Ravens vs. Jaguars (London)
Not the most exciting match-up in the world, but that is nothing a London game can’t fix. Since the NFL began it’s international series in 2007, the Ravens have not been out of the country. They finally get their chance this year when they travel to London to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Luckily for the Ravens, their contract with M&T Bank stadium does not allow them to be the home team for this game. They must play 8 games in Baltimore during the regular season. This is a major advantage, because every game counts.
These two teams met early last season and the Ravens squeaked out at 19-17 win with a Justin Tucker field goal. The Jaguars had a horrible last season, but they are still a talented team. They have a new coach in Doug Marrone, who had his team playing great football in the last couple weeks of the season.
I’ll be honest, this game screams a tie for me. Something about these 9:30 am starts in the U.S. worries me. This just seems like the kind of game that is going to be sloppy all the way through an then end in a tie.