The NFL has confirmed that three games will take place in London next season as part of the 2014 NFL International Series. As always, the Jacksonville Jaguars will host a game overseas as they welcome America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
In the two other games, the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions face off, along with the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.
That makes six groups of NFL fans in the United States that will not be able to afford seeing one of their games that they may have liked to see.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made a statement about the International Series and his excitement to continue growing the game overseas:
“Our fans in the UK continue to demonstrate their passion for more football. Next year for the first time we will play three regular-season games in London. We have scheduled three attractive games with four teams playing in their first International Series game. The growing enthusiasm for the NFL internationally is exciting and we look forward to continuing to respond to this interest in our game.”
If the NFL wants to keep moving games overseas, that is all fine and dandy. Let’s just hope that it never gets to be more than three and that someone can get the silly idea out of Goodell’s head that a Super Bowl in London would be a good idea.