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With Ravens game, NFL sees opportunity in London, land of the other football

With Ravens game, NFL sees opportunity in London, land of the other football

The trends facing the NFL could be worrisome: TV ratings dipped last season, pundits are complaining about low scoring this year and youth participation is declining amid concerns about the sport’s potential for injury.

But even as its home-field advantage grows tenuous, the league is gaining a foothold in the land of the other football (aka soccer) — the United Kingdom.

The U.K. — and overseas markets in general — represent a Red Zone opportunity for the NFL: a legitimate chance for a score.

As the Ravens prepare to play a game Sunday in London for the first time, a league executive touted the growing number of American football fans in Britain and...

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