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Author:  Falkes [ October 24th, 2013, 10:05 am ]
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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/24/nfl-sets-the-lineup-for-its-three-2014-london-games/

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The NFL will expand to three London games for 2014, and the six teams who’ll play there have been determined.

The league already had announced that the Jaguars, Falcons, and Raiders will host games in London. They’ll face the Cowboys, Lions, and Dolphins, respectively.

Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the Cowboys-Jaguars, Lions-Falcons, and Dolphins-Raiders matchups during a media event in London, where the Jaguars will host the 49ers on Sunday.

The dates have not been determined, but the time difference means that the games will be played at 1:00 p.m. ET on a Sunday. Also, look for the three games to be played before Thanksgiving, since the NFL prefers having no bye weeks after the fourth Thursday in November. Every team that plays in London gets a bye the following weekend.

For four of the teams, it’ll be their first regular-season game in London. The Dolphins played the Giants there in 2007. The Jaguars are playing one game per year in London for the next four seasons, starting Sunday.

And with three games for 2014, NFL officials will be scurrying around England next year to the tune of Yakety Sax.


Author:  thelomasbrowns [ October 24th, 2013, 10:06 am ]
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This one's for you, UK Lion!

Author:  Pablo [ October 24th, 2013, 10:13 am ]
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have they said if this is a Lions or Falcons home game?

Author:  thelomasbrowns [ October 24th, 2013, 10:21 am ]
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Pablo wrote:
have they said if this is a Lions or Falcons home game?


Falcons, apparently.

Author:  regularjoe12 [ October 24th, 2013, 10:55 am ]
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ok so this is going to test my theory on Time zone effects on the teams traveling there. If the Jags pull off a win against SF, my argument will be validated! Time will tell.

Author:  UK Lion [ October 25th, 2013, 9:56 am ]
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That is absolutely awesome! Can't believe it. I'll definitely be there. :arrow:

Author:  BillySims [ October 25th, 2013, 10:07 am ]
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Is this the 1st time the Lions will have played an overseas game? I can't remeber them ever playing 1 before. The NFL has been playing overseas games for what? 10 years now. You would have thought the Lions would have played 1 before now. Yeah, they have sucked for most of the last decade. But, that can't be the reason. How would you explain the Jaguars playing in London for the next 4 years then?

As for overseas games: I always wanted the Lions to play a game in Rome against the Saints.
Rome has a long history of Lions feasting on Saints. LOL.

Author:  TADOne [ October 25th, 2013, 12:35 pm ]
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The Lions played a preseason game in London, I believe in 1993.

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