New England Patriots

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons will have to get their second chance at Super Bowl revenge against the Patriots on their own field.

As announced on the NFL U.K. Twitter page Wednesday morning, the Patriots have narrowly avoided having to travel to London to face the Falcons as part of their 2021 schedule. Instead, the New York Jets will head across the pond to play against Atlanta on Oct. 10, which is Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season.

In addition, the Miami Dolphins are the second AFC East team to be booked for a London trip. They’ll take on the Carolina Panthers the following week on Oct. 17.

Both games will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London, which lists its capacity at 62,850. They’re also both set for 2:30 p.m. U.K. time, meaning 9:30 a.m. ET in the United States.

The Patriots and CBS already announced that they’ll kick off the 2021 regular season at home against the Dolphins, at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. They’re also slated to host the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4. The NFL will announce the full 2021 schedule for all 32 teams Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET.

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