Minnesota Vikings to host Pittsburgh Steelers in London next year

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen celebrates his

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen celebrates his Vikings record in sacks with defensive tackle Kevin Williams and defensive back Eric Frampton after sacking Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown in the second half of a game in Minneapolis. (Jan. 1, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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CHICAGO -- The NFL is doubling down on London.

The league announced Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings will host the Pittsburgh Steelers at London's Wembley Stadium on Sept. 29, 2013.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley on Oct. 27, 2013. This is the first time the NFL will play two regular-season games in London in the same season.

The Vikings previously played a preseason game in London in 1983. The Steelers have never played in London, but did play an exhibition game in Dublin. They have played seven international exhibition games, the last against the Buffalo Bills in Toronto four years ago.

St. Louis hosts New England on Oct. 28 in this year's game at Wembley.

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