Week 4’s UK matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins is slated for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff on Sunday, October 1. The only bad news is that means it’s 8:30 a.m. for the locals. On the flip side, you can grab your cup of coffee and breakfast to enjoy watching the black and gold play.
CONFIRMED: @Saints vs. @MiamiDolphins at @wembleystadium will be a 2:30pm kickoff.— NFL UK (@NFLUK) April 10, 2017
kickoff times for other London 2017 games tbc.#NFLUK pic.twitter.com/Ua25xaugJL
As Pro Football Talk pointed out, the NFL was looking to scrap the early morning kickoffs in London. However, that looks to be folly for the sake of this game. Perhaps the money gained over there outweighs ratings? Who knows.
This is considered a road game for the Saints, and the extended trip across the pond could cause the team to take an early bye week. However, we won’t really know that until the schedule drops in the next two weeks or so.
The last time the Saints played in the UK was back in the 2008 season, in which they defeated the Chargers 37-32.