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The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be England's team.
The NFL and the Jaguars announced Tuesday that the small-market franchise will play one home game in London for four consecutive seasons beginning in 2013 -- a step the team believes will broaden its fan base and take some pressure off locals who have mostly failed to fill the stands in recent years.
''I passionately believe the big growth now is going to come from overseas,'' owner Shad Khan said. ''We've got to go where we can leverage and take advantage of some of those things. You've got to fish in ponds where you've got fish in there. We're going to a pond where there are no fishermen.''
The Jaguars will play at historic Wembley Stadium, which has hosted one NFL game annually since 2007.
''We want to create an identity, a bold, ambitious franchise that is aggressive and forward-thinking on the field and away from the field,'' Khan said. ''We w...
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be England's team. The NFL and the Jags announced Tuesday the team will play one home game in London for four years in a row.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and team owner Shad Khan made a joint announcement about the move in Jacksonville. The small-market franchise will play four games at Wembley Stadium, one...
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Feeling inside Jaguars locker room is Maurice Jones Drew shows up soon
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) August 21, 2012
I still believe Jones-Drew will show up in time for the Jags season opener.
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