Giants beat Dolphins in historic day for NFL
The first NFL regular season game ever to be played in London ended Sunday with the New York Giants beating the Miami Dolphins 13-10.
The crowd of 81,176, according to BBC, packed into Wembley Stadium watched as the Giants recorded their sixth consecutive victory, while dropping the Dolphins to 0-8 for the first time in franchise history.
The crowd did express their displeasure with the Giants at the end of the game for kneeling the ball to run out the clock following a botched onside kick attempt by the Dolphins. Kneeling the ball at the end of a game to do this is a very common tactic in the game.
The trip to London got mixed reaction from players and coaches.
"I'll be glad to give my opinion to the commissioner with the issues that came up," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said.
According to the Associated Press, most of those issues included the transportation, the fact of flying that
far to play the game, and the jet lag from the long flight.
"We won, so obviously it was worth it," Giants defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora said. Umenyiora was born in London.