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Jaguars Could Play 2013 Home Game In London

Since his purchase of the Jaguars, new owner Shahid Khan has been outspoken about spreading the team's brand worldwide and boosting the team's popularity. Among the ideas he was interested in was the possibility of the Jaguars playing a game overseas. An idea that the Jaguars are still interested in as Mark Lamping, president of non-football operations, told Vito Stellino.

We've expressed an interest to the NFL in hopefully being one of those teams," Lamping said. "We think it will increase the profile of the franchise, and Jacksonville can use it to market the city. What's good for Jacksonville is good for the Jaguars.

But with the Rams set to host each of the next two London games in NFL's International Series, the opportunity for the Jaguars seemed slim. That is, until Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that another game could be played there. Per Stellino:

On a promotional tour in London this week for his team's Oct. 28 game there against the St. Louis Rams, Kraft said, "It is the intention of the NFL owners to get two games here, starting next year."

If that is the case, Stellino says the "odds seem to be good" that the Jaguars would be the team to fill the home team slot.

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