Raiders to 'host' Dolphins in London next season

Raiders to 'host' Dolphins in London next season
October 24, 2013, 7:30 am
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London will feature Dolphins vs. Raiders, Cowboys vs. Jaguars and Lions vs. Falcons matchups next season. (AP)

The Raiders will play the Miami Dolphins in London next season. The NFL announced the matchup on Thursday morning.

The league said the Raiders would play one of their home dates across the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month, but didn't assign an opponent at the time. The exact date of the Raiders' London game at Wembley Stadium has not been determined. 

The Raiders and Dolphins will play one of three games in London next season. The Jacksonville Jaguars will "host" the Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons will be the home team against the Detroit Lions. 

The Raiders will have to negotiate a clause into any new lease with the Oakland Coliseum that allows the team to play a home game away from the aging facility. That isn't expected to be a problem, although language in the current lease, which expires this year, states that every home game must be played at Oakland Coliseum.