Every April, the NFL unveils its 256-game regular-season schedule. Next year, the number will be 253.
Via the Associated Press, the NFL has announced the dates for the three games to be played next year in London.
The Bowler-hat trick begins on September 28, when the Raiders play the Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in Week Four. In Week Eight, the Falcons square off against the Lions. Two weeks later, the Cowboys and the Jaguars get together.
This approach allows the NFL to follow its trend of completing the open dates by Week 12. Teams that play in London routinely have an open date the following week.
In 2013, the NFL doubled the annual dates in London from one to two. Peter King of TheMMQB.com has reported that, in lieu of moving a team to London, the league eventually could stage eight regular-season games per year in England, featuring different teams for each contest.