A record 84,488 people attended the Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals game on Sunday in London. That mark of attendance broke an NFL record inside Wembley Stadium.
For fans that did attend the game, they were treated to quite a contest. Although the International Series has been ridiculed in the past for unentertaining games, the Redskins and Bengals did their best to make up for the past.
In total, the game saw nearly 1,000 yards of total offense and several different lead changes. The game also marked the first overtime game ever in the International Series and was obviously the first time a tie has been played there. It also marked the second tie in as many weeks, as the Seahawks are Cardinals played to a 6-6 draw just one week ago now.
The NFL International Series started during the 2007 season and it is part of the NFL’s plan at expanding their reach past the United States. Although they have plans to expand to other areas, all games to date for the International Series have been hosted at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
That will change later this year, as the Oakland Raiders will host the Houston Texans on Monday, November 21 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. It will mark the first time that Monday Night Football has been held outside the US.