The NFL’s International Series continues this weekend as the LA Chargers welcome the Tennessee Titans to their ‘home’ for the day, Wembley Stadium. The Chargers come into the game as the favourites having won three games on the spin, while the Titans have lost their last two including a heavy defeat to the Baltimore Ravens last week. https://twitter.com/Chargers/status/1053191382158974976 However, if the regular season ended now, the Titans would win their division without holding a winning record, their record of 3-3 would not be enough to earn them second place in any other division. The Chargers on the other hand, who do hold a winning record of 4-2, are in second place in their division. With future hall of fame quarterback Philip Rivers as efficient and dominant as ever an
Wasps winger Christian Wade looks set for a shocking switch from Rugby Union to American football after it emerged he would be leaving the Coventry based team to pursue a future in the NFL. Wade, who received his first and only cap for England in 2013, is currently third in the all-time Premiership try-scorers list with 82 tries all of which coming for Wasps. The 27-Year-old is the third professional rugby player over the last two years to have made the transition from Rugby to American football. Alex Gray made the switch from professional sevens rugby in 2017 and joined the Atlanta Falcons, while Christian Scotland-Williamson, a former lock for Worcester Warriors joined The Pittsburgh Steelers as a tight-end in 2018. What sets Wade apart from the previous players who have made the ...
What does London know about NFL rules 10 years after the very first American football game on the British soil? Since 2007, London sports arenas are filled to the top with fans dressed in various NFL jerseys every autumn. We cheer clashes between athletes from across the pond following the Star Spangled Banner played out loud. It’s fair to say London has embraced the discipline, but have we actually learnt the game’s basics? Do we know what kneeling is as much as the offside rule in soccer? Can we explain the role of a tight end as succinctly as where a centre forward operates on the pitch? As gridiron came back to its roots last Sunday and at Twickenham, England's home of rugby, the Arizona Cardinals were defeated by the LA Rams 33-0; the Voice of London joined the crowd and asked
The NFL has been attracting British fans for over 10 years. When the league brings teams over here, stadiums sell out every year well in advance. What you don’t know is that thousands every week gather in one place: Hippodrome casino in Leicester Square. Known for large gaming spaces, an underground casino with caged dancers and a steak restaurant, it’s the only place that shows every single NFL game on Sunday afternoons. "It's almost like a family", said hardcore fan Nick Marcenaro. Find out why he loves going regularly. https://soundcloud.com/omar-salvi/watching-nfl-in-londons-most-famous-casino Former players often show up: this week we saw ex-New York Giants’ defensive end Osi Umenyiora and ex-Houston Texans cornerback Jason Bell, who both work for the BBC as analysts.