The Chiefs will not lose a home game overseas for the 2008 season. The San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints will be playing the contest in London. Even though it hasn’t been announced, I would think that the Chargers would be the team that would lose its home game because the NFL wouldn’t want to take any potential revenue away from the New Orleans area.
This is great news for all Chiefs fans because it means that the Chiefs will keep all of their eight home games. The last two years the Chiefs have been a potential candidate for the game in London, but again dodged the bullet of playing there. The Chiefs could still be a candidate for the 2009 season with renovation still taking place at Arrowhead. We will just have to wait and see…
It looks like the San Diego Chargers and the New Orleans Saints will be the next group of NFL teams to take their show overseas.
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers will play the Saints in London on Oct. 26. The game will most likely take place at Wembley Stadium, which is where the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins last October.
Chargers President Dean Spanos would not confirm San Diego’s involvement to the newspaper but said, “We want to go. I’m cautiously optimistic.”
Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to make the announcement official at his Super Bowl media conference on Friday, according to the Union-Tribune.
- Report: Chargers, Saints to meet in London on Oct. 26 – ESPN