What you need to know about the NFL London Game, by the numbers

Since the 2007 season, the NFL has hosted at least one regular season game in London's Wembley Stadium every year. On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars are set to face off in the first such game this season -- but there's a lot you may not know about the tradition known as the NFL International Series. 

The first time the NFL sent teams to play in London was actually for a 1986 preseason game, when the Chicago Bears defeated the Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in what was then called the "American Bowl." The American Bowl was held during the preseason for six years after that first matchup

The inaugural game of the International Series as we know it today saw the New York Giants face off against Miami Dolphins in 2007. It was the first regular season NFL game ever played outside of North America.

Look back at the past 10 years of the NFL in London:

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NFL games at Wembley Stadium through the years
LONDON - OCTOBER 27: The New York Giants practice during the final walk through before their game against the Miami Dolphins on October 27, 2007 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 28: New York Giants fans Franklin Smith and Christian Coffee pose in front of the stadium prior to to the NFL Bridgestone International Series match between New York Giants and Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadim on October 28, 2007 in London, England. This is the first ever regular season NFL match to be played outside of the United States. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Quarter-back Eli Manning of the New York Giants runs in for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the international series NFL game at Wembley Stadium in London 28 October 2007. An estimated one million ticket requests were made for the 90,000-seat stadium for the first competitive NFL fixture to be played outside the Americas. AFP PHOTO ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 26: Spectators walk towards the stadium ahead of the Bridgestone International Series NFL match between San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 26: Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers makes a call during the Bridgestone International Series NFL match between San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Steve Gregory (bottom) of the San Diego Chargers tackles Billy Miller of the New Orleans Saints during the International Series NFL match between San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium in London on October 26, 2008 AFP PHOTO/Ben Stansall (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Fans make their way to the stadium prior to the NFL International Series match between New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2009 in London, England. This is the third occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter the field before the NFL International Series match between New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2009 in London, England. This is the third occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Soldiers hold up flags of the United Kingdom and United States of America before the NFL International Series match between New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2009 in London, England. This is the third occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: A general view of the NFL International Series match between New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2009 in London, England. This is the third occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Tom Hevezi/Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Rock band My Chemical Romance entertain the crowd before the NFL International Series match between Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on October 31, 2010 in London, England. This is the fourth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Knowshon Moreno #27 of Denver Broncos is tackled by Taylor Mays #23 of San Francisco 49ers during the NFL International Series match between Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on October 31, 2010 in London, England. This is the fourth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Frank Gore #21 of San Francisco 49ers scores their third touchdown during the NFL International Series match between Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on October 31, 2010 in London, England. This is the fourth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: NFL fans arrive at Wembley prior to the NFL International Series match between Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 23, 2011 in London, England. This is the fifth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: D.J. Moore #30 of the Chicago Bears celebrates with Zack Bowman #35 of the Chicago Bears after he makes a game winning interception during the NFL International Series match between Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 23, 2011 in London, England. This is the fifth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
A squirrel runs onto the field of play at Wembley Stadium during the NFL American Football match in London, Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Chicago Bears (Photo by Matthew Ashton/AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: St.Louis Rams run out on the field prior to the NFL International Series match between the New England Patriots and the St.Louis Rams at Wembley Stadium on October 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Justin Francis #94 of the New England Patriots and Chandler Jones #95 of the New England Patriots celebrate after sacking the quarterback during the NFL International Series match between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams at Wembley Stadium on October 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Minnesota Vikings fans welcome their team prior to the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a catchduring the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Action during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Fans make their way up Wembley Way ahead of the NFL International Series game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: #85 Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers scores a touchdown during the NFL International Series game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: A general view during the NFL International Series game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
October 27, 2013 London, England. San Francisco 49er's fans pose in front of Wembley Stadium prior to the NFL International Series game San Francisco 49ers v Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Stephen Bartholomew/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Fans arrive at the stadium prior to kickoff during the NFL match between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on September 28, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Raider fans enjoy the prematch atmosphere during the NFL match between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on September 28, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Lamar Miller #26 of the Miami Dolphins scores his team's second touchdown on a nine yard rush during the NFL match between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on September 28, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: A general view of the action during the NFL match between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on September 28, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: A general view prior to the NFL match between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Theo Riddick #25 of the Detroit Lions charges forward during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: A general view during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Nicky Hayes/NFL/Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions kicks a 48 yard field to win the game during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: C.J. Spillman #37 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after making a fumble recovery during the NFL week 10 match between the Jackson Jaguars and the Dallas Cowboys at Wembley Stadium on November 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Miami Dolphins fans show their support prior to the game against New York Jets at Wembley Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Trowbridge/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets is tackled by Brent Grimes #21 of the Miami Dolphins during the game at Wembley Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: A marching band performs prior to the start of the match during the NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Handout)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Tyson Alualu #93 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is tackled during the NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
25 October 2015: Atmosphere before the International Series Game 13 between the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars, played at Wembley Stadium in London, England. (Photo by Mark Davison/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Mark Davison/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
25 October 2015: London UK Wembley Stadium, London UK, NFL: OCT 25 International Series - Bills Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL - Atmosphere, (Photo by Ricky Swift/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Ricky Swift/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Kansas City Chiefs fans make noise during the NFL match between Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium on November 01, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Players cleats during the NFL game between Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium on November 01, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Spectators make their way to the stadium ahead of the NFL International Series match between Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: A general view during the NFL International Series match between Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Fans enjoy the atmosphere during the NFL game between Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Telvin Smith of Jacksonville makes his way on to the pitch ahead of the NFL International Series match between Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass during the NFL International Series Game between Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium on October 30, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) A general view during the NFL International Series match between Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium on October 30, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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Interest in the games has steadily grown. Nearly a quarter million fans attended the three matchups hosted in London in 2016, setting a new record for the overseas games.

The Jags and Ravens are the first such matchup this year, but they aren't the only teams meeting across the pond in 2017. Eight total teams will line up opposite each other in London this season -- more than the NFL has ever sent before.

By the end of 2017-18, 26 of the league's 32 teams will have played at least one game in London over the 10 years of the International Series' existence. Teams who have not yet made the trip across the pond include the Seahawks, Texans, Packers, Panthers, Titans and Eagles. 

The Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars are set to face off at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday, September 24, with kickoff scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time

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