Eagles to play Jaguars in London

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The Jaguars, meanwhile, have played in London for five straight seasons, surrendering traditional home games in order to suit up at Wembley Stadium. It will be the first National Football League played in Tottenham's new, gee-whiz, 750-million-pound ($1-billion, for us Yanks) palace.

The Seahawks will play the Raiders in London on??? in just the team's second regular season game outside of the United States.

NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood told ESPN in October: "We have a desire to get the other six teams that haven't been over".

As for the Texans, Panthers and Packers, don't be surprised if they're on the travel list for 2019.

The rematch of this year's AFC Championship Game will take place on USA soil.

NFC powerhouses the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams both won shutouts (triumphing 20-0 and 33-0 respectively) against the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals.

The exact date of this year's game was not yet known, but will also be announced later this morning by the league.

The Seahawks don't want or need any of that. There are another 68,000 fans waiting to move up onto that "Blue Pride" notification list. That made them a "road" team in London.

The NFL will play THREE games in London this year. But they play the Chargers in their temporary, 27,000-seat StubHub Center digs in 2019, making London a likely landing spot for that game with the team announcing Thursday that it will host one global game in 2018 and '19. Seahawks-Raiders and Chargers-Titans are two others.

So at least the Seahawks' bye is in a more optimal time of late October, close to the midway point of the 16-game regular season.

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