A History of NFL Games in Canada

A History of NFL Games in Canada

The NFL has held more than 70 games outside of the United States, including 24 in Canada.

Other frequent destinations include England (20 games), Japan (14), Mexico (8), Germany (5) and Spain (2). Australia (1999), Ireland (1997) and Sweden (1988) have also hosted NFL games.

NFL (and predecessor league) teams started travelling to Canada in 1950 to take on representatives from the CFL. Rules from both leagues were used in all eight of these matches.

The most recent such game was August 8, 1961 in Hamilton, Ontario where the Tiger-Cats defeated the Buffalo Bills 38-21.

Several NFL teams have also squared off against each other on Canadian soil, including some in regular season games.

Here is a look at all of the NFL (and predecessor league) games played in Canada since the New York Giants faced the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa Rough Riders on Aug. 12, 1950:

August 12, 1950
(Ottawa) – New York Giants 27, Ottawa Rough Riders 6

August 11, 1951
(Ottawa) – New York Giants 41, Ottawa Rough Riders 18

August 5, 1959
(Toronto) – Chicago Cardinals 55, Toronto Argonauts 26

August 3, 1960
(Toronto) – Pittsburgh Steelers 43, Toronto Argonauts 16

August 15, 1960
(Toronto) – Chicago Bears 16, New York Giants 7

August 2, 1961
(Toronto) – St. Louis Cardinals 36, Toronto Argonauts 7

August 5, 1961
(Montreal) – Chicago Bears 34, Montreal Allouettes 16

August 8, 1961
(Hamilton) – Hamilton Tiger-Cats 38, Buffalo Bills 21

August 25, 1969
(Montreal) – Detroit Lions 22, Boston Patriots 9

September 11, 1969
(Montreal) – Pittsburgh Steelers 17, New York Giants 13

August 18, 1988
(Montreal) – New York Jets 11, Cleveland Browns 7

August 9, 1990
(Montreal) – Pittsburgh Steelers 30, New England Patriots 14

August 14, 1993
(Toronto) – Cleveland Browns 12, New England Patriots 9

August 12, 1995
(Toronto) – Buffalo Bills 9, Dallas Cowboys 7

August 16, 1997
(Toronto) – Green Bay Packers 35, Buffalo Bills 3

August 15, 1998
(Vancouver) – San Francisco 49ers 24, Seattle Seahawks 21

August 14, 2008
(Toronto) – Buffalo Bills 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 21

December 7, 2008
(Toronto) – Miami Dolphins 16, Buffalo Bills 13

December 3, 2009
(Toronto) – New York Jets 19, Buffalo Bills 13

August 19, 2010
(Toronto) – Buffalo Bills 34, Indianapolis Colts 21

November 7, 2010
(Toronto) – Chicago Bears 22, Buffalo Bills 19

October 30, 2011
(Toronto) – Buffalo Bills 23, Washington Redskins 0

December 15, 2012
(Toronto) – Seattle Seahawks 50, Buffalo Bills 17

December 1, 2013
(Toronto) – Atlanta Falcons 34, Buffalo Bills 31 (OT)

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