Touch­down in Lon­don

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SUMMER OF SPORT -

BY Oc­to­ber the sum­mer may be start­ing to fade but the re­turn of the NFL to Lon­don is sure to add some glitz and glam­our to the early au­tumn gloom.

The big hit­ters of Amer­ica’s favourite sport re­turn to these shores for an­other three matchups, two at Wem­b­ley and one at Twick­en­ham.

This will be the first year the home of English rugby will play host to the NFL in what is prov­ing to be an in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar trans-At­lantic im­port.

On Sun­day Oc­to­ber 2 the In­di­anapo­lis Colts and Jack­sonville Jaguars re­new their AFC South ri­valry at Wem­b­ley.

An­drew Luck and Blake Bor­tles will lead their re­spec­tive of­fenses into what could be a high scor­ing shootout be­tween tal­ented young teams.

On Sun­day Oc­to­ber 23 the New York Gi­ants and the LA Rams head to Twick­en­ham where two of the league’s big­gest stars Todd Gur­ley and Odell Beck­ham Jr will show off their tal­ents.

Fi­nally on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 30 the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins and Cincin­nati Ben­gals are set for rare show­down at Wem­b­ley.

Can Josh Nor­man slow down AJ Green? Will Geno Atkins tor­ment Kirk Cousins?

With all the usual fan ral­lies and tail­gates planned off the pitch the re­turn of the NFL is sure to once again cre­ate a party at­mos­phere across the city.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.nfluk.com.

Photos: Getty Im­ages

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