November 25, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
NFL announces International Series schedule for next season
The NFL announced its International Series scheduled for London next season. It includes a game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 2 at Wembley Stadium, a game between the St. Louis Rams and an NFC East team that finishes with the same spot in the standings as the Rams do and the Cincinnati Bengals against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 30. The formula for the second game means that the Rams will face either the Philadelphia Eagles making their first regular-season trip to the UK, the Dallas Cowboys or New York Giants making return visits, or Washington becoming the first team to play in consecutive weeks in London. “The passion our UK fans have shown for the NFL is overwhelming,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said “We are very appreciative of the strong and growing fan support, not only for the games, but for all of the related NFL events we host in the UK throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming new fans to their first NFL game in 2016 and welcoming back thousands of others that are helping our sport grow to new levels of popularity in London and beyond.” Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.