The Buffalo Bills head to London, England for a matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars at 9:30 a.m. EST on Sunday morning at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium — a venue that could serve as a preview for the Bills new stadium, opening in 2026.
While the Bills are listed as the home team, the Jaguars have played 12 games in London, including a 27–3 win over the Falcons last Sunday and a 34–31 victory against the Bills in week seven of the 2015 NFL season — the only other time the Bills have played overseas.
The Bills might be the hottest team in the NFL after three straight victories by a margin of 28 or more points, but it shouldn't be easy pickings against the Jaguars in week five and here's why:
The Buffalo Bills won’t be as adjusted to the time change
An age-old question: Sleep on the plane or nap when you arrive?
According to Bills superstar quarterback Josh Allen, the team is planning to sleep on the plane as part of making sure they'll be well-rested come Sunday.
For the Jaguars, this question was answered last week when they traveled to London to match up against the Falcons. To their advantage, the Jaguars are more than accustomed to the time change after having spent this week practicing in London before the Bills arrive.
This may seem unimportant, but the Bills game-week schedule being flipped on its head could certainly play a factor in the outcome of this game. Meanwhile, the Jaguars will have had all week to focus solely on game planning for the Bills, albeit in a change of scenery.