The NFL’s 2015 London schedule includes a handful of international firsts, including the first-ever division game played in the United Kingdom. Games will also be played on consecutive Sundays in London for the first time (week 7 and 8).
The three-game slate of international games begins this weekend as the Miami Dolphins host their division rival New York Jets at London’s Wembley Stadium at 9:30 am ET.
“We are honored to represent New York, New Jersey and the National Football League in London, and for the opportunity to showcase this organization on a global stage,” said Jets Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson. “Playing in Wembley Stadium gives us a chance to welcome ever more fans, all over the UK, to Jets Nation.”
The second London game will feature another first. When the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Buffalo Bills on October 25, the NFL and Yahoo! will deliver the first-ever live stream of an NFL game to a global audience across devices for free.
The 2015 International Series will conclude in Week 8 when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Detroit Lions on November 1.
“London has done not only everything that we expected, but more than we expected,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “They’re responding to the game better than we ever dreamed, with more enthusiasm and more passion.”