|15.08.1994||Mexico City||Houston Oilers||6||Dallas Cowboys||0|
|05.08.1996||Monterrey||Kansas City Chiefs||32||Dallas Cowboys||6|
|04.08.1997||Mexico City||Miami Dolphins||38||Denver Broncos||19|
|17.08.1998||Mexico City||New England Patriots||21||Dallas Cowboys||3|
|19.08.2000||Mexico City||Indianapolis Colts||24||Pittsburgh Steelers||23|
|27.08.2001||Mexico City||Dallas Cowboys||21||Oakland Raiders||6|
The first International game played by the National Football League outside of Canada was in tokyo, Japan, in 1976, and this was followed by a match in Mexico City in 1978 (see National Football League Intercontinental 1972-1978 for more details).
Beginning with matches in London in 1986, the American Bowl was a preseason Bowl game played in International cities until 2005, when the focus became Regular Season matches Internationally.
In 1994 the first American Bowl matches were played in Mexico, with a Cowboy-theme for one of the sides in each of the six matches: Dallas Cowboys four times, Denver Broncos once and Indianapolis Colts once. The Cowboys lost the first three matches they played, to the Oilers, Chiefs and Patriots, before winning against the Oakland Raiders. Similarly, the Broncos lost their game, before the Colts won against the Steelers.
The first Regular Season match in Mexico was played in 2005.
 National Football League (2014) “2014 National Football League Record & Factbook | International Games” pg. 508. New York, USA
Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith & Michael Brophy, Irish American Football Association
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