Bucs, Jags and Dolphins await Thursday's NFL schedule release

The National Football League will release its 2023 schedule on Thursday.

And while the Tampa Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins already knew their opponents for the season, dates and times are of extreme interest to teams and fans alike.

Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars will become the first NFL team to play two international games in the same season when they spend back-to-back weeks in London this year.

The Jaguars will “host” the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 1

and “visit” the Buffalo Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 8. The Jaguars were set to play two designated home games in London in 2020 but the pandemic canceled those plans.

“Hosting the Falcons at Wembley Stadium will be awesome only to be followed by playing on the road against the Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,” Lawrence said in a statement.

“I’m pumped for the experience and know the support from Duval will be strong at both games.”

The Jaguars have played nine games in London, including a 21-17 loss to the Denver Broncos last October in front of an NFL-record international crowd of 86,215 fans at Wembley Stadium.

The Jaguars host a game at Wembley Stadium as part of their multi-year commitment to playing in Britain.

The NFL also announced dates for three other international games, one of which includes the Dolphins playing the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs Nov. 5 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Munich in the NFL’s first regular-season game in Germany last season.

A highlight of the Bucs schedule this season will be a throwback game where Tampa Bay will don its creamsicle orange and white uniforms.

The full schedule release is set for 8 p.m. Thursday.


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