Commanders

Commanders not chosen for NFL's 2022 international slate

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NFL international series

The Commanders won't be leaving the United States for any of their regular-season games in 2022.

On Monday, the NFL announced the five teams that will host international games next season. Green Bay, New Orleans and Jacksonville will each host a game in London. Tampa Bay will play host for the league's lone game in Germany. Arizona was chosen for the single game in Mexico City.

All five of these teams will be considered the "home" squad in each of these matchups. Although each club's opponent for these games has yet to be named, Washington can effectively be ruled out since the Commanders are not scheduled to face any of the chosen teams on the road in 2022.

The Commanders have not played a game abroad since 2016, when Washington tied with the Bengals, 27-27, at Wembley Stadium in London. 

It's worth noting that four of the five teams chosen to host international games are from the NFC, as every NFC team has an extra home game in 2022 as part of the 17-game schedule. Green Bay, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and Arizona will still each have eight games at their respective home stadiums next season.

By not being chosen for the international slate, the Commanders will have nine home regular season games at FedEx Field in 2022 for the first time ever.