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NFL London games all moved to morning kickoff

The NFL announced today that all three London games in 2015 will kickoff in the morning in the United States.

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During the 2014 season, the NFL had one Sunday with wall-to-wall football, starting in the morning on the east coast and continuing through Sunday Night Football. The league accomplished the football marathon by moving the Detroit Lions versus Atlanta Falcons game in London to an afternoon kickoff locally, pushing the start time to 9:30am Eastern time back in the United States.

In 2015, the all-day football will happen three times, as the league announced today all three London games will move into the 9:30am ET slot.

The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets will be the first early mornning game, played on October 4. The Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars will face off on October 25, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions on Novemember 1. Miami, Jacksonville, and Kansas City are all "home" teams in those games.

The 2015 International Series will also feature the first division rivalry game, with the Jets and Dolphins taking their AFC East showdown across the pond, and the first time back-to-back weeks will feature games in London, with the Bills-Jagaurs game in Week 7 and the Lions-Chiefs game in Week 8.

The 2015 season will also mark the third straight year with a home game in London for the Jaguars, who volunteered to host games in Wembley Stadium for four years, and will mark the second straight season both the Dolphins and Lions will play in England. Both Detroit and Miami were "visiting" teams in 2014. This will also be Miami's third time playing in London, having been a part of the first game in 2007 when they lost to the New York Giants.