By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 11:59 am in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders will be one of three teams to play one of their eight regular-season home games in London’s Wembley Stadium, with the opponent and date yet to be determined, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Also playing home games in London will be the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons.
“We are excited to embrace this great opportunity to assist in building NFL popularity worldwide,’’ Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement released by the league.
Two Raiders players, defensive lineman Jack Crawford and offensive tackle Menelik Watson, are from the United Kingdom. Crawford was born in London and grew up there before moving to the United States in high school. Watson is from Manchester, moving to the United States to play college basketball.
The Raiders have played outside the United States five times since 1990, but never in a regular-season game.
The last time the Raiders played outside the United States was on Aug., 27, 2001, when they faced the Dallas Cowboys at Azteca Stadium.