Broadcast RF were on site at Wembley Stadium as a new chapter was written in the NFL history booked this weekend, as the Detroit Lions faced the Atlanta Falcons in the second International Series match of the NFL season.
Broadcast RF supplied two HD wireless radio camera systems, one which operated pitch-side for coverage of the match, and the other which operated in the stands as a ‘Fan-Cam’ that was relayed live on the Wembley screens.
In addition to the systems working inside the stadium, two HD wireless radio camera systems were deployed outside the front of the stadium in order to capture pre-match action as 80,000+ NFL fanatics made their way to Wembley. Pictures were received locally and re-transmitted to a screen outside Wembley Arena at the NFL ‘Fan-Zone’.
A high-scoring game was inevitable thanks to the attacking style of play that both teams are notorious for. The Atlanta Falcons played a great first half and headed into the break with a 21-0 lead, after scoring from three of their first four drives.
The first sign of hope for the Lions came from a 103-yard touchdown by Rashean Mathis, which ended up being ruled out because of a penalty. The tables were turned from that moment on, and the Falcons crumbled under pressure. The second half was just as one-sided as the first, but this time in Lions’ favour.
Lions had scored 19 and trailed by just 2 points with only moments to play. Falcons looked set to hold on, but with just 4 seconds on the clock, Lions were awarded a delay-of-game penalty. Placekicker Matt Prater stepped up, and from 48 yards out, single handedly won the game for his team.
The end result, Lions 22 – 21 Falcons, saw the two teams make up a more than 675 yards between them in 125 plays, and marks the 3rd largest comeback win in franchise history.