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Thursday
Sep252014

Raiders 'Host' Dolphins at Wembley Stadium

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Oakland Raiders will "host" the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. 

Oakland was designated the "home" team for their game and both teams are looking forward to the opportunity of showcasing the NFL to new fans.

Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr wants to get his first win of the season anyway possible.

"I'll throw five touchdowns or five picks," Carr said Wednesday.  "I could care less, I just want to win, that's all this game is about, that's all that matters in the NFL."

"It's a good football team," Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said of Miami. "They like to pressure the quarterback; we've got to understand what they're trying to do.  We've got to take care of the front-four; we've got to be able to make some plays down the field when we get some opportunities."

The Raiders are coming off a 16-9 loss last week against New England.


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Saturday
Oct272012

NFL Preview: Patriots At Rams in London

Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The New England Patriots (4-3) will take on the St. Louis Rams (3-4) on Sunday in London at Wembley Stadium.

The Patriots are coming off a week seven 29-26 overtime victory against the Jets and sit atop the AFC East.  The Rams fell to the Packers 30-20 and sit in last in the NFC West.

"It's going to be a great experience for a lot of our young players," Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said. "It's an opportunity for us to spread the word that the Rams are back."

The Rams have struggled to score points in 2012, ranking 26th in the NFL with 18.6 per game while averaging 315.1 yards of offense, but players are still happy to be in London as the "home" team.

"I'm really excited to be able to play the game," Rams defensive end Chris Long said.  "Everybody we meet is so nice and supportive of the NFL, it's just great."

The Patriots understand the tough task at hand, despite the Rams recent struggles.

"They're going to make us earn it," said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.  "This a good team that presents a lot of tough challenges."

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Wednesday
Oct172012

Two NFL Regular-Season Games to Be Played in London in 2013

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The NFL announced Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings will "host" the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium in London in 2013, making it the first time ever the NFL will play two regular-season games in London in the same season.

The Vikings and Steelers will play on Sept. 29, 2013 and the Jacksonville Jaguars will "host" the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley on Oct. 27.

"Since we started playing regular-season games in London five years ago, we have heard very clearly from our UK fans — they want more football," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "We are excited to play two games in London and take this next step in the growth of our game. We believe that more football will lead to more fans."

London has hosted one NFL regular-season game a year since 2007. The St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots will play this years' game in London on Oct. 28.

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Thursday
Oct112012

Jaguars to Host 49ers at Wembley Stadium in 2013

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Oct. 27, 2013 in the first of four home games for the Jaguars in London through 2016 at Wembley Stadium.

The Jaguars committed early in the year to play one regular season game through 2016 and team owner Shad Khan is excited for the first one next year.

“Everyone associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars is very much looking forward to our four home games in London through 2016, and we’re particularly thrilled and honored that our first opponent will be the San Francisco 49ers,” Khan said. “This is a unique and important opportunity for the Jaguars franchise, as well as for our fans and community."

"To share this stage in our first year at Wembley with a rising power like the 49ers will bring additional attention and respect to what we’re trying to achieve as a franchise.  We can’t wait to see our global vision for the Jaguars become reality next season," he continued.

The inaugural game was back on Oct. 28, 2007 when the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins, 13-10 in front of a paid crowd of 81,176. 

“By committing to play a regular-season home game in London in each of the next four years, the Jaguars will play a major role in helping grow our sport in the U.K. and beyond,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  “We think Jaguars-49ers is a match-up our fans will really enjoy and a great way to start a new era in the international development of our game.”

This year’s game will feature the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams.

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Tuesday
Aug212012

Jacksonville Jaguars To Play 1 Game Per Year In London

NFL Shield (NFL)(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars along with the National Football League announced on Tuesday that the club will be playing one of their home games for four straight years at Wembley Stadium in London, beginning in 2013.

 “This is a priceless opportunity to share the business, tourism and lifestyle story of Jacksonville with international audiences, and I know it will give the Jaguars a unique and powerful identity within the league and beyond,” Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement.

The NFL has played one regular season game in London since 2007. The New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams are slated to play in this year’s contest.

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Friday
Jan202012

Rams Playing In London for Next 3 Years

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The St. Louis Rams agreed on Friday to play a regular-season NFL game in London in each of the next three seasons.

The Rams and New England Patriots meet at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28, about two months after the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. Follwing that will be two more in Wembley against undetermined opponents in 2013 and 2014.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke is also the majority shareholder in the English soccer club Arsenal.  Arsenal will be giving up their home games over the next three seasons when the Rams are in town.

"This year is a very competitive year for sport in the UK, especially with the Olympics in London," NFLUK managing director Alistair Kirkwood said. "Also, with the Rams having made an unprecedented commitment to playing in the UK for the next three years, we wanted to focus on them as our 'home' team without another game taking place."

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Friday
Oct212011

Buccaneers Host Bears in London (TEST TEST TEST)

(LONDON) -- The (4-2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be making their second appearance in the NFL International Series game in London on Sunday.  They'll be the home team hosting the (3-3) Chicago Bears. 

The last time the Buccaneers made the trip to London was in 2009 against the New England Patriots, they enjoyed the trip but not the 35-7 loss at Wembley Stadium.  Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said, "We're road warriors, you go on the road and you have to go play.  We're out in London and enjoying the people, the town, and everything that is going to happen."

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted he didn't really know anything about the London culture, "I'm so not cultured when it comes to that stuff.  I'm going to have fun in my room I guess watching TV."

Kickoff is set for 1 PM Eastern Time.







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