The NFL continues to expand the amount of games played overseas, and announced Friday morning that London will now play host to four games in 2017.
Games in the United Kingdom began happening once a year in 2007, but expanded to two games in 2013 and three games per year in the last three seasons. A fourth game in 2017 will be the most ever hosted by London in a season.
This expansion is on a pace set by the NFL in 2015 when a partnership with London’s Rugby Football Union guaranteed that there will be at least five games played in London in 2018.
“We continue to be incredibly excited by the passion and love for the NFL shown by our millions of U.K. fans,” Roger Goodell said. “London is an amazing city. We have had tremendous support from our fans, from Mayor Khan and other government leaders and business partners, and we are looking forward to taking the next step in the U.K. by playing four games in London next season.”
“I keep my flag in my back right pocket in my coaching pants, and I was a little underdressed in the first half. I started getting cold, so I put some wind pants on and then I put a jacket on, and then I had this really long jacket.”
During the game, Fisher was wired for NFL Films. When he wanted to challenge the play, he had to verbally tell the referees.
In eight seasons with the Bears, Cutler has a 51-51 record and is the franchise’s all-time leading passer with 23,443 yards, 154 touchdowns, and 109 interceptions.