The NFL has officially announced its International Series slate of games for the 2014 season. For the first time, the league will be sending six teams across the pond to play three games in London’s Wembley Stadium.
Once again, Jacksonville will be one of the teams participating in the Series. The Jaguars agreed to play one “home game” a year in London through 2016, and next year it will be “hosting” America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys.
There have been rumors that the Jags will be relocated from North Florida to England once and for all. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell obviously has nothing to say on that matter, but he is excited to be holding three games instead of two overseas next season.
“Our fans in the UK continue to demonstrate their passion for more football,” Goodell said Thursday.
“Next year for the first time we will play three regular-season games in London. We have scheduled three attractive games with four teams playing in their first International Series game. The growing enthusiasm for the NFL internationally is exciting and we look forward to continuing to respond to this interest in our game.”
Besides the Cowboys-Jaguars matchup, Goodell and the league are sending the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins all to London as well.
Atlanta will be the official home team against Detroit, while Oakland’s game against Miami will also count as one of the Raiders’ “home” games.