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Jags announcing 2013 London opponent on Thursday

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It’s bye week for the Jaguars, which means that owner Shahid Khan has gone to London to promote the launch of the the team’s four-year, once-per-year visit to Wembley Stadium, which commences in 2013.

Peter King of SI.com mentioned in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback that, among other things, Khan and NFL Chief Marketing Officer Mark Waller will announce on Thursday the team that the Jags will play next October in London.

The options at this point are down to seven, since the Jags won’t know which AFC East team it will host until the final standings from 2012 have been determined.  The choices, based on the scheduling formula for 2013, are the Texans, Colts, Titans, Chargers, Chiefs, Cardinals, and 49ers.

Likely due to the competitive realities of annual home-and-home series, the NFL doesn’t export games involving teams from the same division.  So it’s more likely that the opponent will be the Chargers, Chiefs, Cardinals, or 49ers.

Both San Diego and San Francisco have played a regular-season game in London.  Seven years ago, the Cardinals and 49ers played a regular-season game in Mexico.

So it only would be fair for the Chiefs to get a turn playing a game in a place other than the United States.

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21 Responses to “Jags announcing 2013 London opponent on Thursday”
  1. crappygovernment says: Oct 9, 2012 4:05 PM

    They should have picked up Tebow instead of that dud Gabbert.

  2. deltaoracle says: Oct 9, 2012 4:09 PM

    Any of those potential opponents are going to have one hell of a plane ride to get there. If Rodg is so set on playing in England, it should only be teams from the East Coast that go over.

  3. tjacks7 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:11 PM

    great way to expand viewership, sending one of the worst teams over there for the next 4 years. Why not just make it an annual Jags/Browns game to see who’s the 31st best team in the league?

  4. shaner329 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:12 PM

    They should play the London Silly Nannies

  5. rca26 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:15 PM

    If we’re hoping to get London to be uninterested in American football, tossing Jags-Chiefs at them would be a great strategy.

  6. arrogantnation says: Oct 9, 2012 4:25 PM

    That mustache is ridiculous.

  7. wtfpft says: Oct 9, 2012 4:27 PM

    Yeah chiefs could use some new fans.

  8. schmitty2 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:43 PM

    I’m pretty sure Manchester United would be willing to take on the Jags..and beat them handily

  9. kane337 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:44 PM

    Can’t wait….

  10. squared80 says: Oct 9, 2012 5:20 PM

    Didn’t realize how much that owner looked like Mario.

    And did somebody just say they would prefer Tebow at quarterback? Ah, ignorance.

  11. dasmol says: Oct 9, 2012 5:32 PM

    Why are any NFL games being played in London?

  12. discosucs2005 says: Oct 9, 2012 5:59 PM

    Please not the 49ers. The Jags would probably be an easy win and I don’t want anything weird to happen to make it tougher. (No offense Jags fans.)

  13. franklinandbashandflorio says: Oct 9, 2012 7:01 PM

    Noooooo! Not the 49ers!!!!!

  14. realfann says: Oct 9, 2012 7:09 PM

    This is the NFL: fairness has got nothing to do with anything.

  15. ddogdaddy says: Oct 9, 2012 7:13 PM

    At last the Jag fans will get to see a “home” game on tv.

  16. johninthewest says: Oct 9, 2012 7:41 PM

    If KC goes make sure they buy one way tickets which includes a seat for all their fans!

  17. sullijo1 says: Oct 9, 2012 8:15 PM

    Jags/ Chiefs……oh boy, that’s one we’ll mark our calendars for!

  18. zygizag says: Oct 9, 2012 10:50 PM

    Do not like the international game.

    Fans and cities and states pay a lot of money to get their 8 games and to take even one away is disrespectful to the fan base.

    The NFL will never be an international sport and should stop trying to be one. The only expansion I could see as logical is Canada with Bufallo moving.

    The whole idea is dumb.

  19. huffdaddyco says: Oct 10, 2012 8:52 AM

    What I really learned here is that Shahid Khan would have been a much better casting choice than Bob Hoskins for the Super Mario Bros. movie.

  20. pzimm7778 says: Oct 10, 2012 9:01 AM

    At last the Jag fans will get to see a “home” game on tv.
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    You mean like all the other ones they’ve seen on TV since the last game of the ’09 season? I am sure they’ll be thrilled since its currently not an issue there. In the meantime, why don’t you do a little research on your statements before making them. Sounding like national media who hasn’t a clue what goes on in local small markets is really not something you should strive for.

  21. pzimm7778 says: Oct 10, 2012 9:05 AM

    Do not like the international game.

    Fans and cities and states pay a lot of money to get their 8 games and to take even one away is disrespectful to the fan base.

    The NFL will never be an international sport and should stop trying to be one. The only expansion I could see as logical is Canada with Bufallo moving.

    The whole idea is dumb.
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    FWIW, the season ticket prices drop by 1 game for the home team that plays over there. Living in Tampa I have seen this first hand. I was asked by a lot of people here who know I am a Jaguars fan what my feeling of them playing over there.I told them I think playing a regular season game over there by any NFL team is stupid. Wanna play overseas, send the preseason games over. No one will care or miss them. Regular season is a different story. That said, since they are so bent on playing the game in London, I had no issue with the Jaguars deciding to do so.

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