Every season, we are occasionally greeted by singing birds and cheerful United Kingdom football games. They’re great. You wake up at 9 a.m., and it’s already halftime and you get football before your football for the day, or you wake up at 7 a.m. and get twelve hours of football, enough football to make your brain bleed.
Yet, up to this point in your life, you’ve never had to wake up that early to watch the Texans play football. Overseas football was always the football before Texans football. That changes this year.
The NFL announces 5 international games for the 2019 season — 1 in Mexico, 4 in the UK pic.twitter.com/SI6u7unJkc— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 21, 2019
In the 2019 NFL regular season, the Texans will be heading across the sea to play the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that’s used to playing over there. Sir Blake Bortles had never lost a game outside the states until he lost to the Eagles last October, and now he probably won’t even quarterback the Jags any longer.
That’s kind of it for now. The league will release specific dates, kickoff times, and venues later this spring.
The Houston #Texans will face the division-rival Jacksonville #Jaguars in London in 2019. This marks the first time the Texans will play in the UK in franchise history.— Texans PR (@TexansPR) January 21, 2019
Dates, kickoff times & venues for international games will be announced with the full NFL schedule this spring pic.twitter.com/hBBRaDsDgr