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NFL International Series: Eagles are "prime candidates" to play in London in 2015

The Philadelphia Eagles might be playing a game overseas in 2015.


Acccording to Peter King of The MMQB, the Philadelphia Eagles are a "prime candidate" to appear in an NFL International Series game in 2015.

Here is what King wrote in his most recent Monday Morning Quarterback column:

The NFL’s international committee discussed plans for 2015 about two weeks ago. The Jaguars, who made a four-year commitment to the International Series, will be one of the "home" teams in London each season through 2016. Who else could be in the mix? Well, the league’s international committee has reps from nine teams, six of which have played in the International Series, and three that have not: Chiefs (Clark Hunt is the committee’s chair), Bills and Eagles. Those teams will be prime candidates in 2015.

Bidwill told the panel of fans this weekend that the Cardinals, who played a preseason game in London in 1983, "would love to play another game—as the visiting team." That’s the challenge for the NFL, finding more volunteers each year to give up a home game. If there were a team based in London (and, yes, the NFL wants that, more than a six- or eight-game collection of games featuring different teams), that question would be answered. But the NFL is not there yet.

Eagles Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lurie just so happens to be the referenced member of the NFL's International Committee.

So how likely is it that the Eagles will be appearing in London next season? It's hard to say. There's no real concrete information here other than King pointing out that Philadelphia remains a possibility due to Lurie's role with the International Committee along with the fact that the Eagles have yet to play in London. For now, it's something to keep an eye on.

The first of three games set to take place in the 2014 NFL International Series is already complete. The Miami Dolphins defeated the Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium in London this past Sunday by a score of 38 to 14.

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