Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 schedule release: 3 biggest takeaways
2. Getting two games in London isn't a bad thing for the Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars had been playing a home game in London every year since 2013 -- 2020 was the exception due to the COVID-19 pandemic -- but they'll play twice accross the pond twice this season. The good news is that the second bout will be as visitors, since the Buffalo Bills will be the home team.
You have probably heard talks about the Jags potentially relocating to Europe but however you break out, it wouldn't be feasible. The bottom line is that they're going nowhere, although they'll most likely keep playing in London even after their current agreement expires in 2024.
Giving away a home game every year doesn't look great on paper but the truth is that it's allowed the Jags to grow their fanbase and earn more recognition around the globe. It's true that flying to London is taxing due to the difference in time zone but staying for two weeks will give the Jaguars the opportunity to get acclimated, which could end up giving them the edge against the Bills.
Now, playing in London isn't a guaranteed win for Jacksonville. Just last season, they lost to a pretty bad Denver Broncos team and they beat the Miami Dolphins the year before on a last-minute field goal by kicker Matthew Wright.
Another thing to keep in mind is that even though the Jags will play a couple of games in London, they'll do so at two different venues, Wembley Stadium, and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, so they won't get a slight home-field advantage. Either way, it will be interesting how the Jaguars handle this slate of games.