The Jags will be making their 10th appearance in the NFL London Games this year. Find out the history of the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, including why they play there every year, their record, and their fixture for this year.
Last Updated: 12/05/23 at 9:00 am
The Jacksonville Jaguars have become synonymous with the NFL International Series in London, appearing in the games every year for 10 years now. But why is that and how have they performed overseas?
Discover the Jacksonville Jaguars’ London Games history, including an explanation as to why they play there every year, their record in London, and details of their game in 2023.Register interest in NFL London hospitality
Jacksonville Jaguars in London
The NFL International Series began in 2007, with the league initially bringing one game a season over to the UK to showcase American Football to an international audience.
It has grown over the years to where the International Series now also includes games in Germany and Mexico, they play more games in London, and a stadium purpose-built stadium has been built in the capital city to accommodate the sport.
One team that has become a staple of these games are the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have been coming to London as part of the series every year for 10 years now, starting in 2013.
The Jaguars will be playing their 10th game in London this year and have a very even record on British soil. They have experienced massive wins and shocking losses over the decade.
It all started on 27th October 2013 when the Jags played the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium. A crowd of 83,559 fans watched on as the 49ers ran rings around Jacksonville, beating them 42-10 in a very one-sided affair.
The 49ers that season were Super Bowl contenders and ended up making it to the NFC Championship game, narrowly losing out to the Seattle Seahawks.
Comparably, the Jags finished with a 4-12 record and were 14th in the conference out of 16 teams. The result now becomes a bit more understandable.
Since then, Jacksonville have played a range of teams each year, from more Super Bowl contenders to struggling opposition.
And in that time, Jacksonville have experienced successful periods themselves, including their current position which saw them reach the Divisional Round last year in the playoffs.
Why do the Jacksonville Jaguars play in London?
This is the question that most UK NFL fans may ask as at first glance it does seem odd that this one team seems to get picked out every year to travel overseas for this series.
But in actual fact, this is down to the owner of the team, Shahid Khan, and the Khan Sports Group along with the other teams that he owns within it.
Khan is a Pakistani-American billionaire who bought the Jaguars in 2012, prompting the start of his sports empire which now also contains the major professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
The connection between the Jaguars and London came together in 2013 when Khan bought Fulham FC, a Premier League football club based in London, England.
That obviously then lines up with the timing of which the Jags played their first NFL London Game in 2013.
Since then, the connection has grown and there were even talks of Khan possibly moving the Jaguars to London a few years back when he tried to acquire Wembley Stadium.
The deal ultimately fell through after Khan pulled out before it could be voted to go through, however, the Jags still effectively have a home at the national stadium as they keep coming back there every year.
Jacksonville Jaguars London record
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ London record is fairly even, sitting at four wins and five losses in their nine games played.
As we know already, they started with a loss to the 49ers in 2013. They then followed it up with another loss to the Dallas Cowboys in 2014, before getting their first win in 2015 over the Buffalo Bills.
The biggest win they achieved was against the Baltimore Ravens in 2017 when they won 44-7 in a blowout victory. They went on to have a successful season, finishing with a 10-6 record and making it to the Divisional Round in the playoffs for the third time in team history.
The biggest crowd they played to came in their most recent game in 2022 against the Denver Broncos, where 86,215 fans, unfortunately, saw them fall 21-17.
Here is their full London games record from 2013 to now:
Jacksonville Jaguars London games in 2023
The NFL has already announced the three teams designated to be the home side for the games later this year, with Jacksonville returning to Wembley once more.
Ahead of the full schedule, the NFL released the fixtures for the International Games in 2023 - coming with a surprise first-of-its-kind announcement for the games in London.
The Jags will be hosting the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley on 1st October in the first of the three London Games.
A week later, the Jags will be back in action in London as they take on the Buffalo Bills on 8th October at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. This is a first for the NFL, having one team play a back-to-back in the International Series.
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