While both teams have played seven games each in this season's NFL, the Rams have an encouraging record, compared to the Bengals who have yet to register their first win of the season. The Bengals' defence has surrendered at least 21 points in each of its games. To add insult to injury, each of its last three opponents has surpassed yards passing and yards rushing.
Background[ edit ] Prior to , the NFL's primary method of promoting its game abroad was through the American Bowl , a series of preseason games played around the world, and NFL Europe , a developmental league based in Europe.
The American Bowls ended in though a similar China Bowl was planned for before being canceled , while NFL Europa as it was known for its final season folded in Goodell has openly discussed the idea of holding a future Super Bowl game in London. More likely would be a "mini-season ticket" of perhaps four games in one city or country.
The games have been popular, with tickets for the two games per season selling out in two days, nine months in advance. This stated that a home team could visit every year for up to five years but visitors could only visit once every five years.
Subsequently, an agreement has been reached to play internationally through The Bills' Toronto Series was mutually terminated after the contest.
Due to significant time zone differences, from — teams playing in London would have their bye week in the following week after their game in London. For , the Indianapolis Colts volunteered to play a game the week after their London game, preferring to have their bye week later in the season. The Colts playing the week after London was also done by the NFL as a test to see team fatigue for evaluation of an eventual London franchise.
For , three teams playing in London Baltimore , Jacksonville , and Miami , would have games immediately following their International Series game.
In and all teams once again received their bye immediately following their international game, including the teams who played in Mexico. Due to NFL rules, teams that are playing in temporary homes as part of a relocation or that have recently been awarded the Super Bowl are required to play a home game internationally.
The Los Angeles Rams , upon relocating from St. Louis, agreed to host an international game from —, while their new stadium is being built.
The Los Angeles Chargers , who will be sharing the stadium with the Rams once it is completed, will also host an international game in and , only getting out of the game because the team had executed its out clause to move from San Diego after the International Series games had been announced.
NFL rules also require the designated home team for each international game to have their home stadium reserved for use in the event that a game cannot be played at the international site. The first 40, tickets sold out for the game in the first 90 minutes of sales.
A single game was held in London each year through Like the game, each was televised nationally in England, but only regionally in the United States. Louis Rams would play one of their eight home games each year at Wembley Stadium.
With this announcement also came news that the NFL were working to schedule a second UK game from onwards. The NFL played three international games for the season , including one game with an earlier am ET start, which allowed for an afternoon game, rather than an evening game, in London.
This timeslot proved to be successful as all London games in and were also scheduled at am ET. Three games were again scheduled in — including the series' first division game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. However, it was later confirmed that the opening of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would be delayed and therefore all three games would be held at Wembley.
This game was subsequently moved to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca. Wembley Stadium would host two and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would host the remaining two.
The Jacksonville Jaguars would return to Wembley Stadium for the seventh consecutive year in line with their annual commitment. International Series table key and summary.