The Jacksonville Jaguars will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2018 International Series, the NFL announced today. The game will be played at London’s Wembley Stadium on either Sunday, Oct. 21 (Week 7) or Sunday, Oct. 28 (Week 8). No decision has been made as to whether the Jaguars will have their Bye Week immediately following the game against Philadelphia in London.
A total of three games will be played in London in 2018, including the Jaguars’ game against Philadelphia. English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is the site of the first game of the 2018 London schedule in Week 6 on Sunday, Oct. 14, as the Oakland Raiders host the Seattle Seahawks. Tottenham’s new stadium becomes the third venue to stage a regular-season game in the UK, joining Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium. Over the following two weeks, October 21 and 28, two additional teams will make their London debuts as visiting teams. The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in a matchup of 2017 playoff teams, while the Tennessee Titans will face the Los Angeles Chargers. The order of the games, along with all kickoff times, is to be confirmed.
The Jaguars, who are 3-2 in London and have won three consecutive games at London’s historic Wembley Stadium, will appear in their sixth game in the NFL’s International Series in the 2018 season. This marks the Jaguars’ third inter-conference game in London and the first since Nov. 9, 2014, when they faced the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 of the 2014 season (L, 17-31).
On Aug. 21, 2012, the Jaguars made history by becoming the first NFL team to commit to playing four home games at Wembley Stadium. Jaguars Owner Shad Khan, along with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, declared that the Jaguars would play one game each season in the United Kingdom from 2013-16. That deal was later extended through 2020.