Jaguars WR Allen Robinson: London feels like a 'home away from home'

LONDON - Traveling out of the country can be a daunting task, especially when you're expected to compete just days after arriving in another continent.

However, Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson has grown accustomed to those types of work trips over the last three years. Robinson is set to play in his third international series game on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Despite adjusting to international travel for games, Robinson is not familiar with globetrotting under other circumstances.

"I don't travel out of the country much," Robinson said. "The only three times I've been out of the country have been coming to London. I think it's a pretty unique experience, being able to come out here and play at Wembley. We see our fan base increasing every year."

That growing fan base has led to more comfortable visits for Robinson and his teammates in the United Kingdom. While he hasn't been able to interact with London fans regularly, those that he has met have been polite and even generous.

"For the last two years, the trip has been pretty brief, but my first year, we were walking around - me, Allen Hurns and a couple of other receivers - and we were just trying to find our way to go, we really didn't know where to go," Robinson said.

"We saw this guy who is a big Jags fan and he came up to us - he knew who we were right away - he knew where we were going. A guy got hit the day before and he asked if he was okay. He then showed us where we were going."

Entering the matchup against the Colts at 0-3, Robinson knows how important this game has become for the Jaguars. He gets a rush out of division games and hopes to fly home with a win.

"You want each and every one badly, but this being a division opponent, I think for me especially, it's something that's especially fun," Robinson said.

"You know their tendencies, you know their players and who you're going against, so I think these divisional games are especially fun."

After taking three trips to London, it's starting to feel comfortable for Robinson. Being at ease should put Robinson and his teammates in the right place to perform.

"For us, seeing our logo on the field and all the Jags stuff in the stadium, it really feels like a home away from home for us," Robinson said.

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