Giants "at" Dolphins, October 28th at Wembley Stadium in London. 6pm London kickoff time, making it a standard 1:00 kickoff on the East Coast, with the game on Fox. Both teams to get the bye week after this game.
That means though a game Sunday afternoon, and a flight no later than Tuesday, I would guess. You're stuck either way, but wouldn't the bye before this game have been a better thing? Jet lag would be no concern, plus they could have done some more promotional work in London.
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Actually it's because NYG vs Miami was already a Miami home game. The NFL schedule is very organized now. Teams know 7 of the teams that they are playing at home against, and 7 of the teams that they are playing on the road against for every future year (if the rules stay the same). Only two games are unknown, because they're based on a team's record.
In 8 years, inter-Conference teams play two games against each other, one at home, one on the road. In 2003, NYG played Miami, and New York was the home team. 4 years later, Miami is now the home team.
And sure, they could make New York the home team, but there's really no reason to do it. It doesn't help the Saints in any way (the team that was inconvenienced by being "home" in Giants Stadium), and it doesn't really hurt New York either (they are "away" against the Jets next year, so they get 8 games in their home stadium anyway). It would, however, mean that Miami would have played 7 home games and 9 away games.
I've been waiting years and years for an NFL game to come to London so I can see it live (exhibition matches and NFL Europe don't count) and what do they do? Put it on when I'm scheduled to be in America. Typical!
Oh well, I'll just have to hope the Chargers are at home that weekend and that I can get tickets to their game.
Click Here (sports.yahoo.com) Kind of a tough break for Fassel, since I think he's a good coach and deserved another shot. Still, he'll get something to do for a year, and another good football mind to offset Billick's occasional insanity can't hurt.