Eagles-Jaguars among London games in 2018

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The Eagles are making their first trip abroad, as part of the latest crop of NFL games going to London.

Via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles road game against the Jaguars will be among the three games played in London next season.

Other matchups include Seahawks-Raiders and Chargers-Titans, though the league is set to announce the full slate with dates and times later this morning.

The Eagles were among the six teams yet to play abroad, along with the Seahawks and Titans.

That leaves the Packers, Panthers and Texans as the last three teams to make an appearance, and the league’s international arm has made it clear they want to get everyone there at some point.

37 responses to “Eagles-Jaguars among London games in 2018

  1. I will never understand why the NFL insists on outsourced inter-conference matchups. The Eagles make one appearance in Jacksnoville every eight years. My shipping that game off to London, that makes it 16 years between Eagles-Jags games in Jacksonville. I have accepted the fact that London games are here forwever. However, no division matchups (competitive advantage issue) or interconference games should be played over there. The Jags host Pittsburgh, New England, and the Jets as AFC non-division opponents. One of those games should be played in London. Ditto Oakland against either Cleveland, Pittsburgh, or Indy.

  2. I promise to not watch that game whatsoever. These London games have to stop. I can’t imagine losing a home game (which the eagles aren’t) and yet I’m still this pissed. And if I’m ever gonna go to London for vacation, it’s not going to be for some stupid football game that I could see at home. I really hope view ship for all those London games blow

  3. These.london games are a good reason Goodell should not have been brought back. Then lie about how many people go to the games.over there and when we want h it half the seats are not used.

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    For the California teams it’s over 11 hours flight time. For organizations that pride themselves on predictable schedules, these “trips to nowhere” can disrupt your whole season.
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  5. I sorta hate London games, but I’m going to this one. Lets make this feel like another home game for the Eagles!!

  6. The Jaguars – Bills playoff should have been shipped out of the country and London may have been too close. That crapfest should be THE argument against expanding the playoffs to more teams.

  7. Super Bowl rematch!

    /sarc
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    What if the NFl had to start their season in London because Jags and Philly make it to super bowl this year. What would they do. Have the game on at 9am on Thursday?

  8. @shlort says:

    These.london games are a good reason Goodell should not have been brought back. Then lie about how many people go to the games.over there and when we want h it half the seats are not used.
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    Blaming Goodell for everything has gotten old. He’s not dictating to the owners. It’s the other way around.

  9. @6ball says:

    For the California teams it’s over 11 hours flight time. For organizations that pride themselves on predictable schedules, these “trips to nowhere” can disrupt your whole season.
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    Perhaps the schedule has them playing in the Midwest or east coast the week prior to London. This will allow them to shorten the flight. Then the bye week occurs after London. It’s not that complicated unless you want to make it that way. East Coast teams have had consecutive games on the west coast and decided to stay on the west coast rather than travel in between games.

  10. I went to the Vikings/ Browns game at Twickenham in October. The place holds 82k and i would have to say 90-95% filled. Talking to the locals about the NFL in the UK they seems to like having 3-4 games a year but i didn’t find anyone that wanted a full time team.

  11. As a Raiders season ticket holder, I’m mad. I was looking forward to the game against the Seahawks!

  12. What a waste to make teams go to London. NFL Eutope was a abject failure so why bring actual NFL teams there to play? This is just Goodell’s raging ego.

  13. blahblahper says:
    January 11, 2018 at 9:27 am
    Super Bowl rematch!

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    What if the NFl had to start their season in London because Jags and Philly make it to super bowl this year. What would they do. Have the game on at 9am on Thursday?

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    this years super bowl rematch wasnt week 1… and there isnt always a super bowl rematch sooooooo

  14. thudspeth says:
    January 11, 2018 at 9:47 am
    I went to the Vikings/ Browns game at Twickenham in October. The place holds 82k and i would have to say 90-95% filled. Talking to the locals about the NFL in the UK they seems to like having 3-4 games a year but i didn’t find anyone that wanted a full time team.
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    Then you struck lucky by not talking to idiots. I live in the U.K, there are too many reasons why it should not ever be a full time team. I could give at least 20 reasons.Nobody who thinks a full time team would be a good thing is in their right minds…every single reason is an actual reason that is not just because of a preference (like the Football should stay american reason many say)

  15. TheGuru says:
    January 11, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Blaming Goodell for everything has gotten old.
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    Isn’t taking the blame for the owners what all of the bozos say he gets paid for?

  16. Another “away from home” game for the Chargers. Actually, the Chargers are always on the road because they have no “home games’….because they have no home. Did you see the pathetic attendance of so-called Charger fans at the soccer field last season. There simply are only a trickle of Charger fans in L-a-L-a-Land. The Rams own LA.

  17. There is a pretty sizable group of Eagles fans in Savannah GA. In fact, we’re a stronger presence than Falcons fans here, who tend only to surface if the Falcons are good). We’re *very* bummed. We thought we might be able to see our team in J-ville.

  18. Looking forward to the first Gruden rant about having to play in London. Better than the Seahawks having to travel to Oakland and play on the baseball dirt and sewage backed up locker rooms.
    Also, the real reason for dropping Cable comes out; maybe they wouldn’t let him in England.

  19. What a waste to make teams go to London. NFL Eutope was a abject failure so why bring actual NFL teams there to play? This is just Goodell’s raging ego.
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    Why? Because there’s a market for it and the NFL is in high demand outside of Europe, the games sell out and there’s money to be made.

    NFL europe was a failure exactly because it wasn’t the real thing, people in the UK want the games and the NFL is tapping into that market- if US fans actually watched it rather than sitting out due to protests and other silly reasons then it likely wouldn’t happen. Ratings are going down in the states, if the fans amended that then the league wouldn’t look elsewhere, can’t dig your own grave then complain about it, it’s business.

  20. mm556 says:
    NFL europe was a failure exactly because it wasn’t the real thing, people in the UK want the games
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    That wasn't the reason at all. The reason NFL Europe was terminated was because it was getting way too expensive for the NFL to support and not many players making it to the NFL rosters. It was designed to grow a fan base in Europe but it was really supposed to be like a minor league development system. It didn't work.

  21. Of course the season ticket holders who lose a home game get a 10% discount on their season tickets right? That would only be fair as they are losing 10% of their games and the NFL is all about their fans.

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