The New York Jets face the Miami Dolphins at Wembley on Sunday (October 4th).
The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are set to go head-to-head in the opening game of the 2015 NFL International Series at Wembley on Sunday (October 4th) with both looking to bounce back from recent defeats.
England's national stadium will be packed to the rafters to welcome the NFL back to London for the ninth successive year as the sport continues to grow in popularity. Both sides arrive in the UK off the back of gameday 3 defeats with the Jets going down to the Philadelphia Eagles while the Dolphins suffered disappointment against the Buffalo Bills.
Miami have started the season in terrible fashion despite an opening day 17-10 victory over the Washington Redskins. Subsequent losses to both the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Bills, the latter being a 41-14 demolition job, have left the two-times Super Bowl champions bottom of the AFC East division.
It has been a little better for the Jets who started with wins over the Cleveland Browns (31-10) and the Indianapolis Colts (20-7) but suffered a setback against the Eagles. Currently second in the AFC East, behind the New England Patriots, victory over the Dolphins would keep up the pressure on the division leaders.
Wembley holds mixed memories for the Dolphins. They lost the first ever International Series match to the New York Giants in 2007 but put that record straight last year when they overpowered the Oakland Raiders 38-14. For the Jets, it is the first time in this part of north London and they will be looking to gain a few new fans during their time here.
Both sides will have aspirations of the play-offs after they fell well short last year. The Jets had a terrible 4-12 record in 2014, while the Dolphins fared slightly better with 8-8. Victory for either side in London could be the perfect platform to build for the remainder of the campaign.
This match kicks off a month of top class NFL action under the Wembley arch. Following this weekend's encounter, the Buffalo Bills will face the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 25th while it will be rounded off with the Detroit Lions taking on the Kansas City Chiefs on November 1st.