Chargers to play in London this season (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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Mike Sullivan / North County Times

The NFL is expected to announce sometime this week that the Chargers will play the New Orleans Saints in London during the 2008 regular season.

According to, the game would be played on Oct. 26 and the two teams would have a bye the following week.

Team president Dean Spanos said the chance to play overseas would be a welcome opportunity for the franchise.

"First, it shows that the Chargers clearly have become one of the NFL's marquee franchises; a team with a strong following that the league is proud of," Spanos said on the team Web site. "Second, it would be good exposure for our organization, for the players and for the city of San Diego. Full Story – Times

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