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NFL announces Bucs will play the Panthers in London

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Home game is taken away.

Chicago Bears v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The National Football League today announced the matchups for its five 2019 international regular-season games – four in the UK and one in Mexico.

The 2019 international games:

Mexico - Chiefs vs. Chargers
UK - Panthers vs. Bucs
UK - Bears vs. Raiders
UK - Bengals vs. Rams
UK - Texans vs. Jaguars

Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium will host a matchup between the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. Both teams, who finished the 2018 regular season with identical 12-4 records, will be playing in Mexico City for the first time.

The AFC South champion Houston Texans – who face the division-rival Jacksonville Jaguars – and the Carolina Panthers – who face their NFC South foes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – will both make their London debuts. It will bring the total number of NFL teams to have played in the UK to 31 in 28 regular-season games by the end of the 2019 season. The Jaguars will be playing a home game in London for the seventh consecutive season.

The Buccaneers will play as host to the Panthers at either Wembley Stadium or Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Dates, kickoff times and venues for all international games will be announced in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring.

This will be the third time the Bucs have played a regular season game in London.