It's time, folks! Week 4 of the 2014 NFL season is upon us and the league is heading overseas for the first international game of the year! With a record three games at Wembley Stadium on the schedule this year, the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins are prepared to kick-off the 2014 NFL International Series!
As if you aren't already pumped for this London match-up, let's take a look at what each team is bringing to the table to build up the hype even more!
What the Raiders Bring to the Table
The Raiders are entering Wembley without a win yet this season, already having faced the New York Jets, the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots. In other words, the strength of their schedule so far has been high.
When it comes to meeting the Dolphins, Oakland leads the series, 16-15-1. The Raiders are looking to capitalize in their match against Miami and bring their first win of the 2014 NFL season back to Oakland with them.
The Raiders have some rookies that are ready to shine, and this game against the Dolphins might just be their time to breakout!
What the Dolphins Bring to the Table
Miami started the 2014 NFL season with a win against the New England Patriots, but lost momentum in Weeks 2-3 with losses to the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Dolphins are heading to London to meet the Raiders having won their most recent meeting at Sun Life Stadium 35-13. In fact, in the last 16 games played between the two teams, Miami has won 13 of them and despite the Raiders being hungry for a win, and the Dolphins are going to work to continue this streak.
The team's offensive line is basically all new and this week is going to show whether they can progress past the kinks.
Fast Fact: The Raiders Offensive Line Coach/Assistant Head Coach, Tony Sparano, served as the Head Coach of the Dolphins from 2008-2011. Do you think this will add tension between the teams in London? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Once in London
If you already have your tickets, congrats! You're ahead of the game, my friends, and it's time for you to plan your London activities! Take a look at the following articles that can help guide your time in this historical and cultural capital of the world; this way you can make the most of your time there!
YOU Can Still Get Access to the Game!
The Raiders vs Dolphins game might be close, but you can still get VIP access in London - you just have to act fast! Official Ticket Packages to the NFL International Series come direct from the NFL On Location and QuintEvents so you'll receive 100 percent ticket validity!
Packages include access to an exclusive hospitality party area where you'll receive complimentary gourmet fare and open beer, wine and soft drink selections. There will also be a variety of interactive entertainment elements available, fun for the whole family. This VIP area will be open to you three hours pregame, and depending on the package, also during halftime and one hour postgame.
You could even get access to the NFL Friday Night Kickoff Cruise where you could meet NFL players and cheerleaders!
Luxurious accommodations and transportation to and from all official NFL events are also included with Official Ticket Packages so you don't have to worry about any additional trip planning. It's all packaged together at one flat rate!
Now it's time to take action! The game is this Sunday and you're running out of time! Get more information on how you can get yourself to London for the Raiders vs Dolphins International Game by calling 1-866-834-8663 to speak to an NFL On Location representative or visit QuintEvents website.
Can't make it to the Oakland vs Miami match? Take a look at the next two NFL International Series games on the schedule: