The first game of the National Football League (NFL) on German soil is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Seattle Seahawks. On November 13, star Tom Brady and Bucks hosted his Seahawks on a transitional period. A duel of prestige awaits the Green Bay Packers at its overseas premiere.
At the Allianz Arena in Munich, the German NFL premiere saw a duel between two champions. The Buccaneers were able to win their second title of the 2020/21 season after 2003, led by Brady – and in front of their home fans. Seattle took the crown in the 2013-14 season.
Although the Seahawks are one of the most popular NFL teams in Europe due to their successes over the past ten years, they are in turmoil after leaving prominent quarterback Russell Wilson and defenseman Bobby Wagner, among others. On the other hand, the “Bucs” are also considered contenders for the title this year.
This is mainly due to Brady, who was quick to step out of retirement in February. Less than two months after his departure, the 45-year-old announced that he had not yet arrived at the end of his journey. In addition to Brady, wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Goodwin, left tackle Donovan Smith and defender Lafonte David are among the stars of the Florida team.
Green Bay for the first time in Europe
The Packers around Aaron Rodgers, who was again the most valuable player (MVP) in the NFL last season, will meet the New York Giants on October 9 at Tottenham’s stadium in London in a duel between four-time Super Bowl winners. Green Bay is the 32nd and last team to play a match in the British capital.
The Giants, on the other hand, are in London for the third time. In 2007, the New York team won the NFL premiere at Wembley Stadium against the Miami Dolphins 13-10. The first NFL game in rugby for Mecca Twickenham against the Los Angeles Rams also went to the Giants 17:10.
Extensive international programme
In addition to the Packers – Giants, three more matches of the International Series will be played in London. Before that, on October 2, the New Orleans Saints will meet the Minnesota Vikings at Tottenham Hotspur. On October 30, the Jacksonville Jaguars wrapped up at Wembley against the Denver Broncos British Festival. However, the NFL still has one “international series” game in Talon: On November 21, the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals will face off at Aztec Stadium in Mexico City.