Bucs To "Host" Pats In London in 2009

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday, December 1, 2008. (AP) -- The New England Patriots will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season at Wembley Stadium, the third straight year the NFL will stage a regular-season game in the British capital.

The NFL said Monday the game will be played Oct. 25. The Bucs will be listed as the home team, giving up a game in Tampa.

Five weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints beat the San Diego Chargers 37-32 at Wembley. Last season, the New York Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 13-10. Both games were sold out.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says "we have seen firsthand the excitement that exists for our sport in the UK."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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