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Players react to news of London game in 2015


We spoke with players who had been part of the London experience at historic Wembley Stadium before.

Running back Boobie Dixon and WR Mike Williams have both played regular season games in London at Wembley Stadium. Dixon while he was with the San Francisco 49ers and Williams as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"It was some great fun," said Dixon. "It was a great experience just getting to meet all the different kind of people. They've got their little accents over there. I think it's great because I'm pretty sure we've got some fans over there. It's great to explore different things and do different stuff."

Both Dixon and Williams said the time change was not much of an adjustment because the teams typically fly to England on the Tuesday prior to the game.

"We were down there for almost three days before we had to play," he said. "We practiced over there and all that. We got used to it. If we went down there and played it would've been hard."

"The time change wasn't anything," said Dixon. "Once you get there and get your sleep in and sleep in a little bit you're pretty much ready to go. We're pros so we're ready to go."

As for the atmosphere in the stadium, Dixon and Williams described it as electric. There's a lot of build up to the game during the week with player appearances around London.

"I think that's their Super Bowl really," Williams said. "That's how they celebrate there. All week long when we were walking around there were people talking about going to the game. They had no idea what teams were playing, but they were excited they were going to the game."

"They had little stuff around the town so we could meet and greet with the fans," Dixon said. "It created excitement for the game. I always think that's motivation when people are excited to see you and they want to support you. It's crazy. It's like a Super Bowl. I remember when I came out there were all types of cameras flashing. I was like, 'Wow.' It was kind of a shock for a second so it was a nice experience."

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