The 2016 NFL International series schedule has been released. The NFL will return to London for three games during the 2016 NFL regular season which will market the 15th, 16th, and 17th games to be played in the city since the league launched international game play. Two of the games will be played at Wembley Stadium that has hosted 100% of the NFL games played in the UK since 2007. Twickenham will be the new UK location to host a game this season, and normally serves as home to one of the English rugby teams. For the first time, the NFL will travel to Mexico this season, playing one game at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. If you are interested in viewing the full NFL regular season schedule, you can go here to view your favorite team’s schedule, or view the 2016 NFL Schedule Grid.
How to Watch the NFL International Series in the UK?
If you live in the UK or are visiting and want to watch the NFL international series on local TV, a common question asked is how to watch the games on your local TV broadcast? The games in the UK are typically broadcast on BBC and Sky Sports live on BBC and Sky Sports 3. If the game is being streamed, it is shown on the BBC Sports website. For radio listeners, the games are broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. For the game played at the end of October, the delay in Daylight Savings Time (DST) is taken into account when scheduling the game time for viewers back in the United States to check out the action. For the game played in Mexico, the starting time is similar to other U.S. based game schedules while all teams work towards a hopeful 2016 Super Bowl berth.
When will the NFL Come to China?
The NFL is seriously considering bringing games to China to add to the list of international locations that the NFL plays. The league is looking hard at playing a game in the country as soon as 2018 with a number of teams expressing interest in being part of the first game to be played in China. International expansion is considered a key aspect to the leagues strategic plans for expansion of the brand now that it has nine years and counting of experience playing games in the U.K. The NFL is also taking a hard look at playing games in Germany in the coming years.
2016 NFL International Series Schedule
|October 2||CBS||Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars||Wembley Stadium||United Kingdom London|
|October 23||NFLN||New York||Giants vs Los Angeles Rams||Twickenham Stadium||United Kingdom London|
|October 30||Fox||Washington Redskins vs Cincinnati Bengals||Wembley Stadium||United Kingdom London|
|November 21||ESPN||Houston Texans vs Oakland Raiders||Estadio Azteca||Mexico City|