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NFL announces all games in 2020 to be played in United States

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The NFL will not hold any games internationally this season. The 2020 schedule is expected to be released later this week.

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The NFL has announced that it will hold all games for the 2020 season in the United States due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. The NFL is expected to release is regular season schedule sometime this week, but it will not list any international games for this season.

“After considerable analysis, we believe the decision to play all our games domestically this season is the right one for our players, our clubs, and all our fans in the US, Mexico and UK,” said NFL Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer Christopher Halpin. “We greatly appreciate the support of our governmental and stadium partners in Mexico and the United Kingdom, who all agree with this decision, and we look forward to returning for games in both countries in the 2021 season.

“We also thank our incredible fans in those territories for their passionate support of the NFL. We will continue to serve them through our outstanding media partners and by being active supporters of both grassroots football and COVID-19 relief efforts in Mexico and the UK.”

This decision likely impacts the Denver Broncos schedule as they were likely leading contenders to play a road game against the Atlanta Falcons in Great Britain. We now know that road game will be played in Atlanta ... if there are games at all. Who knows at this point in time where things will be come September.

​This decision by the NFL will be well-received by most local fans, but the NFL has grown quite popular in Europe. I know of several European fan sites dedicated to covering the Broncos, so I hope Denver gets a chance to play overseas at some point in the future to give those fans a chance to see their favorite team in person without having to travel halfway across the world to do it.