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NFL: Raiders to Play Bears in London Next Season

Raiders Part of Five Game International 2019 Slate Set By League

January 22, 2019 - 2:29 pm

LAS VEGAS, NV - The much anticipated faceoff between the Raiders and Khalil Mack, the franchise player the team traded away last season, won't happen in Oakland.

It won't happen in Mack's new home in Chicago either.

Instead, the Raiders and Bears will square off in London during the 2019 season, the NFL announced Monday.

The game was announced as one of five international games scheduled by the league for next season, including four in London and one in Mexico City.

The other London games will feature the Carolina Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Cincinnati Bengals versus the Los Angeles Rams and the Houston Texans battling the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Meanwhile, fans in Mexico City will see the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs were set to play in Mexico City against the Rams last November before poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca forced the game to be moved to the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Londoners will be treated to two games at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, with two scheduled at Wembley Stadium.

Dates, kickoff times and specific venues for all international games will be announced in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring.

 

 

 

 

 

The NFL announced Monday that the Bears’ road game against the Oakland Raiders in 2019 will be played in London.

The date, time and venue for the contest will be revealed in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring. 

It will be the third regular-season game in Bears history played outside the United States and the second contest in London.

The Bears beat the Buccaneers 24-18 on Oct. 23, 2011 before a crowd of 76,981 at Wembley Stadium. The Bears also played a preseason game at Wembley Stadium on Aug. 2, 1986, beating the Cowboys 17-6. 

The Bears played their first regular-season game outside the United States on Nov. 7, 2010, defeating the Bills 22-19 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

After hosting three sold-out games at Wembley Stadium in consecutive weeks in 2018, the NFL will play four contests in London in 2019, two at Wembley Stadium and the league’s first two games at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It will bring the total number of NFL regular-season games played in London to 28 since the series began in 2007.

The other three London matchups in 2019 will feature the Panthers against the Buccaneers, the Bengals versus the Rams and the Texans against the Jaguars. A fifth international game will be played in Mexico City between the Chiefs and Chargers. 

The Jaguars have played one game in London every year since 2013 and are contracted to continue to do so through 2020. With the Panthers and Texans slated to make their first appearances in London this year, the Packers will be the only NFL team that has not played a regular-season contest in London.

In addition to their game against the Raiders in London, the Bears in 2019 are slated to host the Lions, Packers, Vikings, Chargers, Cowboys, Chiefs, Giants and Saints, while visiting the Lions, Packers, Vikings, Broncos, Eagles, Rams and Redskins.

The NFL will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, with two at Wembley Stadium.

Dates, kickoff times and venues for all international games will be announced in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring.

 

 

The National Football League today announced the matchups for its five 2019 international regular-season games – four in the UK and one in Mexico.

The quality of the 2019 international offering is apparent in three division games and five playoff participants, including the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams.  Two of the four London Games will feature teams playing in the UK for the first time, while Mexico City will host a meeting of long-time AFC West division rivals.

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The 2019 international games:

 

Country

Visiting Team

Home Team

Mexico

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

UK

Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

UK

Chicago Bears

Oakland Raiders

UK

Cincinnati Bengals

Los Angeles Rams

UK

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars​​

 


Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium will host a matchup between the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. Both teams, who finished the 2018 regular season with identical 12-4 records, will be playing in Mexico City for the first time.

The AFC South champion Houston Texans – who face the division-rival Jacksonville Jaguars – and the Carolina Panthers – who face their NFC South foes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – will both make their London debuts. It will bring the total number of NFL teams to have played in the UK to 31 in 28 regular-season games by the end of the 2019 season. The Jaguars will be playing a home game in London for the seventh consecutive season.

The Rams, who will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, will host a London game for the fourth time when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals, while the Oakland Raiders will return to London for the second straight year, facing the NFC North division champion Chicago Bears.

The NFL will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, with two at Wembley Stadium.

Dates, kickoff times and venues for all international games will be announced in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring.