Dallas, Detroit & Miami to play NFL London in 2014
APLONDON -- The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will travel to London next year to take part in the NFL International Series.
October 26, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
The NFL announced this month that it would play three games at Wembley Stadium in 2014, with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders as the designated home teams.
The lineup was announced on Thursday: Cowboys vs. Jaguars, Lions vs. Falcons, and Dolphins vs. Raiders.
Dates are to be determined.
Lions president Tom Lewand saw his game as an opportunity to promote his city, which filed for bankruptcy this year.
“The global platform also presents a unique and special opportunity for our fans and business partners to join us in sharing the many positive stories about the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and the Lions,” Lewand said in a statement.
The Jaguars are playing four games over four seasons in London, starting on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Last month, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It will be the first trip to London for Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta and Oakland next season, when the NFL increases the number of overseas games from this season's two.
The Dolphins return to London after losing to the New York Giants 13-10 in 2007 in the first game of the current series.