Panthers could potentially play in London in 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PANTHERS WIRE) -- Carolina Panthers fans may get to wake up early with their team in 2018.

The 2017 set of games in London are in the books and the NFL and NFL UK groups are already working towards setting up their slate of games for 2018.

The NFL will see at least five games in London in 2018. Two at Wembley Stadium, one (maybe two) at Twickehham and two at Tottenham.

We know the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars had already agreed to play home games in London over a four-year period. And due to a rule stating teams playing in a temporary home must play a home game internationally, there is a likely chance the Los Angeles Chargers will host a game in London.

As far as who else could be playing internationally, NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood, in an interview with ESPN, said the goal is to get the six remaining teams who have yet to play in London overseas in 2018. That includes the Carolina Panthers. The other teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

The Panthers are scheduled to visit the Eagles in 2018, so it’s possible the NFL could match them against each other in London, which would mean the Panthers would not have to give up a home game. They could be scheduled to play home against the Seahawks and at Packers, if the Panthers finish in the same position as either, or both, of those teams.

The full list of 2018 opponents for Carolina looks like this:

HOME: Cowboys, Giants, Ravens, Bengals, NFC West opponent, Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers

AWAY: Eagles, Redskins, Browns, Steelers, NFC North opponent, Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers

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