London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets
will play one of their two regular-season games next season in London as part
of the NFL’s international series.
The league will once again stage three games at Wembley Stadium in 2015 and
the Jets-Dolphins matchup will be the first division rivalry played in England
since the international series began in 2007. The Dolphins will be the home
team for the Week 4 contest on Oct. 4.
It will be Miami’s third regular-season game in London. The Dolphins played
the first game at Wembley Stadium in 2007, falling to the New York Giants, and
also beat Oakland earlier this season. The Jets will make their first trip to
The second game next season will feature the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo
Bills in Week 7 on Oct. 25. Jacksonville will again be the home team as part
of its four-year agreement through 2016 to play one game in London. The
Jaguars lost to San Francisco last season and are taking on the Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo is no stranger to international games, playing a home game in Toronto
the past few years. However, next year’s visit to the United Kingdom will be
the first for the Bills.
London will then host another game in Week 8 on Nov. 1 when the Kansas City
Chiefs host the Detroit Lions. It will mark the first time games will be
played on back-to-back Sundays in the English capital. The Chiefs have yet to
travel across the pond for a regular-season game, while the Lions beat the
Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago at Wembley Stadium.
“We are very appreciative of the outstanding support from our fans in the UK,
not only for the games at Wembley, but for all of the related NFL events we
have hosted throughout the city,” said NFL executive vice president of
international Mark Waller in a statement Thursday. “We believe we have a great
2015 schedule that will continue to attract new fans to our sport and
strengthen the bonds with our existing fans. To provide UK fans the
opportunity to see games on consecutive weekends, to see new teams, and to
attend a division game, which feature some of the most passionate rivalries in
our sport, are signs of the growth and depth of our UK fan base.”
With Buffalo, Kansas City and the Jets set to make the trip next season, a
total of 20 different teams will play in London since the inception of the