The Jaguars, Dolphins, Browns and Rams will give up home games next season so that the NFL can play four games in London for the first time.
The league had previously confirmed that it would play four games in London in 2017, up from three this year, and today the league announced what the four games will be:
Week 3 or 4: Ravens at Jaguars, Wembley Stadium
Week 3 or 4: Saints at Dolphins, Wembley Stadium
Week 7 or 8: Vikings at Browns, Twickenham Stadium
Week 7 or 8: Cardinals at Rams, Twickenham Stadium
The Jaguars have a longtime commitment to playing one “home” game a year in London, and the Rams agreed to play one “home” game a year in London while their new stadium in Los Angeles is being built. The Dolphins agreed to play a “home” game in London when the league awarded the 2020 Super Bowl to Miami. The Browns may simply have agreed to go to London because they know they’re in a rebuilding mode and will struggle to fill their stadium anyway.
The league will wait until the full schedule is released before determining the Week 3/4 and Week 7/8 game orders.