Jaguars to play consecutive weeks in London

Jacksonville, Fl — For the first time in franchise history, the Jacksonville Jaguars will play back-to-back games in London.

The ‘home’ game will be against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Wembley Stadium. The following Sunday, the Jags play ‘on the road’ against Buffalo Bills at Tottenham Stadium.

“Hosting the Falcons at Wembley Stadium will be awesome only to be followed by playing on the road against the Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,” Trevor Lawrence said in a statement. “I’m pumped for the experience and know the support from Duval will be strong at both games.”

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The Jaguars were set to play two designated home games in London in 2020 but the pandemic canceled those plans.

The Jaguars have played nine games in London, including a 21-17 loss to the Denver Broncos last October in front of an NFL-record international crowd of 86,215 fans at Wembley Stadium. Under first-year coach Doug Pederson, who guided Philadelphia to a Super Bowl title in 2017, the Jaguars last year became the first team to win a playoff game after having the worst record the previous season.

The Jaguars host a game at Wembley Stadium as part of their multi-year commitment to playing in Britain.

“The addition of the road contest against Buffalo allows us to maximize the logistical efficiency of our travels to and from the United Kingdom, while maintaining a strong slate of games in our true home at TIAA Bank Field,” Jaguars President Mark Lamping said in a statement.

AP Pro Football Writer Mark Long contributed to this report.

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