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The London Chargers? In the AFC East? It could happen

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In this brave new world, I'd move the Bills to the AFC North.  The geographic location of Buffalo in regards to Cleveland and Pittsburg could create a fantastic regional rivalry.

 

If the NFL is going to screw around with a permanent team in England, then why not try new things?

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8 hours ago, Virgil said:

Would the Pats leave the division?  If so, sign me up.   It’s only a 6 hour flight.  They can suck it up.  

 
we’d be the least coastal team. Might be us.

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4 minutes ago, Cripple Creek said:

How does Shocker Khan feel about this?

 

The Chargers get 8 games Jax gets 8 games.  

 

When in the states these teams share the Jax stadium

 

the London team will have to have a schedule of 4 Home, 4 Away rinse repeat. 

weekly back and forth won't cut it 

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1 hour ago, SoTier said:

 

 

Agreed.  LA couldn't support 2 teams the first time around, so I'm not sure why the NFL suits thought it would work again except that stadium boosters/developers sold owners a bill of goods.  I don't think that the cities you mentioned are viable options because they aren't big enough metros, population wise, to support an NFL franchise in this era.  I think that San Diego and St Louis are both viable, and probably Oakland as well.  Those cities didn't lose their franchises because the fans didn't support their teams but because the owners couldn't strong arm the local governments into building them new stadiums.

Agree with this except Portland is probably large enough (25th largest Metro area in the US)

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1 hour ago, dave mcbride said:

What rivalries?

I never knew the First Galactic Empire vs. the Rebel Alliance was a ‘rivalry’.  😁

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The NFL needs to sit the owners of the Jags, Titans and Chargers and figure something out or buy out two of these franchises and dissolve them.  I think a big assumption on the part of the NFL and its owners is that greener pastures remain for the NFL. What if there aren't any?  

 

I don't think the NFL is willing to subsidize a full time NFL franchise in London. Any owner who jumps into the deep end of that unknown will want financial subsidies and guarantees that will equal or exceed just buying out the franchise and dissolving it.  

 

Mexico and Mexico City have a very unsettled security situation.  St. Louis has failed twice with NFL franchises.  

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1 hour ago, PromoTheRobot said:

Anyone ask Shad Khan what he thinks of this brilliant idea?

Make the teams visiting London have a ‘bye’ week immediately after; send them back to the States on a chartered ocean liner.  (on Khan’s dime.). NFL can run those cruises like they do with celebrities.  🙄

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“Look, George, we’re at Jermaine Whitehead’s table!  Ask him how he had such a bad game!”

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They need to give up on this old rivalries thing anyways with the division realignment. 

 

The Bills should be in a division with Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and 

 

AFC East

Patriots, Jets, Chargers, Giants

 

AFC North 

Bills, Steelers, Browns, Bengals

 

AFCSouth

Dolphins, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Falcons

 

AFC West

Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Texans

 

NFC East

Eagles, Redskins, Ravens, Panthers

 

NFC North

Packers, Bears, Lions, Vikings

 

NFC South

Titans, Saints, Colts, Cowboys

 

NFC West

Cardinals, Rams, 49ers, Seahawks

 

 

The Colts are really the only team misaligned but they have no spot in the NFC or AFC North

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9 hours ago, Warcodered said:

It would suck to be the division stuck with the London team.

Yeah, who would want an excuse to take a trip to London every fall?

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9 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

2 teams in LA is just not going to work. Their stadium was like 99 percent packers fans yesterday. They have no fan base! I don’t want London in the afc east though 

The NFL cares about one thing- large TV markets equating to increased revenue. I can’t stand the idea of a team going to London or Mexico. The logistics alone are brutal then a million other factors that have to be considered. Is is really sad imo.

49 minutes ago, SlimShady'sGhost said:

Buffalo belongs in the east not the Rust belt North / Central / Mid West .  

Geographically speaking we are in closer proximity for the AFC North- directly above Pittsburgh and due northeast of Cleveland. Baltimore belongs in the East and Miami belongs in the south- geographically of course 🤷‍♂️

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6 hours ago, Doc Brown said:

Can't Portland, Salt Lake City, Columbus or Omaha get a team?  Putting two franchises in LA is one of the dumbest ideas in the long list of dumb ideas.

Dumber than Toronto!

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5 hours ago, Dan Darragh said:

Move them to the AFC East then move the Bills to the AFC North with natural rivals Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Cincinnati can move to the west where they'd play against KC.

I’d leave Cincinnati in the North. Move Miami to the South, Baltimore to the East, and Texans to the west. 

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6 hours ago, GunnerBill said:

 

Kicking the Pats out for the Texans right now as Brady hits the end and Watson enters his prime strikes me as bad for the Bills. 

 

 

The Bills would never play in the Texans' division. I'm just imagining what it'd have been like to play in the AFC South the last half decade versus the division with Brady in it. Imagining a division where the biggest threat was the Houston team of the last few years - including a team that Peterman and the 90 mil dead cap Bills almost beat. 

 

I'm dreaming of a Great Lakes region type division - Buffalo, Pittsburgh/Cincy, Cleveland, Detroit


We'd have 10 home playoff games in the next 10 seasons

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12 minutes ago, Marv's Neighbor said:

Dumber than Toronto!

Yep! Omaha tiny, Columbus nestled between Cinci and Cleveland - Portland is Seahawks territory. 

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As a long time NFL fan from the south border, I will be so angry if London gets a team before Mexico. We have far more fans and I guarantee know for sure all games would be sold out if they alocate a team anywhere in Mexico. 

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13 minutes ago, SoCal Deek said:

What happens if a player’s passport is revoked? Or what if they don’t have one? 

Or if they have had a felony charge? What it a lot of players do not want to live abroad? Maybe Phillip Rivers doesn’t dig fish n chips 🤷‍♂️

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8 hours ago, arcane said:

Kick the Pats out.

Man. Imagine being in one of those divisions where 10 and 11 wins can get you the win every time, and no team is any more scary than the Texans. We've missed out on so many good moments, fun rides, just because of the freaking division we're in. Particularly since ~2014. It's not ***** fair.


Have to look ahead, not backward. Bellichek is getting up there in age, Brady is about to retire. They’re going into the gutter. The AFCE is where you want to be with Miami, NE, and NYJ.

 

Keep the Pats before you get the Eagles with Wentz, NYG with Jones, the Browns with a real head coach, etc.

 

It’ll be fun to knock around the Brady-less Pats for a decade.

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IMHO i wish the entire london/mexico thing would just go away !! This is an american game let's leave it that way 🙏 !!

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After reading about the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which was built with the NFL in mind, looks like its a not if, but when will the NFL have a team in London.

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