On Sunday, the Bears and Buccaneers will play at Wembley Stadium in England. Though NFL teams have been playing a regular season game in England for the past five years, the league has been visiting England since the mid '80s as part of the American Bowl series, which promoted football in other countries. In honor of this weekend's game, here are some classic photos of the NFL in England. In this photo, members of the Minnesota Vikings pose outside of Wembley Stadium before a preseason game.
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Tom Landry and Ed "Too Tall" Jones
This Cowboys duo doesn't need the rest of the police uniform to be intimidating, Jones' 6-foot-9 frame seems to be enough.
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Walter Payton and Phil Collins
Payton gives the pop singer's son Simon an autograph before a workout in London.
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Unable to find a British police hat, Singletary borrows the next best thing, a top hat from a hotel doorman.
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Tony Dorsett and Tony Hill
Cowboys' players Tony Dorsett (left) and Tony Hill take some touristy photos outside of Buckingham Palace.
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Elway didn't even make it to the football stadium before two London police officers pretended to arrest him.
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Dan Reeves and John Robinson
Before a Broncos-Rams exhibition game in London both coaches sample the local headwear.
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Former Miami quarterback Dan Marino is escorted off of the Wembley Stadium field for attempting to play football on it.
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William "The Refridgerator" Perry
The Fridge seems to have enjoyed his time in London, or at least the company of the NFL Europe cheerleaders.
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Reggie Bush and David Beckham
Beckham gives the other kind of football a try with Reggie Bush in Madrid, Spain.
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Gordon Brown and Steve Tisch
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets with Giants' co-owner Steve Tisch inside his office, possibly to discuss the release of Eli Manning.
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Miami Dolphins cheerleaders
Miami cheerleaders pose outside of the Houses of Parliament in London.
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Giants' quarterback Eli Manning escapes from Gordon Brown's office, but was forced to leave his jersey and game ball with the British Prime Minister.
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Jason and Katina Taylor
Taylor poses with his wife Katina and a Yeoman Warder outside of The Tower of London.
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New Orleans Saints Cheerleaders
New Orleans cheerleaders ride on a Mardi Gras-style float during the halftime show of the Saints-Chargers regular season game at Wembley Stadium.
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New England Patriots cheerleaders
New England cheerleaders make friends with local law enforcement in London.
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The Wembley Stadium gift shop features some gear from an unfamiliar American sport.
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The British dance group performs at Trafalgar Square in London before a Broncos-49ers regular season game at Wembley Stadium.
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