The NFL will make its eagerly anticipated return to London this weekend when the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium plays host to the Atlanta Falcons’ clash against the New York Jets. 

The meeting on Sunday will be the third American football game to be held at Spurs’ state-of-the-art arena, but the first in two years after the pandemic cancelled the events pencilled in for last year. 

The first encounter at the stadium was the Oakland Raiders’ victory over the Chicago Bears, followed by the Carolina Panthers’ triumph against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2019. 

However, the NFL will finally make its return to North London soil this weekend with a meeting between the Falcons and the Jets, who both hold a record of 1-3 to open the season. 

It is set to be the second high-profile event to take place at the stadium in a fortnight after the arena successfully held Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight title triumph against Anthony Joshua. 

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The NFL has been successful in Tottenham so far, and the meeting on Sunday looks set to head the same way. It is yet more exposure for the stadium and the club, who will hopefully use it to their advantage to secure future events, but more importantly that elusive naming rights deal. 

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