The Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the NFL off to an early start with their meeting in London.
The two NFC South rivals are playing Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the second of four games this season in London.
Carolina made defensive Efe Obada an honorary captain for the game. The Nigeria native arrived in England as a 10-year-old after being trafficked with his sister from the Netherlands. Now he’s back here as an NFL player and a star attraction after first picking up the sport of American football at age 22.
This marks the Panthers’ first regular-season game outside the United States. That leaves the Green Bay Packers as the only team not to have played an International Series game.
Some of the key games in Week 6 after the early start in London include Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visiting Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs and an NFC West showdown between the undefeated San Francisco 49ers and the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams.
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