Seattle Seahawks will meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL's first game ever played in Germany
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will ultimately face the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League's first regular-season football game in Germany, the league confirmed on May 4, 2022.
The NFL also announced that the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play one other on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. ET in Munich, Germany's storied Allianz Arena, which serves as F. C. Bayern Munich's home stadium.
The three NFL regular-season games planned for London, England
The three regular-season NFL games that will be held in London, England for the next 2022–2023 NFL season were also made public by the National Football League. On Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. ET, the New Orleans Saints will take on the Minnesota Vikings in the first of those three games.
The Green Bay Packers will play the New York Giants in the second London NFL game on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 9:30 a. m. ET in the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will meet the Denver Broncos in the third and last of the three NFL games on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. ET at renowned Wembley Stadium.
This year's NFL games will take place in Mexico City.
The Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers will participate in a special Monday Night Football NFL football game at Estadio Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 21, 2022, in addition to the four NFL regular-season games noted above that are scheduled to be played in Europe.
It will be the fourth NFL game to ever be held in that high-altitude venue. The Houston Texans were defeated by the Oakland Raiders 27–20 in 2016, the New England Patriots by the Los Angeles Chargers 33–8 in 2017, and the Kansas City Chiefs by the Los Angeles Chargers 24–17 in 2019.
The NFL Game in Mexico City That Was Postponed
The Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs were originally scheduled to play in Mexico City during the 2019–2020 NFL season, but the game had to be moved to Los Angeles, California as a result of the terrible playing conditions at the Estadio Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico, just before it was scheduled to take place.
Some NFL Franchise History from International NFL Competition
The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Arizona Cardinals in their lone international game in 2017 at Twickenham Stadium in London, England, with a final score of 33 to 0. Fortunately, the San Francisco 49ers are 2-0 in NFL games played abroad after winning at Wembley Stadium in London, England, by scores of 24-10 against the Denver Broncos in 2010 and 42-10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013.
Seattle Seahawks vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be going for their first victory in an NFL regular-season game played outside of the country. In their last three NFL games played in London, England, they had a cumulative record of 0 and 3. The New England Patriots defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35–7 in 2009, the Chicago Bears defeated them 24–18 in 2011, and the Carolina Panthers defeated them 37–26 in 2019.
The Seattle Seahawks will play their third regular-season NFL game ever outside of the United States when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this upcoming thrilling contest. In 2012, they overcame the Buffalo Bills in Toronto, and in 2018, they triumphed over the Oakland Raiders in London.
Aaron Donkor, a linebacker with the Seattle Seahawks who was acquired last season as part of the NFL's new International Player Pathway Program, is incredibly a German-born player. Donkor is originally from Achern, Germany, which is located about 200 miles west of Munich. He served as a member of the Seattle Seahawks practice squad during the 2021–2022 NFL season. Just this week, Aaron Donkor received a second roster exemption from the Seattle Seahawks.
The National Football League also just just revealed that they will have 4 NFL games in Germany over the course of the next 4 NFL seasons, with 2 games each in Munich, Germany, and Frankfurt, Germany. This announcement was made back in February of 2022. This is a wise choice that will help the National Football League broaden its influence around the world.
For an international NFL regular-season football game, Germany is a fantastic venue. In my opinion, it will also be a wonderful experience for the players, staff, and supporters of the Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and any other NFL teams who play there in the near future.
The Green Bay Packers were the only NFL franchise among those listed above that had never participated in an international NFL match. The NFL's first international game was played at Wembley Stadium back in 2007 and the New York Giants, who are shockingly 2-0 abroad, defeated the Miami Dolphins 13–10. In 2016, the New York Giants defeated the then-Los Angeles Rams 17–10 at Twickenham Stadium.
Pete Guelli, the chief commercial officer of the New York Giants, said, "Our fan base in the U. K. has always been tremendously devoted and enthusiastic. The team has played two fantastic games in front of the London supporters, and we look forward to interacting with them before the game this fall.
The New Orleans Saints have won two games in London, England. In 2006, they defeated the San Diego Chargers 37–32, and in 2017, they handily crushed the Miami Dolphins 20–0 at Wembley Stadium. In 2013 at Wembley Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings trounced the Pittsburgh Steelers 34–27, and in 2017 at Twickenham Stadium, they thrashed the Cleveland Browns 33–16.
The International NFL History of the Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars will play a regular-season NFL football game abroad of the United States on a record-setting ninth occasion this year. which surpasses that of every other NFL franchise. There have been five overseas NFL games between the Miami Dolphins and the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have played all of their international games in London, England, and have compiled a 4 and 4 overall record in those games. Since 2013, the Jacksonville Jags have played in the UK every year, with the exception of the NFL season in 2020–2021 because of the devastating and upsetting COVID–19 outbreak.
The National Football League's second-longest losing streak—20 games—was snapped by the Jacksonville Jaguars last season when they defeated the Miami Dolphins 23–20 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The National Football League and the Jacksonville Jaguars have even reached an agreement on a three-year contract that will allow the Jacksonville Jaguars to host a home game at Wembley Stadium each year of the arrangement through the 2024–2025 NFL season.
After losing to the San Francisco 49ers 24 to 10 at Wembley Stadium in 2010, the Denver Broncos are 0 and 1 outside of the United States.
The NFL choosing the Denver Broncos to participate in its International Series in London is a fantastic honor, according to George Paton, general manager of the Denver Broncos. "Broncos Country is everywhere, and competing overseas is the ideal way to expand our game and attract fans from all over the world. The chance to play the Jaguars at storied Wembley Stadium excites everyone in our organization.
The featured game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Denver Broncos will also be the first NFL game to be televised on ESPN + in order to promote National Football League games overseas.
The NFL has a clear plan for how they aim to grow their global influence over the next ten or more years. They aspire to develop into organizations more like to the National Basketball Association (NBA) or the National Hockey League (NHL), where they may profit from markets more than simply the American one.