Chiefs To Play Lions In London In 2015

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The NFL has announced that the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Detroit Lions in London at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2015.

From the press release:

"The National Football League announced on Thursday that the Kansas City Chiefs have been selected to host a regular-season game overseas for the first time in franchise history. The club will take on the Detroit Lions in London on Nov. 1, 2015. The Week 8 contest will be part of the NFL’s International Series played at Wembley Stadium, one of three NFL games taking place in the United Kingdom in 2015. The game will be televised live locally and nationally on FOX.“It is an honor for Kansas City to represent the NFL on an international stage,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “We are excited for the opportunity this creates for our fans, our city and the global growth of the Chiefs brand.”"

The release says the Chiefs will “host” the Lions, which means KC will essentially be forfeiting a home game at Arrowhead next season. KC will only play seven games in front of their home fans with the London game serving as a “neutral location.” The Lions, on the other hand, will still play eight games in their home stadium. The game could be an early start here in the states. This year’s contest between the Lions and Falcons in London kicked off at 8:30 am central. The release does say the game will be televised nationally, which could mean it will be the early game.

Better start working on your Bloody Mary recipes.

Teams playing in London traditionally get a Bye Week after the game, meaning the Chiefs will be off for Week 9.

The other teams playing in London will be the Miami Dolphins hosting the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Buffalo Bills.

What do you think, Addicts? Are you glad the Chiefs will be playing a game overseas or are you bummed that there will only be seven games at Arrowhead in 2015…not counting home playoff games, of course.