It’s that time of year again, when two lucky NFL teams get selected to make that special trip across the pond. 2015 is a big year for the NFL International Series, as this year not one but three games will be played in London’s Wembley Stadium. In addition to the tripling of games, all start times have now been bumped up to 9:30 a.m. EST.
The International Series has existed in this format since 2007. 17 teams have played in London entering the 2015 season, and that number will increase to 20 by season’s end.
Here’s the full 2015 International Series schedule:
(Week 4) Jets vs. Dolphins
(Week 7) Bills vs. Jaguars
(Week 8) Lions vs. Chiefs
The most interesting game of the three will be Buffalo-Jacksonville. It won’t have anything to do with the teams and the game, but rather how we watch it. The game will be broadcast exclusively by Yahoo, and will be streamed for free. It is an unprecedented move by the NFL, and could have an impact on the way we watch sports in the future. Until then, let’s celebrate three weeks of early Sunday kickoffs, when NFL football will air for over 14 consecutive hours. It’s a beautiful thing.