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The Jaguars are the first to play twice overseas with the NFL dropping off the international roster

The Jaguars are the first to play twice overseas with the NFL dropping off the international roster

Conor O’HalloranMay 10, 2023, 07:01 a.m. ET2 minutes to read

The Jacksonville Jaguars will play twice in London in 2023 — a first for an NFL team — and the Miami Dolphins will take on the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL international marquee game the league announced Wednesday.

The Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts join the list of teams that will play outside the United States next season, along with the Jaguars, Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots.

London’s international roster will kick off with the Week 4 match between the Falcons and Jaguars on October 1 at Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars will play their second match in London a week later when they take on the Bills on October 8 at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Titans and Ravens will play the final match in London as scheduled on October 15th at Tottenham Hotspur.

Henry Hodgson, General Manager, NFL UK, said: “We have been staging games in London since 2007, with interest and momentum in sport here in the UK growing year on year, and we look forward to giving fans the best NFL experience to date. Now in 2023.”

Germany will host the two remaining NFL matches in Europe: the Week 9 meeting between the Dolphins and Chiefs on November 5 and the Colts against the Patriots on November 12. Both matches will be played at Frankfurt am Main.

It will be the first time the NFL has staged multiple games in Germany, which hosted its first regular season game last season, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-16. The five games played in Europe are also the most for an NFL season, and all five games will start at 9:30 a.m. ET.

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“We are also pleased to confirm that both games in Germany will be played in Frankfurt, a city steeped in NFL heritage,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business, Major Events and International. “We are looking forward to playing both matches at Eintracht Frankfurt, building on the great atmosphere that prevailed at last season’s match in Munich.”

There will be no international match in Mexico in 2023 due to renovations taking place at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

The full 2023 NFL schedule will be released Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.

The Jaguars previously planned to play two home games at Wembley in 2020, but these competitions were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, they will play the second game of a three-year contract agreed by the NFL in March 2022 to host a game annually at Wembley Stadium. The contract gives the Jaguars full responsibility for the games and allows the franchise to keep all revenues.

ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg contributed to this report.