Posts Tagged ‘International Series’

Don’t let London game put you in fantasy fog

Let’s examine the games since the NFL began playing regular-season contests across the pond four years ago and see what we can glean for Sunday and going forward for future contests in England.

Data Points: Forte the Bears’ the foundation

In honor of the Bears traveling across the pond this week to play the Buccaneers in London, let’s call this a “shephard’s pie chart.”

NFL opts not to hold second game in UK in 2010

The NFL has decided against staging a second game in England in 2010.

Fandemonium goes global

As a native of Hawaii,’s Director of Fandemonium Onyx Herrera had to fly across two ponds for the NFL’s game in Wembley Stadium. As he reports, the trip was well worth it.

Pats’ Warren taken to locker room with ankle injury

Patriots DE Ty Warren was carted to the locker room during the fourth quarter of the International Series game against the Buccaneers with an ankle injury. He’s questionable to return.

Patriots likely to start Maroney at RB with Morris out

Patriots RB Sammy Morris is out of the International Series game against the Buccaneers because of a knee injury, so Laurence Maroney is expected to start.

LeVoir, Tate available to play for Patriots

The Patriots activated veteran OL Mark LeVoir from the physically unable to perform list and rookie WR Brandon Tate from the non-football injury list, providing depth at key positions entering the International Series game against the Buccaneers.

Rain forces Patriots, Buccaneers indoors

It’s been rainy day in London, and as result both the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided not to hold their scheduled walk-thrus on the field at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Smith hopes to play for Bucs while recovering from hit

Pro Bowl return man Clifton Smith will accompany the Buccaneers on their trip to London to face the Patriots, but his playing status remains uncertain because of the effects of a punishing blow he absorbed to the throat and head last weekend, according to his agent, Jason Dillard.

Dignitaries descend on London for pre-game events

LONDON — With only four days remaining until the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face each other at Wembley Stadium, it is easy to tell the game is near. The NFL offices at the Landmark Hotel are busy from early in the morning until late at night. Bucs cheerleaders are roaming the hallways, and league executives and assorted team owners have arrived for the Global Sports Summit, which takes place on Friday.

Meanwhile, across the pond…

LONDON — After nearly nine months of preparation, the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are only seven days away from playing in the NFL’s third annual game at Wembley Stadium. Preparations have been well under way for months.

Goodell: Having a team in London is ‘realistic’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated his outlook for the NFL in London on Tuesday, calling it “realistic” to believe a team could be overseas within 10 years. Multiple games in London could start as early as next season.

Toronto nice, but NFL doesn’t want to live there

Any Bills fan concerned that his team could be moving from Buffalo to Toronto should quit worrying. As adept as Toronto’s Rogers Centre is to host a single NFL regular-season game a year, it is ill-equipped to permanently house an NFL team

Buccaneers vs. Patriots at Wembley in 2009

Having just completed one trip to London, the NFL already has made plans for another. The NFL’s International Series of regular-season games will return to the United Kingdom in 2009 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New England Patriots, the NFL announced today.

Chargers players finding a slice of home in London

Great Britain may not be known for its fantastic food, but did the Chargers travel more than 5000 miles to eat at McDonald’s and TGIFridays? Yes, reports Kevin Acee of the San Diego Tribune.

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