The Oakland Raiders earned a spot within the historical past books on Sunday, turning into the primary staff to win an NFL recreation on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Raiders squandered a 17-point lead over the Chicago Bears and wanted a landing from Rookie of the Year candidate Josh Jacobs with 1:57 to play to safe a win in London on the third time of asking.
Oakland improved to 3-2 with a second consecutive win and are actually second within the AFC West behind the 4-1 Kansas City Chiefs, whereas the Bears slipped to 3-2 and are third within the NFC North, behind the 4-1 Green Bay Packers and the 2-1-1 Detroit Lions.
Inaugurated earlier this 12 months, Tottenham’s swanky new house is the primary NFL purpose-built stadium exterior the U.S. and hosted the primary of 4 video games that can be staged within the British capital this season.
The 62,062-seater area was packed to the rafters on Sunday and handed its debut with flying colours.
“Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous,” Bears head coach Matt Nagy advised reporters in his press convention after the sport when requested what he considered the stadium—the third area in London to host an NFL recreation after Wembley Stadium and Twickenham.
“I mean, it’s the first thing you do, you walk in here and you just see it, it’s state-of-the-art, it’s top-notch. You talk about doing things the right way, I mean, it blows you away. It’s phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal.”
The NFL returns to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium subsequent week, when the Carolina Panthers tackle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 2:30 p.m. native time (9:30 a.m. ET) in an all-NFC South affair.
The Panthers, who’ve by no means performed within the British capital earlier than, arrive in London on the again of a 34-27 win at dwelling over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Carolina operating again Christian McCaffrey had a monster efficiency, ending with 237 yards from scrimmage because the Panthers picked up a 3rd consecutive win to enhance to 3-2.
The Bucs, in the meantime, are extra accustomed to London having performed in Britain twice, shedding 35-7 to the New England Patriots in 2009 and 24-18 to the Bears two years later.
After a shock highway win towards the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5, Tampa Bay misplaced 31-24 in New Orleans towards the Saints and fell to 2-3.
Two additional video games are scheduled in London for Week eight and Week 9 respectively, each of them at Wembley Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bengals tackle the Rams on October 27 at 5 p.m. native time (1 p.m. ET), whereas the Jacksonville Jaguars face the Houston Texans on November Three at 2:30 p.m. native time (9:30 a.m. ET).
Cincinnati has performed simply as soon as at Wembley earlier than, drawing 27-27 towards the Washington Redskins in October 2016, whereas the Rams have performed throughout the Atlantic thrice.
Los Angeles misplaced 45-7 to the Patriots at Wembley in 2012, earlier than shedding 17-10 to the New York Giants at Twickenham in 2016 and thrashing the Arizona Cardinals 33-Zero on the identical venue a 12 months later.
Like the Panthers, the Texans may even make their London debut this 12 months, whereas the Jaguars can be in acquainted environment. Jacksonville has performed in London annually since 2013, profitable on three events.
NFL London video games TV schedule (All instances ET)
Sunday, October 13
- Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers—9:30 a.m., Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, NFL Network
Sunday, October 27
- Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams—1 p.m., Wembley Stadium, CBS
Sunday, November 3
- Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars—9:30 a.m., Wembley Stadium, NFL Network