NFL releases schedule for 2016 International Series in London

The NFL released its schedule for games to be played in London in 2016 on Wednesday, adding a new venue UK International Series.
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The NFL released its schedule for games to be played in London in 2016 on Wednesday, adding at least three new teams and a new venue to the UK International Series.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, who are in contract to play a game in London each season until 2020, will open overseas play against the Indianapolis Colts Week 4 at Wembley Stadium.

The St. Louis Rams and the NFC East team that finishes in the same spot in the divisional standings as the Rams will play in Twickenham Stadium, the first time that stadium has been used for a football game, during Week 7. The Philadelphia Eagles currently hold the third spot in NFC East, meaning they would be headed to England at this point.

The final London game will be played in Week 8 at Wembley, with the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Washington Redskins.

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The Colts and Bengals are both making their first trips to London. If the Eagles stay in third place in the East, their trip to London would be their first. The NFC East’s Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants have played games in London in the past.

Depending on whether Philadelphia does in fact play a game in London next season, either 23 or 24 teams will have played in England by the end of 2016. The NFL began the International Series in London in 2007.