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32 Key Stats For All 32 NFL London Teams

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The third and final NFL London game for this year, takes place at Wembley on Sunday, October 30 when the Denver Broncos take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars decided to play one of their home games at Wembley every season since 2013 and with the exception of 2020, when there were no NFL London games because of Covid, Jacksonville has been a regular visitor to the capital. 

2022 NFL International Series Games

October 2: Minnesota Vikings 28-25 New Orleans Saints (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
October 9: New York Giants 27-22 Green Bay Packers (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
October 30: Denver Broncos 21-17 Jacksonville Jaguars (Wembley Stadium)

This will be Jacksonville's ninth game in the capital, where their record is 4-4. The Jaguars might start as slight favorites with many of the leading NFL betting sites to beat the Broncos at Wembley later this month.

The Green Bay Packers were the 32nd and final team to make it across the Atlantic to feature in the NFL International Series. But it was to be a losing trip as they were beaten 27-22 by the New York Giants at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the total attendance for NFL London games reached the 2.5 million mark. Bookie.com has analyzed all 32 games played so far to bring you one key individual or team stat for each franchise.

15 Minutes Of Madness For Generous Bills 

The Buffalo Bills took on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 13th game to be played in London in 2015. With a 3-3 record going into the game, Buffalo were the favorites to beat the 1-5 Jaguars, who were playing in the capital for their third time. Jacksonville looked to be heading for a third straight loss in London after they trailed 3-0 at the end of the third quarter.

But the second quarter belonged to the Jags. Or the Jaguars defense in particular. Chris Clemons' six-yard fumble return was followed seven seconds later by Telvin Smith's pick-six to turn the game on its head. Starting the quarter 3-0 in front, the Bills trailed 27-13 and the 27 points conceded remains the most given up by one team in any quarter in London. 

Dismal Dolphins On 3rd And 4th Downs

One of the key stats in any NFL game is the conversion rate on third down. Moving the chains keeps a drive alive and obviously moves a team closer to the opposition's end zone. Failure to convert third downs forces a coach to decide to go for it on fourth down or to punt the ball away. Only one team has failed to turn a third down into a first down, and that is the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins could get nothing going on offense in Game 12 when they lost 27-13 to the Jets. In total they lined up for 12 third downs, and the Jets defense managed to stop them from gaining the necessary yards to move the chains. Despite failing to succeed in 12 third downs, Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin decided to go for it on four fourth downs. They failed with all four of those too. Philbin was fired immediately after the loss. 

Patriots Quickest Out Of The Blocks

One of the biggest concerns in an NFL London game is whether any of the players on show will suffer from jet lag after the long haul flight from the States to London. Teams have tried different methods to acclimatize themselves for the game by coming over at the start of the week, while others have left it to the last moment possible hoping the daily routines before flying, suits the players.

There was no sign of jet lag when the New England Patriots flew to old England for their two trips in 2009 and 2012. Bill Belichick's side won both games by a combined score of 80-14. In their first trip, they scored the quickest touchdown in the history of the London games as Brandon Meriweather recorded the first pick-six in the capital when he returned an interception off Josh Johnson 39 yards for the score.

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Jets Remain Grounded To Beat Miami

The New York Jets seem to have a quarterback now that they can build their franchise around in Zach Wilson. But it's been a while since the Jets have had a reliable quarterback under center. When the Jets flew to London to face the Dolphins in 2015, Ryan Fitzpatrick was the signal-caller for Jets head coach Todd Bowles. 

Fitzpatrick didn't have to light up the sky with his passing game because he could hand the ball off to running back Chris Ivory. Ivory helped the Jets establish a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, and the Dolphins struggled to stop Ivory making the necessary gains to keep drives alive. The 43 carries is the most by any team in any single London game, and Ivory's total of 166 yards on the ground has yet to be beaten. 

Flacco Failed For Ravens Against The Jags

The Baltimore Ravens have only been to London once, and after losing 44-7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017, they will hope they are not invited back any time soon. Joe Flacco was leading the Ravens offense that day, but he was benched at the start of the fourth quarter after a disappointing performance against the Jags. 

Flacco ended the game with just 28 yards from eight completions. He was also intercepted once and sacked three times. At half-time, the Ravens had managed just one first down and had -4 net passing yards as they trailed Jacksonville 23-0 at the half. The 44 points given up by Baltimore remains the most unanswered points allowed by a team visiting London.

Cincinnati Moved The Chains The Most

The Cincinnati Bengals defense saved them from defeat in their first trip to London when they took on Washington at Wembley in 2016. Washington forced overtime thanks to Dustin Hopkins' 40-yard field goal with 71 seconds remaining. On the Bengals' second drive in overtime, quarterback Andy Dalton fumbled the ball on his own 47-yard line giving Washington great field position to win the game. 

The Bengals secondary stood tall to stop Washington marching into a position where they could attempt a game-winning field goal. Before this late drama, the Bengals had no problem moving the chains as they ended the game with 35 first downs, which remains the most by any team in any NFL London game. 

Browns Closest To First-Ever Kick Return TD

There have been 32 NFL games played in London, and there has never been a kick return for a touchdown. There has been a combined 598 kickoff and punt returns, and nobody has been able to take it to the house. 

The closest anyone has come was when the Cleveland Browns' Matthew Dayes received a third quarter kickoff from Kai Forbath two yards inside his own end zone and returned it 71 yards to the Vikings' 31. A last-ditch tackle by Vikings linebacker Ben Gedeon saved the touchdown. And so the wait for the first kick return for a touchdown continues.

Brown’s Reception Record In Losing Cause

Antonio Brown can look back on his career in years to come and call himself a Super Bowl champion. Brown received a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV. It's been a glittering career, if somewhat troubled at times, but receiving a ring is what the game is all about. 

One of Brown's career highlights came at Wembley, where as a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he caught 12 passes from Ben Roethlisberger for 88 yards in their 34-27 loss to the Vikings in 2013. Five players have come within two catches of equaling Brown's record of 12 catches, with Justin Jefferson the most recent with 10 for the Vikings against the Saints this year.    

Hyde’s Fumble Denies Running Back A Record

It's been a tough few seasons for the Houston Texans with wins hard to come by. But in 2019, they arrived in London for their matchup with the Jaguars with a 5-3 record. They left London with a 6-3 record after taking care of business with a 26-3 win. 

Houston found the end zone three times that day through Darren Fells, Duke Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. Carlos Hyde will feel he should have scored, but after running 58 yards, he had the ball knocked out of his hands by Jarrod Wilson on the three-yard line. Had Hyde not fumbled the ball, he would have scored a 61-yard touchdown, which would have been the longest run in London. 

Gore Is The First To Four Touchdowns

Frank Gore officially retired after a bruising career that included spells with five different teams. After a 16-year career, Gore ranks third in the NFL's all-time rushing leaders behind Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton with 16,000. 

Gore has played in London three times, twice for the 49ers who drafted him in 2005 and once for the Indianapolis Colts. Gore found the end zone in each of those games, and it was with the Colts in 2016 that Gore became the first player to score four times in the capital when he powered through the line of scrimmage to score from one yard in the fourth quarter. But he ended up on the losing side as the Colts lost 30-27 to the Jaguars. 

Jags’ Lewis The Only Hat-Trick Hero

Marcedes Lewis became the latest player to reach the four-touchdown mark when catching a scoring pass from Aaron Rodgers at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season. His previous three scores all came in one game for the Jacksonville Jaguars in their 44-7 win over the Ravens in 2017.

The tight end remains the only player to score a hat-trick of touchdowns in a single game in London. Lewis and the recently retired Blake Bortles had a great understanding that day at Wembley. Lewis has featured in five London games and has a total of nine catches for 95 yards and four touchdowns. Find out if Lewis is lining up for the Packers this weekend on our NFL lineups page.

Failed Two-Point Conversion Cost Titans 

When the NFL first brought a regular season game to London, analytics wasn't such a big thing like it is these days. Nowadays we see head coaches going for a two-point conversion to take the lead late in games, and that is something we saw at Wembley in 2018.

The Tennessee Titans trailed the Chargers by seven points with just under five minutes to play when they started their drive on their own 11-yard line. With just 35 seconds left to play, Marcus Mariota found Luke Stocker for a one-yard touchdown pass. An extra point would have forced overtime, but Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel decided to go for the win. However, Mariota's pass to Tajae Sharpe was incomplete and the Titans lost a game they might have won had they taken the game into overtime.

Lloyd Lights Up Wembley 

The Denver Broncos return to London this month for the first time since 2010 when Josh McDaniels' team lost 24-16 to the 49ers. There wasn't too much to celebrate that day for Denver that day, but the performance of wide receiver Brandon Lloyd stood out. 

Kyle Orton was under center for the Broncos and seven of his 28 completions landed in the hands of Lloyd, who was targeted 12 times by Orton. Lloyd finished the game with 169 receiving yards, which was a London record that stood until Cooper Kupp smashed it playing for the Rams nine years later. 

Chiefs' Two-Headed Rushing Threat

The Kansas City Chiefs arrived in London for their 2015 contest with the Lions struggling with a 2-5 record. Luckily for Andy Reid, the team the Chiefs were facing had a 1-6 record. This was the perfect game for the Chiefs to get their season back on track. 

The 45 points scored by the rampant Chiefs tied the Patriots for the most points scored in an NFL London game. Travis Kelce was one of the scorers for the Chiefs that game as Kansas City dominated in all areas. The Chiefs are the only team to have two players finish the game with 78 or more rushing yards. Charcandrick West led the team with 97 yards on 20 carries, while quarterback Alex Smith ran five times for 78 yards. Both players also found the end zone. The Chiefs remain one of the favorites on many NFL betting apps to win Super Bowl LVII.

Tyrell’s Terrific First Half

The 84,301 spectators inside Wembley for the Los Angeles Chargers' game with the Titans in 2018, were treated to a spectacular first half performance by Chargers' wide receiver Tyrell Williams. Williams only caught two passes in the opening 30 minutes, but they were memorable.

After the Titans had scored on their opening drive, the Chargers started on their own 25-yard line. On their first offensive play, Philip Rivers found Williams for a 75-yard touchdown which remains the longest play from scrimmage in London games. Williams' only other catch in the first half went for 26 yards and a first down. In the second half, the Titans defended Williams better and limited him to just two catches for 17 yards. The Chargers won the game 20-19 despite running the fewest plays (44) by any team to play in London.

Raiders Of The Least Yards

It was a case of third time lucky for the Las Vegas Raiders when they beat the Bears 24-21 in the first NFL game to be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2020. After 24-point losses at Wembley to the Dolphins in 2014 and the Seahawks in 2018, the Raiders could have been forgiven for turning down the request to play in the capital. 

The Raiders' clash with Seattle was a disaster as they failed to score a touchdown in their 27-3 loss. Matt McCrane's 43-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter was all Oakland, as they were called then, had to show for their efforts. Their 185 total net yards remains the lowest of any of the teams to play in London. 

Injury Prevents More Brilliance From Bryant

America's Team became England's Team in 2014 when the Dallas Cowboys took on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley. Dez Byrant admitted after the game that he had broken the team's curfew on the Friday night, but the partying did not stop him from setting a Cowboys record.

The receiver only caught passes in the second quarter, but those six grabs from Tony Romo went for 168 yards and touchdowns of 35 and 68 yards. It was the most by any Cowboys receiver in any quarter in their illustrious history. An ankle injury prevented Bryant from adding to his impressive numbers as Dallas beat the Jaguars 31-17. If you fancy the Cowboys to win this weekend, then find their best price in our NFL picks section.

Giants Win With Limited Passing Game

It helps to have a balanced attack in any NFL game, but the New York Giants proved that you can win a game despite not having a passing game to rely on. At a wet and soggy Wembley, the Giants beat the Dolphins 13-10 in a less than spectacular NFL International Series opener in 2007. 

Incredibly, Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw for just 59 yards and was sacked for a 10-yard loss, which meant his team finished the game with just 49 net passing yards. The winless Dolphins (245) actually had more total net yards than the Giants (238). The Giants improved their record to 6-2 and went on to win the Super Bowl that season. They remain the only team to win the Super Bowl after playing a regular season game in London.    

Super Bowl Champs Win In London

Only once have the defending Super Bowl champions made the trip across the Atlantic and that was when the Philadelphia Eagles took on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley in 2018. In one of 15 one-possession games to be played in the capital, the Eagles won 24-18. 

Carson Wentz had a solid game for the Eagles completing 21 of 30 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns. Wentz is one of two quarterbacks (along with Andy Dalton) to have caught one of his own passes. His initial pass rebounded off the helmet of Jaguars defender Calais Campbell and fortunately for Wentz, the quarterback caught it for a four-yard gain. 

Commanders’ Commanding Offensive Display

The 17th game in the NFL International Series will live long in the memory. It was the only game to finish in a tie as Cincinnati and Washington failed to find a way to win at Wembley in 2016. The Washington Commanders, as they are called now, held a slender 10-7 advantage at half-time, and they took the game into overtime thanks to Dustin Hopkins' 40-yard field goal with 67 seconds remaining. 

Neither side could win the game after an extra 15 minutes of play, so after 75 minutes, Washington finished the game with 548 total net yards, which remains the most of any visiting team to London. The Bengals ended the match with 415 total net yards in a 27-27 tie.

Forte Stands Alone Among Peers

Of all the 32 games played in London so far, only one running back has run for 100 yards or more in the first half. Chicago Bears' Matt Forte is that player and he went into the half-time interval at Wembley in 2011 with 108 rushing yards from 15 carries and a 32-yard touchdown run on his stats line. 

The Bears led the Buccaneers 14-5 after two quarters, but they needed a D J Moore interception on Chicago's 25-yard line with just 37 seconds remaining to secure the 24-18 win. Forte wasn't as effective in the second half, rushing 10 times for 37 yards. 

Lions Overcome The Biggest Deficit 

When the Atlanta Falcons led the Detroit Lions 21-0 at half-time at Wembley in 2014, disappointed Lions fans may have been tempted to start making their way to the exits to get a head start on their journey home. However, those who left after two quarters missed the greatest comeback in an NFL London game.

Detroit won the toss and decided to defer which gave them the ball at the start of the second half. They needed to get points from their first drive after half-time, and they did with a 22-yard field goal from Matt Prater. The Lions needed their defense to step up and stop Matt Ryan marching his Falcons offense downfield. A three-and-out gave the ball back to Detroit, who scored on each of their next four drives to win the game 22-21. Atlanta may have won the first half 21-0, but more importantly, the Lions won the second half 22-0 to return to the Motor City with their sixth win from eight games to start the season.

Packers Can’t Stop Barkley

The Green Bay Packers became the 32nd and final team to make the trip to London for an NFL International Series game, moving their home game with the Giants to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. All the focus was on Aaron Rodgers and what the future Hall of Fame quarterback would achieve in the capital.

Rodgers was the first and only reigning MVP to play in a London game, but he was unable to steer his side to victory. Saquon Barkley shone the brightest as the Packers struggled to contain the Giants running back. The Packers became the only team to visit London to give up a run and a passing play of 40 yards or more to the same player. Barkley had a 40-yard run on the second quarter drive that ended with Daniel Bellinger's touchdown pass, and in the second half, Barkley caught a 41-yard pass from Daniel Jones before the running back ended that drive with a two-yard touchdown run to put the Giants ahead 27-20. A late safety saw the Packers lose by five points.

Peterson Leads The Way With Longest Run

The Minnesota Vikings became the first team to win at three different London stadiums when they beat the Saints 28-25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In 2013, Minnesota beat the Steelers 34-27 at Wembley before making it two wins from two when they defeated the Browns 33-16 at Twickenham. 

In their first win, the Vikings offensive line did their job to open up a hole for Adrian Peterson to score a 60-yard touchdown, which remains the longest carry by any running back in the history of NFL London games. Also in that game, cornerback Josh Robinson finished the game with 12 tackles next to his name, which remains the target to beat. 

Ryan's Accuracy Is Hard To Beat 

A total of 19 quarterbacks have played multiple games in London, and Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan has been the most accurate of his peers that include Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Matt Stafford, who have all won Super Bowls. Ryan completed 53 of the 72 passes (73.6%) he threw in his two games.

Against the Lions, when the Falcons lost 22-21 after leading 21-0 at half-time, Ryan had a passer rating of 108.3. Last year against the Jets, his passer rating was 107.3 as Atlanta beat the Jets 27-17 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. When it comes to passing accuracy in London, nobody does it better than Ryan.

Panthers Possessions Too Much For Bucs

The more possessions you have, the greater your chances of winning an NFL game. That was certainly the case for the "Carolina Panthers who had 17 possessions in their 37-26 win over the Buccaneers. 

The Panthers, with Kyle Allen under center, scored four touchdowns and three field goals and missed two other kicks from 60 and 41 yards. Seven other possessions ended in punts. Why did Carolina have so many possessions? They intercepted Jameis Winston five times as well as recovering two fumbles. 

Saints First To Nil An Opponent

NFL London shutouts are like London buses. None arrive for ages, then two come at the same time. For the first 18 games, both teams involved managed to post points. But things changed in 2017 when the New Orleans Saints beat the Dolphins 20-0 at Wembley as New Orleans dominated the game from start to finish.

The Saints restricted Miami to just one conversion on eight third downs and one fourth down. New Orleans finished the game with 347 total net yards compared to the Dolphins' 186. Miami only managed one trip to the red zone, but Jay Cutler's pass on first and goal on Miami's opening drive was intercepted by Ken Crawley. In the next NFL London game, the Rams beat the Cardinals 33-0. They remain the only shutouts in the capital.

The Buck Stops With The Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers arrived at Wembley in 2009 ahead of their clash with the New England Patriots with an 0-6 record. So it was no surprise to see them lose 35-7 to Bill Belichick's side at Wembley. 

Bucs punter Dirk Johnson was called on an NFL London record nine times in that game while two years later, Michael Koenen punted eight times for the Bucs in their 24-18 loss to the Bears. The Buccaneers ran the ball just 11 times that game, which remains the fewest total by any team visiting London. Tampa Bay has lost all three games they have played in London. 

Bad Time For Cardinals In The Capital 

Before every game, head coaches will hope to win the time of possession battle. The longer a team has the ball, the less time the opposition has to score. It wasn't just the 33-0 scoreline in Seattle's favor at Twickenham that was lopsided.

The Arizona Cardinals had the ball for just 20 minutes and 59 seconds, the fewest of any side in London. Needless to say, as a result of the time differential, the Cardinals only managed 10 first downs. The closest they came to scoring was in the first quarter when Phil Dawson's 32-yard field-goal attempt went wide left. 

Kupp’s Record-Breaking Day Against Bengals

Last season, Cooper Kupp had a season to remember. Not only was he the first receiver since Carolina's Steve Smith in 2005 to claim the triple crown in receptions, yards and touchdowns, but he also scored in Super Bowl LVI as the Los Angeles Rams beat the Bengals. 

Nobody who watched Kupp in the Rams' previous game with the Bengals should have been surprised by the receiver's rise to the top. Kupp was unstoppable in the 24-10 win against Cincinnati at Wembley in 2019, and his 65-yard touchdown from Jared Goff in the second quarter, was just one part of his record breaking performance. Kupp only caught seven passes in the game, but they went for 220 yards, which smashed Brandon Lloyd's previous best by 51 yards. It's going to take something very special to beat Kupp's record. Check out our NFL props section to find the latest odds for Kupp in this weekend's game.

Watch: Jared Goff talks about Cooper Kupp's record 220 receiving yards at Wembley in 2019.

49ers’ First Half Domination

One of the beauties of watching the NFL is that games can change in the blink of an eye. All it takes is one big play to reignite belief in a team trailing on the scoreboard. So credit goes to the San Francisco 49ers defense in the eighth game in the London series in 2013. The 49ers' offense, led by Colin Kaepernick, did its job in the first half scoring 28 points. A field goal was all the defense allowed the Jaguars to score in the first 30 minutes. 

The 25-point margin remains the biggest margin at half-time as San Francisco went on to win 42-10. San Francisco only had to punt once, which is also a record for London games. Three years earlier, the 49ers trailed the Broncos 10-3 early in the fourth quarter, but 21 points, the joint most scored in the fourth quarter in London, turned the game around for the 49ers who won 24-6. 

Third Downs No Problem For Seahawks 

Whatever the Seattle Seahawks wanted to do against the Oakland Raiders at Wembley in 2018, the Seahawks did. From the opening kickoff, Seattle took seven minutes 36 seconds off the clock in a 14-play drive that ended with Russell Wilson's five-yard pass to Jaron Brown.

The Raiders struggled to stop the Seahawks offense, especially on third down as Seattle turned nine of their 13 third downs into first downs. No team has a better third down conversion rate in London games than Seattle, who had almost double the total net yards (369) than their opponents (185). Wilson had a terrific first half, completing nine of 13 passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns. 

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Charlie Mullan for Bookies.com
Charlie Mullan
UK-based stats man Charlie Mullan brings previous expertise from the Press Association, DraftKings, Betfair, SportPesa, Hull Daily Mail and more where he has crunched soccer data for many seasons, creating content to support odds providers and market makers in the European betting industry. Charlie has more than a decade of experience using in-depth stats to make informed picks across the biggest games in the EPL and European soccer leagues.