Khalil Mack's Bears will clash with Jon Gruden's Oakland Raiders in London in 2019, marking Chicago's first regular-season trip across the pond in eight seasons and Oakland's second consecutive year playing in the United Kingdom.
The dates, kickoff times and venues for the NFL's 2019 international series haven't been announced, but the Bears will officially be the visitors, so it doesn't affect their Soldier Field schedule. The game will be held either at Wembley Stadium or Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium.
Chicago hasn't returned to London since defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18 on Oct. 23, 2011 at Wembley Stadium.
Here's the complete 2019 NFL international series slate:
· Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Chargers (Mexico)
· Carolina Panthers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
· Cincinnati Bengals-Los Angeles Rams
· Houston Texans-Jacksonville Jaguars
The Bears are one of three first-place clubs, along with the Texans and Rams, to draw an overseas trip. It'll mark the first reunion for Mack, the Bears' first-team All-Pro outside linebacker acquired via trade from Oakland in September, against his former team.