National Football League American Bowl Preseason Games in Mexico 1994-2001


15.08.1994Mexico CityHouston Oilers6Dallas Cowboys0
05.08.1996MonterreyKansas City Chiefs32Dallas Cowboys6
04.08.1997Mexico CityMiami Dolphins38Denver Broncos19
17.08.1998Mexico CityNew England Patriots21Dallas Cowboys3
19.08.2000Mexico CityIndianapolis Colts24Pittsburgh Steelers23
27.08.2001Mexico CityDallas Cowboys21Oakland Raiders6
National Football League American Bowls in Mexico 1994-2001 [Ref: 1]


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.



[1] 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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