Everyone on the Jacksonville Jaguars will be using their passports quite a bit this upcoming season.
The team will play two games outside of the United States, making them the first NFL team to play two games on foreign soil in the same season.
This year, the Jacksonville Jaguars will become the first NFL team to play two international games in one season 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/F07IqVb4Rf
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) May 10, 2023
It is part of the league’s continuing attempts to spread the American version of football across the globe.
Both of the Jaguars’ international games will take place in London, starting with a Week 4 contest against the Atlanta Falcons, and in Week 5 they will take on the Buffalo Bills.
The Jaguars aren’t a bad team for the NFL to showcase overseas, as they emerged into the league’s newest force late last season.
Many didn’t expect them to make the playoffs, and those pundits seemed to be right when Jacksonville started the year 2-6.
But they won six of their last seven and ended the regular season with a five-game winning streak, giving them a 9-8 record and first place in the AFC South, a division many thought the Tennessee Titans were going to claim.
In the playoffs, the Jaguars fell behind 27-0 to the Los Angeles Chargers, but they fought back and won on a last-second field goal from Riley Patterson.
They then lost in the Divisional round to the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, but they were fairly competitive, as the final margin was just seven points.
With ascendant young quarterback Trevor Lawrence and offensive studs in wide receiver Christian Kirk and running back Travis Etienne, Jacksonville should make some more noise in 2023.
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