February 12, 2023, seems a long time ago now.
That day the Kansas City Chiefs won their third Super Bowl with a 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Patrick Mahomes and his teammates entertained us throughout the season all way to the end.
Every year the off-season provides more and more anticipation as the NFL week 1 odds are finally announced for the new season ahead.
Fans will tune in from around the world to see all the action in America’s biggest sports league.
There have been so many exciting talking points throughout the off-season which has only galvanized the supporter base further in their anticipation for the opening weekend of the season.
From Aaron Rodgers’ move from Green Bay Packers to the New York Jets, Ezekial Elliott leaving the Dallas Cowboys, Ravens and Giants paying their quarterbacks, and can Sean Payton make big improvements to the Denver Broncos?
As we tune in around the world for every game, the NFL continue to take the game to its international fans, with five games being played outside of the United States in 2023.
The NFL is returning for two games in Germany, while three matches will be played in the United Kingdom.
London will host three huge matches in 2023 which includes:
Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
October 1 (Week 4)
Wembley Stadium, London
The Jaguars return to London once again after returning to prominence in 2022 winning the AFC South with a 9-8 record.
It will feel like a home game for the Jaguars who return to play in London each season and quarterback Trevor Lawrence is coming off a career year for the young star.
Throwing for 4,113 yards and 25 touchdowns last season, he only gave up eight interceptions all year.
For the Atlanta Falcons, 2022 was a tough year, finishing bottom of the NFC South with seven wins and 10 defeats.
They have worked tirelessly this off-season to improve their fortunes and provide support to young quarterback Desmond Ridder.
He started four games last season with a 2-2 record and threw two touchdowns without any interceptions.
With Kyle Pitts and Drake London to name just two or a talented roster of offensive players, Arthur Smith needs to see his stars perform while having his backups improve to avoid such a drop of in talent.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills
October 8 (Week 5)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
With a massive following in the United Kingdom, especially in London, the Jaguars will face two games in the nation’s capital, this time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Lawrence is building a strong reputation in the sport, but his opposing quarterback in this one is already considered to be one of the best in the NFL.
Josh Allen can do it on the floor, with great rushing stats of 124 carries for 762 yards and seven touchdowns last season out.
He also has plenty of weapons to throw to, and a great arm. He managed to complete 359 of 567 passes for 4,283 yards and 35 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in the 2022 season.
With Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis providing options at wide receiver, the Bills will once again be a machine on offense as well as having a much-envied defensive unit.
Supporters in London will get to see one of the early Super Bowl favorites against the well followed Jaguars who themselves will have hopes of a deep playoff run once again.
Baltimore Ravens vs Tennessee Titans
October 15 (Week 6)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
The Jaguars must head home at some point.
Lemar Jackson got paid this off-season and is all in on the project in Baltimore.
The Ravens have always been a tough side to beat, and with Jackson they can be a really exciting team to watch in this clash with the Tennessee Titans.
He also has a box office wide receiver to throw to now in Odell Beckham Jr, as well as hoping to find Rashod Batemen secure his fitness as well as his potential after having his first two season in the NFL disrupted with injury.
Tennessee don’t have that superstar quarterback.
Ryan Tannehill looks set to lead the team again, with Will Levis, drafter in the second round of the draft, hoping to bide his time and take an opportunity if and when it arises.
Their key threat remains Derrick Henry. The giant and powerful running back has been with the team since being drafted in 2016.
Last year he posted 1,538 yards on 349 carries with 13 touchdowns.
This is the first time the Titans have been away from the States since 2018, Baltimore too have not played in an international match in the last four seasons.
It’s just a second appearance for both and a great way for fans to finally see them in person.