Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Made its NFL Debut on Sunday.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosted its first NFL match of the season with the Oakland Raiders and The Chicago Bears playing against each other in this showpiece. The Raiders were the ones who reigned victorious in what turned out to be a 24-21 thriller. This reaching the playoffs as winning the AFC West division seems to be in doubt as the current leaders of the division the Kansas City Chiefs are considered one of the favourites to win the Super Bowl. Raiders Linebacker Tahir Whitehead says” Its huge obviously to stack the wins in this league is hard” and Quarterback Derek Carr said “We knew it would be a dogfight” describing the challenge he would face over coming the defence of the Bears.
As for the Bears it has proven that despite the quality they hold in their defensive line their offence has a lot of cracks and their current crop of quarter backs have proven time and time again to be their Achilles heel.
The Raiders came in to this game to gain momentum and seek back to back wins for the first time this season after beating the Indianapolis Colts in week 4. And the Bears were keen on proving there solid Defence was good enough to beat the Raiders despite not having a superstar quarterback.
This is the first time Tottenham Hotspur have hosted an NFL game and it won’t be the last with the Carolina Panthers playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the 13th of October. Then two weeks later, Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams at Wembley Stadium and a week later, the Jacksonville Jaguars play against the Houston Texans. which totals up to 28 games played in London since the first one in 2007, when the New York Giants played the Miami Dolphins which the giants won and gone on to win the super bowl that year.