NFL In London: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Touted As Wembley’s Replacement

Published 10/09/2021, 4:27 PM EDT
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The National Football League (NFL) is coming to the United Kingdom and fans couldn’t be more excited. English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur will offer their state-of-the-art stadium to host the upcoming Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets games. Officially labeled the Northumberland Development Project, the stadium will be this year’s first NFL game to be held on foreign soil.

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Both teams are not having particularly productive seasons. The Falcons and the Jets sit at the bottom of their division tables heading into Week 5 of the season.

This international league fixture will serve as a welcome escape for them to get their respective 2021 NFL campaigns back on track.

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ENIC-owned Tottenham Hotspur are having a transitional season under new coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Following last week’s fixtures, senior players are away on international duty at present. This is the perfect occasion for the team to strengthen their international ties and host their annual NFL fixture.

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This time it will be the Falcons and the Jets who get to show off their clout in front of the British crowd. The NFL has a huge fan following across Europe. They’ve been given the best possible platform to build on that in north London at the home ground of Tottenham Hotspur which is a world-class stadium.

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Zack Wilson (BYU) with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the New York Jets as the number two overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2021 2nd overall draft pick, Zach Wilson, is not having the best debut season with the Jets thus far. This might change in the coming days if he can turn the tide by leading his team to their first win of the season against the Falcons.

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Veteran Matt Ryan won’t make things easier at all, so expect this game to be a high-octane affair. Make sure you tune in to catch the game on Sunday!

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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