The home of English Rugby will become the home of American Football for the next couple of weeks when the NFL returns to London. Twickenham Stadium will host the final two games of the 2017 London games. This year a record four games are being held in London to celebrate 10 years since the first regular season NFL game was staged here. On Sunday 22nd October the LA Rams take on the Arizona Cardinals, followed by Minnesota Vikings against Cleveland Browns on Sunday 29th October.
The Twickenham tailgate is bigger and better this year! There will now be three zones where fans can visit the NFL shop, listen to live music, play some NFL games and of course indulge in some American cuisine. If you have a ticket for the game it is well worth arriving early to check out the tailgate.
For those of you who are new to NFL we’ve put together some key facts about the teams who will be playing at Twickenham Stadium over the next few weeks.
Stadium: LA Memorial Coliseum (93,607) Season So Far: 4 wins, 2 defeats Quarter Back: Jared Goff (1484 passing yards) Most Touchdowns: Todd Gurley II (7) Super Bowl Wins: 0 – runners up in 1980
Stadium: University Of Phoenix Stadium (63,400) Season So Far: 3 wins, 3 defeats Quarter Back: Carson Palmer (1856 passing yards) Most Touchdowns: Larry Fitzgerald (3) Super Bowl Wins: 0 – runners up in 2009
Stadium: US Bank Stadium (66,655) Season So Far: 4 wins, 2 defeats Quarter Back: Case Keenum (1134 passing yards) Most Touchdowns: Stefon Diggs (4) Super Bowl Wins: 0 – runners up in 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977
Stadium: First Energy Stadium (73,200) Season So Far: 0 wins, 6 defeats Quarter Back: DeShone Kizer (851 passing yards) Most Touchdowns: Duke Johnson Jr/David Njoku (3) Super Bowl Wins: 0
We’re excited about two weekends of NFL mania coming to Twickenham, we hope you are too!