieve. He is the second quarterback to accomplish the feat this season, joining Los Angeles Rams’ quarterback JARED GOFF (158.3 passer rating in Week 4).

Four NFL players arrested in London after row over ‘unpaid £50,000 nightclub bar bill’

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released a statement ahead of their game at Wembley against the Philadelphia Eagles

Four NFL players were arrested in London following a row over a £50,000 bar bill.

Jacksonville Jaguars have confirmed that members of their team had been detained “over restitution of a bill”.

Any discipline will be handled internally.”

Jacksonsville Jaguars have not named the players in the alleged incident – and there is no suggestion that any of the players pictured here were involved(Image: Getty )

According to #stewartlovenfl the players were embroiled in a dispute at the London Reign Showclub – an A-list nightspot which features burlesque shows – in Piccadilly.

The report claims that the players had racked up a whopping bar bill after ordering champagne and vokda bottles.

Trouble is said to have erupted after they allegedly attempted to leave without settling their tab before police intervened at around 4am in the early hours of Saturday morning.

News of the incident could not have come at worse timing for the out-of-sorts Jags.

They enter their sold-out clash against the reigning Super Bowl champions at Wembley on a poor run of form.

The Jags, who came close to an unlikely Super Bowl appearance last season before losing the AFC Championship game, have lost their last three consecutive NFL games.

The Eagles are the favourites with the bookmakers to win this afternoon’s game in what would compound an embarrassing weekend for the Miami-based NFL franchise on and off the field.

The Jags are owned by mega-rich Fulham owner Shahid Khan, who earlier this month withdrew his £600million takeover offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association.

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