2023 NFL International Series Announced

2023 NFL International Series Announced

The NFL announced today the teams that will be participating in the 2023 International Series, which includes three games in London and two in Frankfurt.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will make NFL history and become the first team to play two games outside of the US in the same season, and will kick off the London Games when they take on the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 1. Jacksonville will then face the Buffalo Bills at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 8, and the London Games will conclude with the Baltimore Ravens playing the Tennessee Titans, also at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, on October 15.

This year, the Germany Games will be held in Frankfurt, as the Frankfurt Stadium will host the Miami Dolphins and the reigning Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs on November 5, followed by the Indianapolis Colts taking on the New England Patriots on November 12.

In a statement, Peter O’Reilly – NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business, Major Events & International – said: “In what promises to be a great spectacle of football for our global fans, we are thrilled to announce the five games to be played internationally in 2023, a record number of regular season games in Europe in a season.

“We are excited to bring three games to London once again, a city with a huge love for the sport and a passionate fan base across the UK. We are also pleased to confirm that the two games in Germany will be played in Frankfurt, a city steeped in NFL heritage.

“We look forward to staging both games at Eintracht Frankfurt’s Stadium, building on the incredible atmosphere experienced at last season’s game in Munich.”

Reacting to the history-making UK announcement, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence said: “We are excited to again compete in the NFL’s International Games and face off against the Falcons and Bills in London.”

“Hosting the Falcons at Wembley Stadium will be awesome only to be followed by playing on the road against the Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.”

“We can’t wait to welcome teams to London for three brilliant weekends of football in October,” said Henry Hodgson, NFL UK General Manager.

“To see the Jacksonville Jaguars extend their stay in the UK and play two regular season games here this year is indicative of the Jags’ commitment to continuing to grow their fanbase here long-term.”

Jacksonville’s announcement follows speculation that the NFL may grant the UK its own franchise, or possibly even division – something NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed at last year’s London Games:

In an episode of the Decyfr Handoff in December, whilst discussing the prospect of a UK NFL franchise, Sky Sports’ Neil Reynolds touched upon which team would be most likely to move abroad.

“I think it would be the Jacksonville Jaguars,” said Reynolds.

“I think it’s going to be a relocation and the Jags are quite invested already.”

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