NFL Announces 2017 London Games

The NFL today announced the four games that will take place in London next season, the first time the league will play four games — half of a home schedule of regular-season games — in the UK capital.

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The NFL today announced the four games that will take place in London next season, the first time the league will play four games – half of a home schedule of regular-season games – in the UK capital.

The 2017 London games:

Week

Date

Visiting Team

Home Team

Site

3 or 4

9/24/17 or 10/1/17

Baltimore Ravens

Jacksonville Jaguars

Wembley Stadium

3 or 4

9/24/17 or 10/1/17

New Orleans Saints

Miami Dolphins

Wembley Stadium

7 or 8

10/22/17 or 10/29/17

Minnesota Vikings

Cleveland Browns

Twickenham Stadium

7 or 8

10/22/17 or 10/29/17

Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams

Twickenham Stadium

The London schedule will feature consecutive games in Weeks 3 and 4 at Wembley Stadium – the home of English soccer – and Weeks 7 and 8 at Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby.  The game times and dates will be finalized in conjunction with the revealing of the full 2017 NFL schedule next spring.​

Three teams will play their first regular-season games in London in 2017 – the Arizona Cardinals, the visiting team against their NFC West rivals, the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham in Week 7 or 8; the Baltimore Ravens, the visiting team against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley in Week 3 or 4; and the Cleveland Browns, the home team against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7 or 8 at Twickenham.  The Miami Dolphins will play their fourth regular-season game in London, this time against the New Orleans Saints, who make their second appearance in a regular-season game in the UK.  The Jaguars will play a home game in London for the fifth consecutive season.

At the conclusion of the 2017 season, 26 teams will have played in London since the inception of the London Games Series in 2007.  Since that time, the NFL has achieved accelerated growth in the UK. Sunday viewership of NFL games has more than doubled and the Super Bowl audience has increased more than 75 percent. This season, the NFL is on pace to reach a record number of unique TV viewers in the UK.  The league also has developed new and stronger business partnerships and, according to internal research, has a UK fan base of more than 13 million, including close to four million avid fans.

Participation in amateur football in the UK has risen by approximately 15 percent per year since 2007, with the latest figures from Sport England showing that 40,000 people age 14 or older play regularly. American football is now an officially recognized sport in UK universities and schools.

A look at the 17 previous regular-season games played in London:

Game

* *

Date

Stadium

Visiting Team

Score

Home Team

Score

Attendance

1

10/28/07

Wembley

New York Giants

13

Miami Dolphins

10

81,176

2

10/26/08

Wembley

San Diego Chargers

32

New Orleans Saints

37

83,226

3

10/25/09

Wembley

New England Patriots

35

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7

84,254

4

10/31/10

Wembley

Denver Broncos

16

San Francisco 49ers

24

83,941

5

10/23/11

Wembley

Chicago Bears

24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

18

76,981

6

10/28/12

Wembley

New England Patriots

45

St. Louis Rams

7

84,004

7

9/29/13

Wembley

Pittsburgh Steelers

27

Minnesota Vikings

34

83,518

8

10/27/13

Wembley

San Francisco 49ers

42

Jacksonville Jaguars

10

83,559

9

9/28/14

Wembley

Miami Dolphins

38

Oakland Raiders

14

83,436

10

10/26/14

Wembley

Detroit Lions

22

Atlanta Falcons

21

83,532

11

11/9/14

Wembley

Dallas Cowboys

31

Jacksonville Jaguars

17

83,603

12

10/4/15

Wembley

New York Jets

27

Miami Dolphins

14

83,986

13

10/25/15

Wembley

Buffalo Bills

31

Jacksonville Jaguars

34

84,021

14

11/1/15

Wembley

Detroit Lions

10

Kansas City Chiefs

45

83,624

15

10/2/16

Wembley

Indianapolis Colts

27

Jacksonville Jaguars

30

83,764

16

10/23/16

Twickenham

New York Giants

17

Los Angeles Rams

10

74,121

17

10/30/16

Wembley

Washington Redskins

27

Cincinnati Bengals

27

84,488

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