INTERNATIONAL GAMES
American Bowl
(1986-2005)
The American Bowl was played in July/August as part of the NFL's pre-season schedule, and was played abroad to promote American Football across the world. 2005 marked the 12th time that the American Bowl had been played in Tokyo, Japan and was the first in 2 years. The International Series has since taken over this event, hence the reason why no further games have been played. It was ultimately a monumental success as it brought the NFL to the Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the UK.

*-Games attended
Photos from my early NFL games at Wembley Stadium (the New Wembley Stadium sits on the site of this stadium). Thanks to my Dad, Nigel Thomas (Nigel Thomas Associates) for digging out the pictures especially of me at the 1991 game in my 49ers hat.


1 2 3 4
1986 (3 AUG) 1987 (9 AUG) 1988 (31 JUL) 1989 (1) (6 AUG)
CHICAGO BEARS LOS ANGELES RAMS MIAMI DOLPHINS LOS ANGELES RAMS
d.Dallas Cowboys 17-6 d.Denver Broncos 28-7 d.San Francisco 49ers 27-21 d.San Francisco 49ers 16-13
(LONDON, ENGLAND) (LONDON, ENGLAND) (LONDON, ENGLAND) (TOKYO, JAPAN)
5 6 7 8
1989 (2) (6 AUG) 1990 (1) (5 AUG) 1990 (2) (5 AUG) 1990 (3) (9 AUG)
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES DENVER BRONCOS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS PITTSBURGH STEELERS
d.Cleveland Browns 17-13
d.Seattle Seahawks 10-7
d.LA Raiders 17-10
d.New England Patriots 30-14
(LONDON, ENGLAND) (TOKYO, JAPAN) (LONDON, ENGLAND) (MONTREAL, CANADA)
9 10 11 12
1990 (4) (11 AUG) 1991 (1) (28 JUL)* 1991 (2) (3 AUG) 1991 (3) (4 AUG)
LOS ANGELES RAMS BUFFALO BILLS SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS MIAMI DOLPHINS
d.Kansas City Chiefs 19-3
d.Philadelphia Eagles 17-13
d.Chicago Bears 21-7
d.LA Raiders 19-17
(BERLIN, GERMANY) (LONDON, ENGLAND) (BERLIN, GERMANY) (TOKYO, JAPAN)
13 14 15 16
1992 (1) (2 AUG) 1992 (2) (15 AUG) 1992 (3) (16 AUG)* 1993 (1) (1 AUG)
HOUSTON OILERS MIAMI DOLPHINS SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
d.Dallas Cowboys 34-13
d.Denver Broncos 31-27
d.Washington Redskins 17-15
d.Philadelphia Eagles 28-16
(TOKYO, JAPAN) (BERLIN, GERMANY) (LONDON, ENGLAND) (TOKYO, JAPAN)
17 18 19
1993 (2) (1 AUG) 1993 (3) (7 AUG) 1993 (4) (8 AUG)
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS MINNESOTA VIKINGS DALLAS COWBOYS DETROIT LIONS
d.Pittsburgh Steelers 21-14 d.Buffalo Bills 20-6 13 13 (OT)
(BARCELONA, SPAIN) (BERLIN, GERMANY) (LONDON, ENGLAND)
20 21 22 23
1994 (1) (31 JUL) 1994 (2) (7 AUG) 1994 (3) (13 AUG) 1994 (4) (15 AUG)
OAKLAND RAIDERS MINNESOTA VIKINGS NEW YORK GIANTS HOUSTON OILERS
d.Denver Broncos 25-22 (OT) d.Kansas City Chiefs 17-9 d.San Diego Chargers 28-20 d.Dallas Cowboys 6-0
(BARCELONA, SPAIN) (TOKYO, JAPAN) (BERLIN, GERMANY) (MEXICO CITY, MEXICO)
24 25 26 27
1995 (1) (6 AUG) 1995 (2) (12 AUG) 1996 (1) (28 JUL) 1996 (2) (5 AUG)
DENVER BRONCOS BUFFALO BILLS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
d.San Francisco 49ers 24-10 d.Dallas Cowboys 9-7 d.Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 d.Dallas Cowboys 32-6
(TOKYO, JAPAN) (TORONTO, CANADA) (TOKYO, JAPAN) (MONTERREY, MEXICO)
28 29 30 31
1997 (1) (27 JUL) 1997 (2) (4 AUG) 1997 (3) (16 AUG) 1998 (1) (2 AUG)
PITTSBURGH STEELERS MIAMI DOLPHINS GREEN BAY PACKERS GREEN BAY PACKERS
d.Chicago Bears 30-17 d.Denver Broncos 38-19 d.Buffalo Bills 35-3 d.Kansas City Chiefs 27-14 (OT)
(DUBLIN, IRELAND) (MEXICO CITY, MEXICO) (TORONTO, CANADA) (TOKYO, JAPAN)
32 33 34 35
1998 (2) (15 AUG) 1998 (3) (17 AUG) 1999 (8 AUG) 2000 (6 AUG)
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS DENVER BRONCOS ATLANTA FALCONS
d.Seattle Seahawks 24-21 d.Dallas Cowboys 21-13 d.San Diego Chargers 20-17 d.Dallas Cowboys 20-9
(VANCOUVER, CANADA) (MEXICO CITY, MEXICO) (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA) (TOKYO, JAPAN)
36 37 38 39
2000 (19 AUG) 2001 (27 AUG) 2002 (3 AUG) 2003 (2 AUG)
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS DALLAS COWBOYS WASHINGTON REDSKINS TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
d.Pittsburgh Steelers 24-23 d.Oakland Raiders 21-6 d.San Francisco 49ers 38-7 d.NY Jets 30-14
(MEXICO CITY, MEXICO) (MEXICO CITY, MEXICO) (OSAKA, JAPAN) (TOKYO, JAPAN)

40
2005 (6 AUG)
ATLANTA FALCONS
d.Indianapolis Colts 27-21
(TOKYO, JAPAN)