The Los Angeles Rams will cross the pond again next season. Head coach Sean McVay and the Rams will host the Cincinnati Bengals in one of the five international games in 2019. The game will have a little added flavor. Current Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor reportedly set to take over as the Bengals’ head coach.
This international game will likely mark the end of overseas trips for the Rams, at least for a few years. The Rams have hosted three international games since the 2012 season. A fourth game moved to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions in Mexico.
Both the Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers will move into the new stadium in Inglewood for 2020. The new stadium should erase any incentive for playing a home game overseas. It’s unlikely that the Rams will volunteer to head overseas while they settle in at Inglewood.
Other matchups announced by the NFL include the Carolina Panthers playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Chicago Bears facing the Oakland Raiders, and Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Houston Texans in London. The Los Angeles Chargers will be the home team against the Kansas City Chiefs at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.