For the second time since the start of the NFL’s London series, the Jets will reportedly be going across the pond to take on the Atlanta Falcons on October 10th.
The 2021 NFL London Games…@NYJets vs @AtlantaFalcons@MiamiDolphins vs @Jaguars
Register your interest 👇#NFLUK
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) May 12, 2021
The contest will be a Jets road game so Jets fans will still get the full slate at MetLife Stadium.
The Jets last flew over to London back in week 4 of the 2015 season at Wembley Stadium. This time around they’ll be visiting one of the world’s most technologically advanced stadiums in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which opened to the public in April of 2019.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars also making the trip to take on the Dolphins, the UK will get a look at the top two quarterbacks taken in this year’s draft in Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson.
The Jets are also reportedly set to face Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers in week 1 on the road for what should be a heck of a reunion right out of the gate.
Here is the full press release from the NFL Communications department.
NFL RETURNS TO LONDON WITH TWO GAMES IN 2021
Jets-Falcons, Dolphins-Jaguars slated for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The National Football League today announced that it will return to playing International Series Games in 2021, with two games to be held at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Atlanta Falcons will host the New York Jets on Sunday, October 10 and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be at home against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 17, with both games kicking off at 2.30 p.m. UK time (9.30 a.m. ET)
The NFL’s London Games series has comprised 28 games over 13 consecutive seasons from 2007-2019. This season’s games will represent the continuation of this important international initiative after the coronavirus pandemic forced all games in 2020 to be played in the United States.
This year’s schedule means that fans in the UK will get to see some of the most exciting quarterbacks in the League, from the first two picks of the 2021 NFL Draft – Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars) and Zach Wilson (Jets) – to four-time Pro Bowler Matt Ryan of the Falcons and the Dolphins’ talented play-caller Tua Tagovailoa.
“We are excited to be returning to London and welcoming back our fans for two great matchups,” said Christopher Halpin, NFL Executive Vice-President—Chief Strategy & Growth Officer. “We expect these games to be a celebration of our sport and our robust UK fan base.
“We have been working closely with the UK government, the city of London and the relevant health organisations over the past year in planning the games. Through their successful vaccine rollout and commitment to bringing crowds back to sports events, the time is right for the return of NFL football this fall. We will continue to monitor the COVID environment, putting health and safety first, and will adhere to any and all future COVID regulations and restrictions.”
The UK’s Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said: “The NFL has become a regular fixture in the UK’s brilliant sporting calendar and I’m delighted to welcome the League back to London for another season. This is a major vote of confidence in our country’s progress to bring coronavirus under control and our ability to stage major sporting events safely. Our Events Research Programme is playing an important role in testing the safe return of fans and will inform our decision making on getting people back watching live sport again safely in greater numbers.”
Todd Kline, Tottenham Hotspur Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the NFL back to Tottenham and to host four more teams and their supporters. It will once again be a tremendous boost for London and our local economy.
“We were thrilled with the feedback we received from the NFL, its coaches, players and fans alike after our first NFL games in 2019. We shall be doing all we can to ensure we create even more great memories for all those that come to experience these two exciting contests later this year.”
The Jaguars will be playing their eighth home game in London, while the Dolphins will play in the UK for the fifth time, and second time as the road team. The Falcons and Jets will both take the field in London for the second time.
“The Jaguars are honored to return to London, our home away from home, and continue in our mission to grow the NFL and promote Jacksonville in the UK and beyond,” said Jaguars team owner Shad Khan. “With Urban Meyer as our head coach, we’ll be arriving with an entirely new look and attitude that I’m confident will meet the approval of our Union Jax supporters. I’m also hoping that many of our loyal fans in Jacksonville can join us in London for a great experience and to ratchet up the homefield advantage. Go Jags!”
Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay said: “We’re honored to return to London for the first time since 2014 as part of the NFL International Series and look forward to the world-class experience at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Our league receives great support from passionate NFL fans in the UK and we’re looking to gain more Falcons fans with the trip.”
Fans can register their interest in receiving ticketing information for the London Games by visiting nfl.com/uk.
The full 2021 NFL regular-season schedule will be announced later today, at 8:00 p.m. ET (1:00 a.m. UK time).
History of NFL regular-season games in London:
|Year||Visiting Team||Score||Home Team||Score||Stadium||Attendance|
|2007||New York Giants||13||Miami Dolphins||10||Wembley||81,176|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||32||New Orleans Saints||37||Wembley||83,226|
|2009||New England Patriots||35||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||Wembley||84,254|
|2010||Denver Broncos||16||San Francisco 49ers||24||Wembley||83,941|
|2011||Chicago Bears||24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||18||Wembley||76,981|
|2012||New England Patriots||45||St. Louis Rams||7||Wembley||84,004|
|2013||Pittsburgh Steelers||27||Minnesota Vikings||34||Wembley||83,518|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||42||Jacksonville Jaguars||10||Wembley||83,559|
|2014||Miami Dolphins||38||Oakland Raiders||14||Wembley||83,436|
|2014||Detroit Lions||22||Atlanta Falcons||21||Wembley||83,532|
|2014||Dallas Cowboys||31||Jacksonville Jaguars||17||Wembley||83,603|
|2015||New York Jets||27||Miami Dolphins||14||Wembley||83,986|
|2015||Buffalo Bills||31||Jacksonville Jaguars||34||Wembley||84,021|
|2015||Detroit Lions||10||Kansas City Chiefs||45||Wembley||83,624|
|2016||Indianapolis Colts||27||Jacksonville Jaguars||30||Wembley||83,764|
|2016||New York Giants||17||Los Angeles Rams||10||Twickenham||74,121|
|2016||Washington Redskins||27||Cincinnati Bengals||27||Wembley||84,488|
|2017||Baltimore Ravens||7||Jacksonville Jaguars||44||Wembley||84,592|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||20||Miami Dolphins||0||Wembley||84,423|
|2017||Arizona Cardinals||0||Los Angeles Rams||33||Twickenham||73,736|
|2017||Minnesota Vikings||33||Cleveland Browns||16||Twickenham||74,237|
|2018||Seattle Seahawks||27||Oakland Raiders||3||Wembley||84,922|
|2018||Tennessee Titans||19||Los Angeles Chargers||20||Wembley||84,301|
|2018||Philadelphia Eagles||24||Jacksonville Jaguars||18||Wembley||85,870|
|2019||Chicago Bears||17||Oakland Raiders||21||Tottenham||60,463|
|2019||Carolina Panthers||37||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||26||Tottenham||60,087|
|2019||Cincinnati Bengals||10||Los Angeles Rams||24||Wembley||83,720|
|2019||Houston Texans||26||Jacksonville Jaguars||3||Wembley||84,771|