Redskins Will Play London Game in 2016
The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that the team will play at least one game in London during the 2016 season. The team will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in week 8 of the 2016 NFL season.
Rumors circled back in September that the Redskins were interested in a possible game in Wembley Stadium but nothing was official until today.
The #Redskins are playing across the pond in 2016! Info: https://t.co/QZJTHnufY9 #DCtoUK pic.twitter.com/mraOEAG4d6
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 25, 2015
To make things even crazier, depending on the final standings of the current 2015 season, the team could also face the St. Louis Rams at Twickenham Stadium a week earlier than their Bengals matchup.
The Rams and the NFC East team that finishes in the same place in their respective divisions are scheduled to face one another on October 23, 2016.
If the Rams and Redskins finish in identical places in the NFC West and NFC East, respectively, then the Redskins would become the first team in NFL history to play consecutive games overseas.
One important factor to consider; no matter if the Redskins play one or two games in London next season, both will be considered road games for the Redskins, preserving its eight-game regular season home slate in 2016.
#Redskins players react to the news about game in London, and they’re excited: https://t.co/j6muPsSVi5 https://t.co/VbWYiaYnj4 — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 25, 2015