Later this week, the NFL will announce the 2018 slate of NFL regular season games that will take place in the UK during the 2018/19 season!
Streamed live via their Facebook page, Facebook.com/NFL, at 1545 on Thursday 11 January, we’ll learn which NFL teams will be taking the trip across the pond alongside the Jaguars this year!
The National Football League has been playing regular-season games in London since 2007, and has now staged 21 games (18 at Wembley Stadium; three at Twickenham Stadium). In all, 26 different NFL teams have participated in those games.
More than 1.6 million fans have attended NFL regular-season games in London.
Alistair Kirkwood, Managing Director of NFL UK, said: “We are very excited about the announcement of our 2018 games, especially coming off the back of such a successful 2017. Not only did we sell 40,000 season tickets across the games, but we enjoyed terrific experiences at both Wembley and Twickenham, with our best-ever feedback from fans attending games at the two venues.”
All four winning teams in the NFL’s London Games series in 2017 went on to win their divisions, having missed out on the playoffs in the previous season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC South) and New Orleans Saints (NFC South) won their games at Wembley on their way to divisional titles. The Los Angeles Rams (NFC West) and Minnesota Vikings (NFC North) went on to top their divisions after success at Twickenham (in fact, the winners of all three Twickenham games over the past two years went on to reach the playoffs).
Of those four teams, three remain in the hunt for Super Bowl LII as the season goes into the Divisional Playoff round this weekend, with Jacksonville having defeated the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round, New Orleans having overcome the Carolina Panthers, and the Minnesota Vikings having earned a first-round playoff bye.