According to a report out of Jacksonville, the Green Bay Packers will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in London in 2016.
The game will be a home game for the Jags, so the Packers wouldn’t be losing a game at Lambeau. That’s something the muckety mucks in the organization have made it clear they are not amenable to.
And why would they be? Too much cash generated at Lambeau Field and the season ticket holders would riot.
The Jaguars, on the other hand, is a team no one — not even people in Jacksonville — care about. In 2012, they agreed to a multi-year commitment to play one of their home games in London. That commitment began in 2013 and ends in 2016. It is expected to be extended another four years.
It has long been rumored that the Packers would be the Jaguars’ 2016 London opponent.
While they would never give up a home game to do so, the Packers have expressed interest in playing in London. They’re one of the league’s biggest draws and we’ve known for some time that the NFC North plays the AFC South in 2016. The Packers two away AFC South games are Jacksonville and Tennessee.