Eagles to Play in London in 2018


Nevertheless, with Gruden and Carr teaming up, one could expect them to fly high come next season.

Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer was the first to report that the National Football League has opted to move the Eagles-Jaguars game from Everbank Stadium to London.

As frustrating as this may be for some Eagles fans since there's always been an argument about how unfair it can be for teams having to travel that far when a majority of the league doesn't have to, there are at least a few positives about the whole situation for Doug Pederson's squad. The 27-27 draw, the last of three games played in London that year, barely warranted mention in London's major newspapers.

The LA Chargers are also back and host the Titans who make their debut in London.

Eagles fans can rest assured knowing that the game will be one of the Jaguars' home games that will be moved, meaning there will still be eight home dates at Lincoln Financial Field in 2018.

The NFL has held 21 games in England over the past 10 years as part of the league's push to globalize a sport that has dominated the athletic landscape in America and remained widely ignored everywhere else. Ravens coach John Harbaugh made clear in the days after the game that the organization wouldn't be volunteering to play in London again in the near future.

The three games are heavy on West Coast teams. New York Giants in Berlin, Germany; July 1996 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in Tokyo, Japan; August 1999 vs. Denver Broncos in Sydney, Australia.

"This is another important year as we develop our plans for London and the United Kingdom", said Mark Waller, the NFL's executive vice president of events and global.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "London is the global home of the NFL and I am really excited to welcome the world's best American football stars and their thousands of fans from around the globe back to our city". The Philadelphia Eagles will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have become a regular in London. The Raiders and Chargers are awaiting construction of new stadiums, and the Jaguars have a long-term agreement to play in London to combat low local revenues in Jacksonville.