The NFL have today announced which teams will be heading to London in 2015 to take part in the ever-growing NFL International Series.
Confirmation came at around 10 AM E.T that the following games will make up the series:
- New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins - October 4, 2015
- Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars - October 25, 2015
- Detroit Lions @ Kansas City Chiefs - November 1, 2015
Jets @ Dolphins
The New York Jets will take on the Miami Dolphins, with the latter franchise designated as the home team for the Wembley encounter.
The AFC East contest is, every year, one of the most eagerly anticipated amongst the two sets of fans when the schedule is released and as such it will be interesting to see how Miami fans in particular react to losing a true home game for such a crucial fixture in 2015.
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The match up is the first divisional game ever to be played outside the US and it is fair to say there has been some early skepticism.
While it will be a first for the Jets, the Dolphins are well versed in the London experience having played two games at Wembley stadium since the series began - including hosting the first ever match up in 2007.
Bills @ Jaguars
The Buffalo Bills meanwhile will be making their London debut against the UK's regular visitors the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jags will be giving up a home game for the third year running as part a previously arranged their deal with the NFL which saw the franchise agree to give up an EverBank Field through to 2016.
Jacksonville will be hoping to get their first win on English soil earlier than 2015 however, with the struggling franchise hosting the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of the 2014 International Series this weekend.
Detroit Lions @ Kansas City Chiefs
As with the Jaguars and the Dolphins, the Detroit Lions will be making the trip across the Atlantic two years in a row with an enticing contest against the Kansas City Chiefs lined up for November 1, 2015.
Matthew Stafford and co came away with a nail-biting win in their recent Wembley contest against the Atlanta Falcons - winning by a last-second field goal. And their 2015 game against the Chiefs promises to be just as exciting with UK fans having the opportunity to see one of the game's premier running backs in Jamaal Charles going up against the Lions defense.
2014 International Series
Before fans can start thinking about booking travel and tickets for the 2015 match ups there is still one game remaining in the 2014 NFL International Series with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday.
With the Cowboys looking to bounce back from a recent blip - they have lost their last two games - the Jaguars can expect a stern test in front of what is slowly becoming their adopted home stadium.
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