The Buffalo Bills almost certainly will get a regular-season game approved for Toronto and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head a list of four teams under consideration to play in the NFL's 2008 game in the United Kingdom, a league source said Sunday.
Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. had petitioned the league to play one home game in Toronto to strengthen its Canadian fan base and the league source said owners are expected to approve the request. The opponent in that game is unknown.
Meanwhile, the source identified the Buccaneers,
Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks as the leading candidates for the international series game to be played in the United Kingdom, probably in October.
The site of the game is undecided as the league is looking at two or three large stadium venues, as well as London's Wembley Stadium, site of the 2007 season's game between the Giants and Dolphins.
Chris Mortensen covers the NFL for ESPN.