NFL Notes: Rams, Chargers are among five teams to host international games in 2019
The NFL will stage four games in London and one in Mexico City next season, with the Jaguars, Chargers, Rams, Raiders and Buccaneers serving as hosts.
When the games will be played and who the opponents will be won’t be announced until the spring, when the league schedule for 2019 is released.
The Jaguars have a deal to play annually in London. The Chargers, Rams and Raiders are considered to be playing in temporary stadiums — the Los Angeles teams will move into a new facility being built in Inglewood that won’t be ready next year — and the Raiders will be leaving Oakland for Las Vegas in 2020.
Days after the Chiefs-Rams game scheduled for Azteca Stadium was moved to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions in November, the NFL announced it would be returning to play a regular-season game in Mexico City in 2019.
This season had three games at Wembley Stadium in London — one of those was scheduled for Tottenham’s new stadium but was switched to Wembley because the Spurs’ building was not ready. Previously, the NFL announced that two of the 2019 London games would be at Wembley, the other two at Tottenham
In the three games at Wembley earlier this year, the Seahawks beat the Raiders 27-3, the Chargers defeated the Titans 20-19, and the Eagles beat the Jaguars 24-18.
The NFL has played regular-season games in London since 2007. It played one in Mexico City in 2005, then not again until 2016 and ‘17.
The Chicago Bears have placed cornerback Bryce Callahan on injured reserve because of a broken left foot.
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