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NFL Announces Five 2019 International Games
Two teams make their UK Debuts and there’s a tasty AFC West matchup in Mexico.
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders
Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Rams
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers
Two games will be played at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in North London, the other two at the NFL’s traditional UK home, Wembley Stadium.
Three division games and five playoff participants, including the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams, will feature in the international series. Two of the four London Games will feature teams playing in the UK for the first time, while Mexico City will host a meeting of long-time AFC West division rivals.
Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium will host a matchup between the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. Both teams, who finished the 2018 regular season with identical 12-4 records, will be playing in Mexico for the first time.
The AFC South champion Houston Texans – who face division-rivals Jacksonville Jaguars – and the Carolina Panthers – who face their NFC South foes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – will both make their London debuts. NFL teams to have played in the UK to 31 in 28 regular-season games By the end of the 2019 season 31 NFL teams will have played in the UK in 28 regular-season games and the Jags will have a played a home game in London for seven consecutive season.
The Rams, who face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII February 3rd, will host a London game for the fourth time when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals, while the Oakland Raiders return to London for the second straight year, facing the NFC North division champion Chicago Bears.
Dates, kickoff times and venues for all international games will be announced in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring.