Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons to host games in London in 2021

Oct 13, 2019; London, United Kingdom; General overall view of the Tottenham Hotpsur Stadium exterior before an NFL International Series game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars will be the home teams when the NFL returns to London for two regular-season games in 2021, The Athletic reported Tuesday.

The full NFL season schedule is slated to be released Wednesday.

The league played 28 games in London from 2007-19 before the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the NFL International Series last season.

The Falcons and Jaguars will each play a “home” game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The stadium hosted two NFL games in 2019, with the then-Oakland Raiders beating the Chicago Bears 24-21 on Oct. 6 and the Carolina Panthers defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-26 on Oct. 13. Each game drew about 60,000 fans.

The NFL will not return to Mexico City in 2021, however, because the COVID-19 situation there is still considered too risky, according to the report.

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