By: Barry Barnes, Founder/Senior Writer
The NFL has announced the Miami Dolphins will matchup with the Oakland Raiders at London’s historic Wembley Stadium next season on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 for the league’s International Series Thursday. The Week 4 International matchup will be the first of the three games in the NFL 2014 International Series.
The Atlanta Falcons will host the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 26th and the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 9th.
The time of the game will be announced at a later date, and the Dolphins’ contest will be considered as a home game for the Raiders.
The Dolphins’ journey across seas will be their second regular season visit to the United Kingdom since the International Series began in 2007, and their third regular season game played outside the United States in the franchise’s 48 year history.
The Dolphins hosted the New York Giants in the inaugural International Series game as 81,176 fans attended the matchup at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28, 2007. The matchup of the two storied franchises was the first ever regular season NFL game played in the United Kingdom.
The Dolphins also participated in the Bills Toronto Series as they faced the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 7, 2008 in Toronto, Canada.
Dating back to the 1988 preseason, Miami has been a part of six games that have taken place on international soil. Their first four games were a part of the American Bowl series, which the NFL staged during the preseason between 1986 and 2005.
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