The New York Football Giants will take on the Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on October 9th.

The Giants heading to London is exciting for a number of reasons.  For us in America, it offers a chance for some to travel to watch the Giants internationally and gives the rest of us a reason to drink a beer at 9:30 in the morning.  For those over in London and Europe, it gives them an opportunity to watch an NFL football game in person.  This is not the first time the Giants have traveled to London.  They defeated the Dolphins back in 2007 and the Rams in 2016. The Dolphins meeting was the 1st ever International NFL game in London, so let’s take a look back.

If you’re looking for a pretty NFL game, you won’t get that in this game.  This game was played at Wembley Stadium on a muddy, slippery field and the game reflected the conditions it was played in.  Quarterback Eli Manning threw for just 59 yards, but as he put it earlier today on twitter, did outrun Jason Taylor for a rare rushing touchdown. That was the Giants lone touchdown in this one, as Lawrence Tynes would score their other 6 points with 2 field goals. The Giants had the lead for most of this game, but late the Dolphins made it close when QB Cleo Lemon hit Ted Ginn Jr. for a 21-yard touchdown pass.  Ex-Giant Jay Feely was unable to kick an effective onside kick due to the condition of the field and that would be it for the 1st ever international game in London as the Giants defeated the Dolphins 13-10.  It would be 9 years before the Giants returned to London, where they would take on the Rams.

The field conditions in this game were MUCH better in this one which took place at Twickenham Stadium.  Despite the better field conditions, the offense once again failed to do much in this one.  They scored just 1 touchdown on a 1-yard touchdown rush from Rashad Jennings and mustered just 232 total yards. While the Giants offense failed to get much going, the defense played very well.  They picked off Rams QB Case Keenum 4 times, with 2 going to CB Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie and 2 going to Safety Landon Collins, with one of Collins going for a memorable 44-yard touchdown.  The Giants defense also sacked Keenum 3 times.  Despite the Giants defense playing so well, the Rams were able to hang around and had a chance to tie it up on their final drive before Keenum threw his 4th interception of the game to Rodgers-Cromartie in the end zone.  With that, the Giants secured a 17-10 victory, and were now 2-0 in London.

Neither of these wins were the prettiest in the world, but none the less they were wins.  Anyone who has watched the Giants the last few years would take those wins in a heartbeat.

Hopefully when the Giants meet the Packers in week 5, they can make it 3-0 in London.

(Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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