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NFL making good gains in the UK

With the Patriots-Rams game Sunday sold out, and more London games in the works, the league never has been more popular

LONDON — Chris Parsons’s passion for football — American football, that is — began when he was 10 years old, watching a weekly NFL highlights show.

Parsons loved it, his friends in Manchester loved it, and it wasn’t long before the boy found himself searching for the Armed Forces radio signal so he could hear the broadcasts of games.

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