There will be added spice to the NFL clash hosted at Wembley on Sunday as two divisional rivals go head to head for the first time in England.
It will be the 12th International Series game to be staged in London and the NFL will break new ground by pitting the Miami Dolphins against the New York Jets.
The two AFC East foes play each other twice every year and the result is likely to have a big impact on whether the respective franchises can materalise a play-off challenge alongside New England.
“It’s great. The intensity is going to be there,” Jets linebacker Quinton Coples said.
“It’s good football. We’re both trying to take each other’s heads off but at the end of the day it’s the beauty of trying to win the game.”
Elsewhere, Aaron Rodgers will return to haunt the San Francisco 49ers as the Green Bay Packers aim to maintain their 100 percent record.
Rodgers, a childhood 49ers fan, was famously snubbed by San Francisco in the 2005 NFL Draft, when the franchise opted for Alex Smith.
Quarterback concerns are also troubling the Dallas Cowboys.
Tony Romo’s deputy Brandon Weeden barely made a completion during an inept second half display in last week’s surrender to the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons as the Cowboys, who face New Orleans today, slipped to 2-1.
Saints star Drew Brees is confident he will play despite a rotator cuff injury sustained against Carolina last weekend in what is a mustwin clash for both teams.
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