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Detroit Lions to return to London in 2015 season

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions  announced this morning that they will head back to London, England, next season as part of the NFL's International Series.

The Lions will be the road team, facing the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 1, 2015, at Wembley Stadium. It will be Week 8 of the season.

Because Detroit is the road team, they will still play eight regular season games at Ford Field.

They have barely finished unpacking from their Oct. 26 game in London where they came back from a 21-0 half-time deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21. 


The Chiefs will make their first trip to London and play in the first international games since a 1998 preseason game against the Packers in Tokyo, Japan.

Other NFL games in London have also been announced. The Miami Dolphins will play host to the New York Jets in Week 4, the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.

“We are very appreciative of the outstanding support from our fans in the UK, not only for the games at Wembley, but for all of the related NFL events we have hosted throughout the city,” NFL executive vice president of International Mar Waller said in a release. “We believe we have a great 2015 schedule that will continue to attract new fans to our sport and strengthen the bonds with our existing fans. To provide UK fans the opportunity to see games on consecutive weekends, to see new teams, and to attend a division game, which feature some of the most passionate rivalries in our sport, are signs of the growth and depth of our UK fan base.” 

The Jaguars, who face the Dallas Cowboys in London on Sunday, committed to playing a home game in the UK in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, all at Wembley, and will return to the UK for the third time. The Bills will make their first-ever appearance in a regular-season game in London.

The first-ever division game in the UK will feature long-time rivals the Dolphins and Jets. Miami will play its third regular-season game in London and second as the home team, having hosted the New York Giants in 2007 and defeated the Oakland Raiders 38-14 earlier this season. The Jets will make 
their first appearance in the UK.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great News!

8:56 AM 

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