LONDON – (Wire Service Report by Sports XChange for Digital Sports Desk) – The tradition of football across the pond will continue in 2017. For the 11th consecutive season, the NFL scheduled regular season games in London. The league has played 17 games in the British capital dating back to 2007, including three in 2016.
The 2017 schedule features four games between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars (Sept. 24 or Oct. 1), the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins (Sept. 24/Oct. 1), the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns (Oct. 22/Oct. 29), and the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams (Oct. 22/Oct. 29).
The NFL had never scheduled more than three London games in a season before.
It marks the fifth consecutive game abroad for the Jaguars and the fourth overall for the Dolphins. Miami lost to the New York Giants 13-10 in the inaugural London game on Oct. 28, 2007.
The Saints, Vikings and Rams (in L.A.) are playing for the second time in London, while the Ravens, Browns and Cardinals are all playing overseas for the first time.
After the 2016-17 season, 26 of the league’s 32 teams will have played at least one game in London.