NFL to hold four London games next year
In the current NFL season, six teams traveled across the Atlantic to participate in three games in London. The Raiders, the Seahawks, the Titans, the Chargers, the Jaguars and the Eagles all descended n the city earlier this month in an effort to attract more fans in Europe. The plan may be working, as the NFL has now announced that it will hold four games in London in the 2019 season.
Two of the games will be held at Wembley Stadium, where all three games were held this year, and the other two in a stadium currently being built for the Tottenham soccer team of the Premier League. One of the 2018 games was expected to be held at the Tottenham stadium, but had to be moved to Wembley because the new stadium wasn’t ready.
The teams have yet to be announced and the schedule is still undecided. Hopefully, the trip will not be as eventful as it was this year. Four Jaguars players were arrested early Saturday morning at a bar for participating in a fight over a bar bill for more than $60,000. They allegedly tried to leave without paying and a fight ensued when bouncers intervened. They were arrested and released nine hours later. The bar tab was paid and the charges against the players were dropped.
Perhaps as a result of the melee, the Jaguars didn’t provide a stellar performance on the field. They took on the Eagles this past Sunday, ultimately losing 24-18. They are now 3-5 on the season.