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American Football - NFL International Series 2014 - Miami Dolphins v Oakland Raiders - Wembley Stadium

For another year the Raiders will have just 7 regular season home games in Oakland because they are sending one of them to London. Two teams in the Raiders and Seahawks that play each other each preseason due to the short distance between them will both be picking up and flying halfway around the world to face off next season.

The game will take place in week 6 of the season on October 14 at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium. Exact game time is not yet determined.

It will be the first ever NFL game played in the stadium and the first of three NFL games in London this season. The other two games are Eagles at Jaguars and Titans at Chargers. Both of those games will be played at Wembley Stadium.

This is the third straight year Oakland will lose a home game internationally and the fourth time in the past five years. The past two years the Raiders played in Mexico City. Before that they played in London in 2014.

As you’ll recall that was the fourth game of Derek Carr and Khalil Mack’s rookie season. It was also Dennis Allen’s final game. The Raiders would lose to fall to 0-4 and Allen was fired immediately after and Tony Sparano was named interim head coach.

The Raiders are said to be committed to lose a home game internationally in 2019 as well.