Earlier today, the NFL confirmed announced the 2019 matches which will be held in London.
The AFC South champion Houston Texans – who face the division-rival Jacksonville Jaguars – and the Carolina Panthers – who face NFC South foes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – will both make their London debuts. It will bring the total number of NFL teams to have played in the UK to 31 in 28 games by the end of the 2019 season. The Jaguars will be playing a home game in London for the seventh consecutive season.
The NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams, who will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, will host the Cincinnati Bengals, while the Oakland Raiders will return to London for the second straight year, facing the NFC North division champion Chicago Bears.
The NFL will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, with two at Wembley Stadium.
While it is yet to be announced which games will be played at the new stadium, Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt wasted no time in taking to Twitter to poke fun at Tottenham’s ongoing stadium delay.
Last year, the game between the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks had to be moved from Tottenham’s new home to Wembley Stadium due to ongoing delays.
Watt had the following to say on Twitter.
Excited to play in front of everyone across the pond! Hopefully Spurs stadium is done by then so we don’t have a schedule conflict at Wembley ? https://t.co/7Baf8Yg7i0
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 21, 2019
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