NFL International Series
Well, that was tiring. After four thrilling quarters and a fraught overtime period that will send casual fans home baffled, Washington and Cincinnati battled to a 27-27 tie at Wembley on Sunday night. Here's four things to takeaway from the third and final game of the 2016 International Series.
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Detroit Lions at Wembley on Sunday. The score was 45-10. That's it. There's no way to make it sound more exciting. The last game of this year's slate of Wembley games, this was a mediocre finish to what's actually been a decent bunch of games...
The Jacksonville Jaguars rumbled to a stunning 27-3 half-time lead over the Buffalo Bills, threw it all away with minutes to spare, then took it all back with a last-ditch touchdown toss from Blake Bortles to win 34-31. One of the standout games of the NFL's International Series, this was a game that had everything. Here a few of those things.
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As the count down begins to the opening game of the NFL International Series on Sunday - the New York Jets against the Miami Dolphins - you can see clearly why everyone on this side of the Atlantic is getting extremely excited.
The choice of games for the 2015 International Series no doubt had its critics amongst the NFL UK community, with many hoping for trips to Wembley from the Colts, Packers, Broncos or Seahawks. Instead we got six teams that lacked any real star power. Changes in the AFC East, however could mean we see our best run of games in this country to date.
Whether London is the first European landing spot remains to be seen, but it looks likely that MLB will be playing games in this continent in the near future and following the NFL's path to London surely would be an attractive proposition at some point.
What does it take to be an NFL fan in the UK? Allow me to paint a picture. It's 4am and I am sitting up in bed with headphones on, wearing Chicago Bears pyjamas, clutching a Chicago Bears mascot teddy bear and wearing a Bears blanket as a cape, because when I wear this we don't lose, or at least we don't lose as often...
Roger Goodell isn't wrong when he says that the UK is hungry for more NFL games. The speed in which tickets sell out every year shows you that we are willing to pay up to watch American football here. But do we just want to see the game or can we come round to supporting a side, week in, week out?
London might be about to get a new football team. The other football. News that the St Louis Rams American football team