NFL announces schedule for 2019 international games

NFL announces schedule for 2019 international games

The NFL announced Wednesday the dates, times and locations for the 2019 international schedule with four matchups in London and one in Mexico. 

With several conference matchups and star players from around the league traveling abroad, each game will bring an intriguing storyline to follow. 

London Games

Matchup Date Time Venue
Bears vs. Raiders Sunday, Oct. 6 1 p.m. ET Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Panthers vs. Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 13 9:30 a.m. ET Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Bengals vs. Rams Sunday, Oct. 27 1 p.m. ET Wembley Stadium
Texans vs. Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 3 9:30 a.m. ET Wembley Stadium

The London schedule will kick off with an intriguing game between the NFC North winning Bears and the Raiders as Chicago will bring Khalil Mack overseas to play against the team that traded him out of Oakland, while the Raiders bring a new look to their roster with Antonio Brown.

The Panthers-Buccaneers matchup will feature divisional rivals as Cam Newton and Jameis Winston square off. Tampa Bay will bring a new coaching staff behind Bruce Arians, who was hired in January to replace Dirk Koetter.

The Bengals-Rams game will follow with Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor going up against his former team. The Rams made the Super Bowl last season and will bring excitement with some of the league’s biggest stars, such as Todd Gurley.

The Jaguars will take on Texans team led by Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt in an AFC South matchup. Jacksonville will have quarterback Nick Foles, who replaced Blake Bortles, leading the offense with hopes of getting back into playoff contention this season.

Mexico Game 

Matchup Date Time Venue
Chiefs vs. Chargers Monday, Nov. 18  8:15 pm. ET  Estadio Azteca

The NFL will give a game in Mexico another shot after it was canceled last season out of concern for player safety concerns due to field conditions. The Chargers and Chiefs will travel south of the border and could be one of the best matchups out of the international schedule, with the two AFC West powerhouses battling in mid-November. 

The full NFL regular-season schedule is expected to be released Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.