Heading to England

The Dolphins will be going to London for a second time next season as they have been selected to face the Oakland Raiders in one of the three games to be played in England in 2014. The announcement was made Commissioner Roger Goodell at a luncheon hosted by the Sports Journalists Association in London Thursday morning.

The exact date and time of the game against the Raiders, who are the designated home team, will be announced at a later date.

"With our historically strong following internationally, the Dolphins are proud to once again represent the league abroad as one of the six participants of the 2014 International Series," Dolphins Chairman of the Board/Managing General Partner Stephen M. Ross said in a team-released statement. "The opportunity to again connect with our many fans overseas and to expose a growing global audience to the sport we all love is something that our entire organization will fully embrace."

The contest against the Raiders will be the second regular season visit by the Dolphins to the United Kingdom since the International Series began in 2007 and the third regular season game played outside the United States in the franchise's 48-year history.

The first came on Oct. 28, 2007 when Miami faced the New York Giants in the inaugural International Series game in front of 81,176 fans at Wembley Stadium. The matchup of the two storied franchises was the first-ever regular season NFL game played in the United Kingdom.

The Dolphins were the designated home team in that game, which the Giants won 13-10 as Miami fell to 0-8 on the season. New York would go on to win the Super Bowl that season.

The Dolphins also participated in the Bills' Toronto Series as they faced the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 7, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. The Dolphins won that game, 16-3, on their way to capturing the AFC East title.

The Dolphins have a long history of competing on the international stage. Dating back to the 1988 preseason, the team has been a part of six games that have taken place on international soil — the first four of which were a part of the American Bowl series which the NFL staged during the preseason between 1986 and 2005.


July 31, 1988 (preseason), London, England, beat San Francisco 49ers 27-21, attendance: 70,535

Aug. 3, 1991 (preseason), Tokyo, Japan, beat Los Angeles Raiders 19-17, attendance: 51,122

Aug. 16, 1992 (preseason), Berlin, Germany, beat Denver Broncos 31-27, attendance: 60,813

Aug. 4, 1997 (preseason), Mexico City, Mexico, beat Denver Broncos 38-19, attendance: 104,629

Oct. 28, 2007, London, England, lost to New York Giants 13-10, attendance: 81,176

Dec. 7, 2008, Toronto, Canada, beat Buffalo Bills 16-3, attendance: 52,134

2014 (date to be announced), London England, vs. Oakland Raiders

Along with the Dolphins and Raiders, the NFL also announced two other games will take place as a part of the International Series in 2014, with the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Dallas Cowboys. The dates and times of all three of the game will be announced by the NFL at a later date.

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