The Philadelphia Eagles will not be playing overseas in London next season. The 2015 NFL International Series games were announced on Thursday morning and there are three match-ups with six teams involved. The games include: New York Jets versus Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills versus Jacksonville Jaguars, and Detroit Lions versus Kansas City Chiefs.
Back in late September, there was thought the Eagles could be a "prime candidate" to play in London in 2015. The MMQB's Peter King noted how Eagles Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lurie is actively involved in the NFL's International Committee. Primate candidate or not, the team isn't London bound just yet.
Still, they'll be a team to keep an eye on in future seasons. Especially when you consider this:
NFL has told teams if they want to be considered to host a Super Bowl they must be prepared to give up home games by playing in London.— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) November 5, 2014
There have been reports that Philadelphia plans to make a Super Bowl bid in the future. It's speculation on my part here, but perhaps Lurie is willing to sacrifice a home game in order to increase the chances of hosting a Super Bowl at Lincoln Financial Field.
For now, Eagles fans won't have to worry about the team losing a home game in 2015.