NFL International Series in London: Our Rundown

NFL International Series in London: Our Rundown

by | Apr 26, 2017 | Blog

We’re already excited about the NFL International Series in London. Four games will take place – two at Wembley and two at Twickenham – in September and October this year. That’s one more game than London hosted last year, and the most it has ever hosted in a single season. Three of the eight teams playing will be making their London debut, with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals appearing in the International Series for the first time. London hosted its first game back in 2007, and since then the NFL says there has been ‘accelerated growth’ in UK viewership, claiming to have a British fanbase of more than 13 million people. Ahead of the games, we thought we’d give you our rundown of the NFL International Series in London… Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 24 September 2017 at Wembley Stadium At first glance, we’d say the first game doesn’t look set to be the most exciting. The Jaguars – arguably one of the decade’s weakest teams – have had a six-season losing streak, whilst the Ravens have only made the playoffs once since winning the Super Bowl in 2012. However, it looks like the Ravens are doing their utmost to turn things around. Over the past 16 months they’ve almost completely overturned their underperforming squads, changing 73% of their starting lineup. As for the Jaguars, if we look at the statistics, they do fare better in London – they’re 2-2 here over the last four years, compared to 13-47 everywhere else. With any luck, we reckon this game could turn out better than it appears at...