Two early kickoffs from London coming our way in 2015

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American football viewers will get a chance to enjoy an English breakfast while watching Rex Ryan patrol the sideline this season.

The NFL tried something different this season when they had a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff for one of the three games contested in London and it seems they liked the results. The league has announced that two of the three games taking place at Wembley Stadium in 2015 will have the same early kickoff time.

On October 4, the Jets will take on the Dolphins while their fans are spreading cream cheese on bagels and tucking into stacks of pancakes. Three weeks later, it will be the Jets’ former coach leading his Bills club against the Jaguars. That game will kick off at 1:30 p.m. in London, leaving fans there to choose between breakfast or lunch fare. Bangers and mash sounds appropriate for the occasion, especially if the two offenses are in similar shape to the 2014 editions.

The league hasn’t announced the start time for the November 1 game between the Lions and Chiefs,

44 responses to “Two early kickoffs from London coming our way in 2015

  1. The amount of money in lost beer sales from kicking off at these times is almost unimaginable

  2. “Bangers and mash sounds appropriate for the occasion, especially if the two offenses are in similar shape to the 2014 editions.”

    I say Guinness and Jameson instead.

  3. The Brits are responsible for a lot of cool stuff, but their food is most certainly not a part of it. Ohhh, it’s brutal.

  4. tottenhamsucks69 says:Jan 11, 2015 12:28 PM

    Suck it NFL fans, now you have no choice but to watch my Jags
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    …who are playing there as the home team because they can not garner enough support in their home market to keep their home game home.

  5. paulieorkid says:

    The Brits are responsible for a lot of cool stuff, but their food is most certainly not a part of it. Ohhh, it’s brutal.

    Quoted for Truth

  6. With the recent events in France, the potential exists for more international terrorism, which makes this development even the more troubling. The NFL belongs in the US.

  7. If the league really wants the NFL to be successful in England why do they keep sending mostly bottom feeder teams there ?

  8. What time are the kickoffs in Toronto? Oh yeah…Toronto, the non football market that thinks it deserves a franchise.

  9. “With the recent events in France, the potential exists for more international terrorism, which makes this development even the more troubling. The NFL belongs in the US.”

    Yeah because terrorist attacks never happen in the US. NYC and Oklahoma City want a word with you over that.

    Secondly, if you really think the correct way to respond to such attacks is a cowardly withdrawal from the world stage you need to history lesson. It quite simply never every works.

  10. Let the wankers keep there football and we keep ours. There’s no reason our past time should be abroad. For what? For who? They’ll never understand our game anyway or have a chance to purchase season tickets in the US. I say tank the whole thing. Believe me at 6:30 PST I will be sleeping.

  11. If you’re trying to sell the game there, why do you give them the Bills and the Jags?

    My God man, that’s as bad as it gets.

  12. If you want good food in the UK by the way, there is plenty of it if you know where to look.

    For example the Indian restaurants there (as in from India) are fantastic and put the ones in this country to shame.

    If you don’t like Indian food there is plenty of good meat and potatoes type food at bars and pubs.

    And of course fish and chips.

  13. The Brits will have to remember to get their bets in a little earlier for that second game. NFL wants to move two teams to LA yet they keep scheduling games while that market is sleeping.

  14. The nfl is feeling the heat of America’s changing demographics.

    By 2030… the nfl will be in full decline due to soccer’s increase viewership due to the growing Hispanic-American community and growing brain injury plot line.

  15. living in Hawaii I already have to watch games at 7am. No chance I’ll see these at 3am.

  16. I don’t understand the opposition to London. It’s a huge city and they like the NFL and deliver ratings. From the east coast, flight time to London is no different than to the west coast. Having a team there would be great for the sport, but games would need to start at 5:30 local time (12:30 eastern) to protect the networks. I would suggest pushing the game on others like they try to do to soccer in the US, but they already love the game on the other side of the pond.

  17. joetoronto says: Jan 11, 2015 1:43 PM

    If you’re trying to sell the game there, why do you give them the Bills and the Jags?

    My God man, that’s as bad as it gets.

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    They’re not going to take a home game away from any GOOD team that has half a chance.

    All the teams on that list have little to no chance of having a good/winning season

  18. My wife is English and they have great food. And just because some of it originated in Ireland or Scotland doesn’t mean the Brits don’t eat it on a regular basis. It is all part of the British Commonwealth. I am privilaged to enjoy, scotch eggs, butter tarts, beef sausage rolls and cheese and onion pie. Their food covers more ground than just bangers and mash. The guiness braised beef is fantastic.

  19. On October 4, either they’re starting in London at 2:30 or they’re at 8:30am Eastern. More likely the former. The time difference most of the year is five hours; there’s one weekend in football season when it’s four (because the daylight saving changeover is on a different week over there) and that’s the weekend they held the morning kickoff before.

  20. When London does get a team, it will be like the London Loyalists (imagine the rivalry with the Patriots!) or the West End Blokes. They’ll be in the AFC East of course. Hmm. Maybe the Governors. Or the Prime Ministers. Or the “British Secret Service.”

  21. “living in Hawaii I already have to watch games at 7am. No chance I’ll see these at 3am.”

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    You lost most of us at “living in Hawaii.”
    – most of North America

  22. As Bills fan from Germany for the last 25 years i´m not ready to pay about 600,- € for seeing my team play the worst franchise in the league. this ist what it roughly cost me to fly to london, get a ticket, pay for a hotel and everything else.

    please nfl, if you would like me to come there at least bring some opponent thats actually worth the money spent.

    i´ve been in berlin, twenty years ago when they played the vikings in a preseason game. and all in all it cost me just about 150,- €.

    jeez, i could make a one week vacation to spain and lying on the beach there for that kind of money…

  23. Playing a divisional game in London is incredibly stupid, but at least the only thing Jets vs Dolphins will effect is draft position and who wins 3rd place in the AFC East

  24. im not a big fan of these london games (generally spearking), and even less of a fan of my fins playing there (particularly a divisional game) but i really liked the 930 est kick off this year, it was football, literally all day long. 930 am until about 11-1130pm. couldnt ask for much more than that.

  25. Anybody that says British food sucks, the Brits don’t get the game probably live in the mountains in a wooden shack and plays banjo. Not that there is anything wrong with that but you need to get out more.

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