The Miami Dolphins, for the second straight year and third time since 2007, will head to London in 2015 to play a regular season game. After losing to the New York Giants in the first ever regular season NFL game played in London in 2007, the Dolphins beat the Oakland Raiders in Wembley Stadium this year.
Now, the team will play in the first division rivalary game in London. The Dolphins will "host" the New York Jets during the International Series, according to the NFL. The game will be played October 4.
Initial reports for the Dolphins heading back to London in 2015 surfaced Wednesday. The league officially announced the full slate of game for the International Series Thursday morning.
The NFL has told team owners that they could be requiring a team to give up at least one home game over a five year span to make themselves competitive in the competition to host a Super Bowl. The Dolphins, who began the renovations needed to Sun Life Stadium before the NFL would again consider it as a host site, are expected to make a strong push for an upcoming championship game, which could explain why owner Stephen Ross was willing to sacrifice a home game next season.
The full NFL International Series for 2015 will be:
October 4: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
October 25: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars
November 1: Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs.
(All games in London's Wembley Stadium)