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British fans of American Football will no doubt be looking forward to the return of live NFL action this week, with three games coming up on Sky Sports.

But they will also have one eye on Sunday September 29th when the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will lock horns at Wembley Stadium in London.

2013 is a milestone year for European fans, with the NFL International Series extended to two regular season matches for the first time ever.

London has staged one game per season every year since 2007, with fans turning out en masse to see live NFL action on UK soil.

An attendance of 84,004 was recorded for New England Patriots v St. Louis Rams in October 2012, with two more bumper turnouts expected this year.

On October 27th 2013, a second regular season encounter - San Francisco 49ers v Jacksonville Jaguars - will be staged at England's national stadium.

As such, British fans will have another opportunity to watch live NFL action outside of the US.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said bringing another game to the UK would only help increase the popularity of American Football in Britain.

"We are excited to play two games in London and take this next step in the growth of our game," he stated.

Where the rest of the season is concerned, Sky Sports will broadcast live coverage throughout 2013-14, including the play-offs and Super Bowl.

TV viewers can look forward to action each week on the subscription sports platform, with shows broadcast from Sky's revamped NFL studio.

This week, Sky Sports announced on Twitter that creative designers are busy working on a new set, to be ready for the first live match on Thursday September 5th.

NFL fans can watch last year's Super Bowl winners the Baltimore Ravens travel to the Denver Broncos at midnight - so it might be worth setting your Sky+ recorder if you can’t stay up late.

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