That shouldn't be the case in 2018.
We need to make sure we bring great games and new teams where we can, and ensure we deliver a great experience for our fans. The same can be said for the Seahawks, but at least this counts as a road game for them.
Normally, it'd be unfortunate for a team to lose one of its home games, especially when one has to travel extremely far to play the game. We have to believe this will be a night game in Tottenham to set that new stadium off right, as well as give Raider Nation and the 12th Man a chance to watch the game not well before 12:00 p.m. PT. For the Raiders, Chargers, and Seahawks, it is going to be a brutal cross country/cross pond trip. But the Raiders are intriguing again with coach Jon Gruden, and could improve quickly with stars like quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Khalil Mack.
Heading into 2018, five teams have not played in the International Series: Carolina, Green Bay, Philadelphia, Seattle and Tennessee. Held at Tokyo's Korakuen Stadium on August 16, 1976, it was the first National Football League contest ever played outside of North America. The order of the Week 7/Week 8 games, along with all kickoff times, will be confirmed at a later date.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will return to London next season to play the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a National Football League announcement. That game will be on October 21 or October 28 at Wembley Stadium. The Eagles play the Atlanta Falcons this Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in an NFC Divisonal Playoff game. The Jaguars won the AFC South with one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Los Angeles Chargers played in London once prior in 2008 when they were located in San Diego. Both teams will be considered playoff contenders in 2018.More news: Lost in space? Secret SpaceX Zuma satellite a total loss
The NFL made it official Thursday, confirming what Dolphins fans knew for a while - Miami won't be playing a game in London in 2018.
The number of games is a reduction from the four contested during the 2017 season.
The matchups could look bad by October because the league is unpredictable.