The NFL has evolved from holding one game a year at London’s Wembley Stadium to two games in 2013 to three games this season. A report from the Daily Mail contends that the NFL already has five games in the works for London in 2015.
The five regular season games would ease the league into a permanent franchise overseas. The NFL denies the Daily Mail‘s report.
A powerful UK politician last week revealed talks between the NFL and the British government for a London franchise. “This is primarily a decision for the owners of the clubs and the NFL organisation but I’ve said to the NFL that anything the Government can do to make this happen we will do,” George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, told the Evening Standard, “because I think it would be a huge boost to London.”
The Detroit Lions treated London fans to a dramatic, come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, scoring 22 unanswered points to win 22-21.