The Chicago Bears will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London during the 2011 season, according to sources familiar with the situation.
By playing again in London, the Buccaneers get the chance to market themselves to NFL fans and to an international stage, which might help them at home in the long term, Pat Yasinskas writes. Blog
The NFL regular-season schedule will be released next week with dates and times.
Chicago last played in London on Aug. 3, 1986, when the Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys 17-6. It was the season after the Bears won Super Bowl XX.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 24-16 in London last season.
All games are contingent on a resolution of the NFL's current labor woes.
"The Carmen, Jurko & Harry Show" on ESPN 1000 first reported the news, which was confirmed by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.