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“NFL Star Aaron Rodgers Returns to London: Exciting Line-up for 2024 International Series”

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  • Last year, the Jaguars made history by being the first NFL team to play two regular-season games outside the USA in a single season, winning against the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills on consecutive Sundays.
  • In the meantime, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be playing two international games this year, and the New England Patriots are returning to London for the first time since 2012.

Aaron Rodgers, a four-time NFL Most Valuable Player, is getting ready to play in London as part of the 2024 international series.

At 40 years old, Rodgers first played internationally with the Green Bay Packers in 2022.

He might be back at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 6th with his New York Jets team against the Minnesota Vikings.

In the meantime, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be playing two international games this year, and the New England Patriots are returning to London for the first time since 2012.

The Jaguars are facing the Chicago Bears at Tottenham on October 13th, then “hosting” the Patriots at Wembley on October 20th.

Last year, the Jaguars made history by being the first NFL team to play two regular-season games outside the USA in a single season, winning against the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills on consecutive Sundays.

Rodgers is one of three active players to be named MVP, alongside Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Only Peyton Manning has won the award more times than Rodgers, with five.

After 18 seasons with Green Bay, Rodgers joined the Jets last April, but his debut was cut short by a season-ending injury.

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Despite Rodgers’ efforts, the Packers lost to the New York Giants in 2022, their first game in London since the international series began in 2007.

Henry Hodgson, NFL UK’s general manager, expressed excitement about Rodgers’ return, saying it’s thrilling for UK fans to see such a revered player.

The Giants are also playing internationally this season, facing the Carolina Panthers in Munich.

The NFL is expanding into new territories, with Brazil hosting its first regular-season game on the opening weekend.

Hodgson anticipates an exciting match-up in the second London game, featuring the top draft picks from 2021 and this year.

While there’s been talk of an NFL franchise relocating to the UK, the Jaguars are staying put in Florida. They’ve signed a 30-year lease for a new stadium worth $1.4bn but will continue to play one home game a year in London.

Here’s the lineup for the NFL international games in 2024:

  • Friday, 6 September: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Sao Paulo)
  • Sunday, 6 October: New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings (Tottenham, London)
  • Sunday, 13 October: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears (Tottenham, London)
  • Sunday, 20 October: New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Wembley, London)
  • Sunday, 10 November: New York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers (Munich)

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