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Redskins Could Potentially Play Two London Games In 2016

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Depending on final standings of the 2015 regular season, the Washington Redskins face the possibility of playing the Rams and the Bengals in London in 2016.*

One game in London is worth plenty of excitement, but the Washington Redskins face the possibility of playing two games in back-to-back weeks in the English capital in 2016.

As part of the NFL's International Series, the Redskins will be playing in London next year. Check out photos from the Redskins' previous games outside the United States.

The Redskins announced today that they will participate as the visiting team vs. the Cincinnati Bengals at London's Wembley Stadium Oct. 30 as part of the NFL's International Series.

But, depending on the final standings of the current 2015 season, the team could also face the St. Louis Rams at Twickenham Stadium a week earlier than their Bengals matchup.

The Rams and the NFC East team that finishes in the same place in their respective divisions are scheduled to face one another on Oct. 23, 2016.

If the Rams and Redskins finish in identical places in the NFC West and NFC East, respectively, then the Redskins would become the first team in NFL history to play consecutive games overseas.

One important factor to note: no matter if the Redskins play one or two games in London next season, both will be considered road games for Washington, preserving its eight-game regular season home slate in 2016.

The Redskins will be making their regular season European debut in 2016 and will be playing in only their second regular season game outside the United States in their history, which spans more than eight decades.

The only other Redskins game outside of the U.S. came Oct. 30, 2011, when Washington faced the Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Bills won the game, 23-0.

Next year's game against the Bengals won't be the Redskins' first at in London, however, as they played a preseason contest against the San Francisco 49ers at the old Wembley Stadium in 1992.

Washington also played the 49ers in a preseason game at the Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan, in 2002.

Those Redskins fans interested in London 2016 updates, travel packages and more – specifics of which will be provided at a later date – are encouraged to visit Redskins.com/London.

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