2015 NFL International Series Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The NFL has announced the 2015 International Series games that will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.

The Miami Dolphins will host the New York Jets on Sunday, Oct. 4 (Week 4), the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Oct. 25 (Week 7), and the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Nov. 1 (Week 8).

Kickoff times and television coverage for the 2015 International Series will be announced at a later date.

Buffalo, Kansas City, and the New York Jets will each be making their first appearance in London. Jacksonville will be playing their third game in London. The Jaguars, who face Dallas in London this Sunday, also return to Wembley in 2016.

Detroit will be playing their second game in London after defeating Atlanta 22-21 earlier this season. Miami will be making their third appearance following games in 2007 and 2014.

“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. “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.”

Due to an increase in popularity of the International Series, the NFL added a third game last season.

Earlier this season in London in front of over 83,000 fans, Miami beat Oakland 38-14 and Detroit rallied to defeat Atlanta 22-21. Jacksonville hosts Dallas this Sunday at 1pm ET on FOX.

The International Series began back in 2005 when San Francisco met Arizona at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico. In 2007, the game was moved to London’s Wembley Stadium and the NFL has agreed to play there through 2016.

2015 NFL schedules

Comments (9)

I cannot envision any benefit to the NFL playing in London. It is unfair to the teams and the American fans. London has their soccer, and we have our football. They are unrelated and does not benefit either country’s sport to play in each other’s country.

At James : That has to be the most idiotic response I’ve ever seen. How old are you? My guess would be 9 or 10. The Nfl international series needs to stop after 2016. Why should teams have to forfeit a home game? I’m sure Chiefs fans are real happy about that.

plenty of other venues to try….why three at Wembley? Amsterdam Arena and two Dublin stadiums are options–Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, etc.

Loads of Americans live and work in London….plus we speak the same language …( almost) :) plus its not much further to fly than say Patriots V Oakland.

Mark my words…this is a lead-in to a Pro Football Team being created in Europe, most likely the UK.

This is a long term strategy for the NFL to become the WFL (World Football League)…

Not a doubt in my mind the NFL wants the stature of the World Cup.