OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens could play their first game outside the United States in 2017.
The Ravens have been notified by the NFL that they're under consideration to play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London next season. It would be an away game for Baltimore.
If the Ravens are selected, they would face the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. Jacksonville is committed to playing one home game in London through the 2020 season.
Last year, owner Steve Bisciotti estimated there was a 75 percent to 80 percent chance of the Ravens playing in London by 2019.
“I would absolutely love going to London,” Bisciotti told season-ticket holders in a conference call last year. “I think it would be great. Hopefully it would be the time of year that we could get a lot of fans over there, whether it be near Christmas or near Thanksgiving, or September when the weather is still beautiful, even in the UK. I’m all for it. I think it would be a blast.”
The Ravens are one of eight teams who have not played outside the country since the NFL introduced the International Series in 2007. The Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans are the others.
It's unknown when a final determination will be made for the teams traveling overseas in 2017. Last year, the NFL announced the teams for all three London games in November.