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It could according to Nine News Queensland, which reports that officials from the Australian state of Queensland have talked to NFL officials about bringing a game to town.
Queensland’s tourism minister, Kate Jones, said that she met with NFL executives and said, “What better way to get Americans here than an NFL game?”
Realistically Jonathan Cooper Jersey , however, there’s almost no chance of it happening. Last year the league said the travel distance and time zones would make it incredibly challenging to put a game in Australia, and even a preseason game would be unlikely.
Australian fans have shown interest in American football, and college football games have been played in Australia the last two years. But an NFL game in Australia is a long, long way away.
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This year, the top priority for Allen is staying healthy.
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Allen played just 159 snaps on defense and 26 snaps on special teams last year, so it would be a major disappointment if he doesn’t get more work on the field in 2018.