The NFL is in high demand in London. More than ever before, fans in the United Kingdom are asking for more football (instead of futbol), and the league is delivering in massive amounts. This fall, a record three regular season games will be played at historic Wembley Stadium bringing forth traveling opportunities for both the teams playing and their fans, and raising talk of a possible franchise calling London home.
Take a look at the schedule for the 2014 NFL International Games:
So as the NFL International Series continues to grow and fans in the UK keep asking for more, we decided to take a look at some of the most memorable moments in the NFL International Series. What were some of the biggest game highlights? What about the big blow-outs? Any records set?
So without further ado, check out our top three moments in the NFL International Series!
1. San Francisco 49ers vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 2013
Just last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars were dominated by the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers had been on a come-back from a slow start to the season, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick carried San Fran to a 6-2 record in London.
Throwing for 164 yards and one touchdown and running for 54 yards and two touchdowns, Kaepernick was untouchable and the 49ers defeated the Jaguars 42-10. Frank Gore also ran for two scores.
San Francisco’s international win continued the Jaguars losing streak making their record 0-8.
2. Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants, 2007
Although this game was low scoring with the Giants defeating the Dolphins 13-10, it was the elements that made this such a great game to watch. The London skies opened at Wembley Stadium, just as they’re known to do, and the rain just wouldn’t let up.
The weather made it impossible to get any plays airborne, which left some sloppy, muddy football. Both teams were able to execute some decent running plays even with the turnovers present, but finally, with many struggles, the Giants were able to prevail over the Dolphins.
It might not have been the prettiest football game London has ever seen, but it was certainly entertaining.
3. San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos, 2010
This NFL International Game makes our list because of the late explosion delivered by Denver. The game was pretty slow despite the 49ers lead late in the game. San Francisco’s backup QB, Troy Smith, delivered late in the game to increase the Broncos deficit and eventually bury Denver’s chances at a comeback.
Smith completed a 28-yard touchdown to Michael Crabtree with 7:23 left to bring the 49ers to a 17-10 lead, and Frank Gore contributed another score running in from the Broncos 3.
The late drive brought San Francisco to a 24-16 victory over Denver.
Get Yourself to London!
With Official Ticket Packages direct from NFL On Location, you can attend the 2014 NFL International Series in London will unparalleled access! Packages grant you a ticket to the game with fantastic views of the field and access to an exclusive hospitality area open three hours pregame, and depending on the level of hospitality you select, during halftime and one hour postgame as well. Inside hospitality, you’ll be invited to enjoy complimentary gourmet fare and beer, wine and soft drink selections.
In addition, fans will receive provided-for luxurious accommodations in London, and transportation to and from all official NFL events. Official NFL gift bags brimming with official products and merchandise are also included.
NFL On Location staff are in London with you throughout the weekend should you have any questions or concerns arise, and NFL On Location Signature Services are available to assist you throughout the trip and ensure you get all the autographs you’re seeking.
Not to mention, if you select the top-tiered package, you’ll receive an invite to the Official NFL Friday Night Kickoff Cruise! Hop aboard the ship and cruise along the River Thames with your favorite NFL players and cheerleaders. Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink selections are available as well as a featured appetizer menu.
Take a look at the Official Ticket Package options available to find the perfect fit for you and your group:
So what are you waiting for? The NFL and London are calling your name! Who knows what kind of out-of-this-world moments will take place at the International Series this year, but you don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch them happen LIVE!
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