Ahead of Sunday’s second NFL London game of the season – when the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, live on Sky Sports – we look back at the history of the International Series.

We are now into our 13th year of competitive football being played in the U.K., and we have seen almost every NFL team in action.

After the Houston Texans play the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 3, 31 teams will have played in London – with the Green Bay Packers being the only team remaining not to have made the trip.

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Here, we look back at the good, the bad and the ugly from the 25 International Series games in London…

2007

Giants 13-10 Dolphins

Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lemon had a dreadful day in the rain Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lemon had a dreadful day in the rain Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lemon had a dreadful day in the rain

Sky Sports NBA Editor Lee Harvey, who was at the game, said: “The weather spoiled what should have been a celebration of all things NFL in front of more than 80,000 fans. In short, it rained and rained and rained.

“Fans refused to have their spirits dampened. I remember the 10-minute walk from the bus to the stadium. Jerseys of every team were on show as the UK’s NFL community came out in force for the league’s first competitive game in Europe.

“As for the game itself, the monsoon conditions dictated a run-heavy match-up, a damp squib in which the highlight was Eli Manning scrambling into the end zone for the Giants’ only touchdown.”

Manning threw for 59 yards in an ugly win over the 0-8 Dolphins, but little did we know, we were seeing that year’s champions as the Giants snuck into the playoffs and toppled the undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

2008

Chargers 32-37 Saints

Marques Colston and the Saints won a back-to-back offensive game against the Chargers Marques Colston and the Saints won a back-to-back offensive game against the Chargers Marques Colston and the Saints won a back-to-back offensive game against the Chargers

After the low-scoring, rainy, mud-filled first game in London, we experienced a shootout in year two as Drew Brees and Philip Rivers (of the then-San Diego Chargers) went head-to-head.

There were five touchdowns in the second quarter, 860 yards of offense, and who can forget Brees throwing the ball out of the back of his own end zone in the closing seconds to take a safety and use up the final moments of the clock?

2009

Patriots 35-7 Buccaneers

The Patriots piled on the points against the Bucs The Patriots piled on the points against the Bucs The Patriots piled on the points against the Bucs

It was 10 years ago, but those Patriots were just the same as today’s ones. It doesn’t matter where and it doesn’t matter the opponent, the Pats are all business.

Against the Josh Johnson-led Bucs, New England ran out to a 21-0 lead in the second quarter and didn’t look back, as Tom Brady threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns.

2010

Broncos 16-24 49ers

Frank Gore played - and scored a touchdown in - his first game in London for the 49ers Frank Gore played - and scored a touchdown in - his first game in London for the 49ers Frank Gore played – and scored a touchdown in – his first game in London for the 49ers

With San Francisco starting quarterback Alex Smith injured just days before the game, backup Troy Smith stepped in and led his team to a win in a battle of sides with losing records.

Running back Frank Gore led the way for the 49ers, carrying 29 times for 118 yards and a score. Future Hall of Fame back Gore, who became just the fourth player to pass 15,000 yards in his career last week, went on to make two more London appearances – with the 49ers again in 2014 and Colts in 2016.

2011

Bears 24-18 Buccaneers

Matt Forte juked his way to the end zone as the Bears toppled the Bucs Matt Forte juked his way to the end zone as the Bears toppled the Bucs Matt Forte juked his way to the end zone as the Bears toppled the Bucs

Sky Sports Presenter Hannah Wilkes recalled her experience in 2011, saying: “There’s always an awesome atmosphere for the London games, but with the huge UK fanbase the Bears have, this one had added electricity.

“The Bears stormed the first three quarters – Matt Forte’s 32-yard TD run got them started in style (although he later gave up a safety…mixed afternoon for him!) – but a Tampa comeback in the fourth kept the game going right to the end with the Bears defense having to do the business to close out the game.

“It was great fun to watch. On a personal note, it was the first game I’d ever been to and sparked the love affair with the sport!”

Forte had a memorable day at Wembley as he rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries – also adding 38 receiving yards for good measure. His tackle-breaking run will go down as one of the most exciting plays we’ve seen!

2012

Patriots 45-7 Rams

The Patriots have enjoyed great success across the pond The Patriots have enjoyed great success across the pond The Patriots have enjoyed great success across the pond

When the Rams drove 80 yards on the first drive of the game to take a 7-0 lead, we thought we had a game. But, like their last appearance, the Patriots ran away with the game and it was over by half-time.

Brady led touchdown drives on his first five possessions and threw four touchdowns on the day as the Patriots “did their jobs” at Wembley.

2013

Steelers 27-34 Vikings49ers 42-10 Jaguars

Adrian Peterson broke free from the Pittsburgh defense for a 60-yard touchdown run Adrian Peterson broke free from the Pittsburgh defense for a 60-yard touchdown run Adrian Peterson broke free from the Pittsburgh defense for a 60-yard touchdown run
Colin Kaepernick ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Niners thrashed the Jags Colin Kaepernick ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Niners thrashed the Jags Colin Kaepernick ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Niners thrashed the Jags

The Vikings held off Pittsburgh multiple times as they attempted to fight back, sealing the win when Everson Griffen forced a fumble on Ben Roethlisberger at the goal-line in the dying seconds. We also got to see two running back greats as Adrian Peterson exploded for 140 yards and two touchdowns, while Le’Veon Bell made his first NFL appearance, finding the end zone twice himself.

For the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick’s rushing attack managed 221 yards as San Francisco pummelled the Jaguars in their first London appearance.

2014

Dolphins 38-14 RaidersLions 22-21 FalconsCowboys 31-17 Jaguars

Ryan Tannehill threw two TDs in a Miami win Ryan Tannehill threw two TDs in a Miami win Ryan Tannehill threw two TDs in a Miami win
Matt Prater's last-second field goal won it for the Lions Matt Prater's last-second field goal won it for the Lions Matt Prater’s last-second field goal won it for the Lions
Dez Bryant had 158 yards and two touchdowns for Dallas Dez Bryant had 158 yards and two touchdowns for Dallas Dez Bryant had 158 yards and two touchdowns for Dallas

The Raiders couldn’t spring a London surprise, losing their 10th straight game as then-rookie Derek Carr was injured and left the game. The Dolphins scored 38 straight points behind a strong game by Ryan Tannehill.

I’ll always remember Atlanta’s meltdown against Detroit, as ‘Matty Ice’ Matt Ryan gave his team a 21-0 lead at the half, but crumbled in the second. Matthew Stafford led a 22-point comeback, with Matt Prater’s 48-yard field goal ending the game.

Tony Romo was in fine form in the Cowboys’ first trip to London, as he had a 138.8 passer rating and threw two TDs to Dez Bryant in a roaring Dallas victory over the Jags.

2015

Jets 27-14 DolphinsBills 31-34 JaguarsLions 10-45 Chiefs

Chris Ivory had a career day for the Jets with 166 yards Chris Ivory had a career day for the Jets with 166 yards Chris Ivory had a career day for the Jets with 166 yards
Allen Hurns' diving touchdown secured a classic win for Jacksonville Allen Hurns' diving touchdown secured a classic win for Jacksonville Allen Hurns’ diving touchdown secured a classic win for Jacksonville
Alex Smith had three total touchdowns as the Chiefs dominated Detroit Alex Smith had three total touchdowns as the Chiefs dominated Detroit Alex Smith had three total touchdowns as the Chiefs dominated Detroit

Simon Carroll, College Football Editor for The Touchdown, remembered this year fondly, telling Sky Sports: “While all 32 teams are represented in the stadiums for these games, they all bought into the Jaguars being the home team – for what felt like the first time. It was a fantastic atmosphere.

“They got the lead [up 27-3 at one point] but the Bills started slowly creeping it back and got a go-ahead touchdown with not a lot of time left on the clock.

“But then came an iconic pass from Blake Bortles to a sliding Allen Hurns who grabbed the touchdown in the corner as he went over the line. The place erupted.”

Elsewhere, the Jets topped the Dolphins in our first ever divisional matchup, while Alex Smith was in fine form for the Chiefs as they matched the 2012 Patriots for most points scored.

2016

Colts 27-30 JaguarsGiants 17-10 Rams (Twickenham)Redskins 27-27 Bengals

Blake Bortles won a close one for the second year running Blake Bortles won a close one for the second year running Blake Bortles won a close one for the second year running
Landon Collins was the star of the show in Twickenham Landon Collins was the star of the show in Twickenham Landon Collins was the star of the show in Twickenham
The Bengals and Redskins played out the first tie in the U.K.! The Bengals and Redskins played out the first tie in the U.K.! The Bengals and Redskins played out the first tie in the U.K.!

Like in 2015, the Jaguars fended off a fierce comeback – this time from the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Again, it was a Bortles-to-Hurns touchdown that provided the crucial late points.

It was also a year of firsts as the Giants – thanks to an incredible pick-six by Landon Collins – toppled the St Louis Rams in the first game at Twickenham and the Redskins and Bengals played out an entertaining tie in front of a sold-out Wembley crowd.

2017

Ravens 7-44 JaguarsSaints 20-0 DolphinsCardinals 0-33 Rams (Twickenham)Vikings 33-16 Browns (Twickenham)

Watch highlights of the Rams’ blowout against the Cardinals at Twickenham

Watch highlights of the Rams’ blowout against the Cardinals at Twickenham

Jalen Ramsey and the Jags' defense demolished Baltimore Jalen Ramsey and the Jags' defense demolished Baltimore Jalen Ramsey and the Jags’ defense demolished Baltimore
The Saints stomped on the Dolphins for the first shutout in London The Saints stomped on the Dolphins for the first shutout in London The Saints stomped on the Dolphins for the first shutout in London
Todd Gurley and the Rams had a fantastic day against their NFC West rivals Todd Gurley and the Rams had a fantastic day against their NFC West rivals Todd Gurley and the Rams had a fantastic day against their NFC West rivals
Jerick McKinnon found the end zone in the Vikings' rout of the Browns Jerick McKinnon found the end zone in the Vikings' rout of the Browns Jerick McKinnon found the end zone in the Vikings’ rout of the Browns

Four games, plus our first two shutouts as the Saints and Rams came out with dominant wins. All four winning teams went on to make the playoffs, with the Jaguars and Vikings reaching the AFC and NFC Championship games.

In their fifth game in London, we got to see the best of a feisty Jaguars’ defense as they held Baltimore QB Joe Flacco to just 28 yards until he was replaced by Ryan Mallett, who managed just 36!

2018

Seahawks 27-3 RaidersTitans 19-20 ChargersEagles 24-18 Jaguars

Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns as the Seahawks eased to a win Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns as the Seahawks eased to a win Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns as the Seahawks eased to a win
The Chargers defense came up in the clutch The Chargers defense came up in the clutch The Chargers defense came up in the clutch
Zach Ertz salutes the crowd after his touchdown for the Eagles Zach Ertz salutes the crowd after his touchdown for the Eagles Zach Ertz salutes the crowd after his touchdown for the Eagles

Continuing the previous year’s trend, all three of the winning teams from last year went on to reach the playoffs.

Last year’s memorable moment came from the Titans-Chargers game, as after pulling within one point in the final seconds, head coach Mike Vrabel elected to go for two points and the win rather than a tie. Marcus Mariota’s pass was broken up by Chargers’ safety Adrian Phillips and LA held on for the victory.

2019

7:28
The Raiders and Bears played out a thriller at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The Raiders and Bears played out a thriller at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The first game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was tremendous, as the Bears fought back from 17 points down at half-time to take a 21-17 lead over the Raiders, before Derek Carr and company drove 97 yards down the field and won the game for Oakland through rookie Josh Jacobs.

But there is more to come!

The Panthers and Buccaneers meet at the same venue this Sunday before a Wembley double-header in on October 27 and November 3, when the Bengals face the Rams followed by the Texans vs the Jaguars.