BREAKING: NFL In Germany Becoming A Reality Very Soon

Published 10/09/2021, 8:10 PM EDT


The NFL is taking steps to expand its International Series further than London and Mexico City. According to the NFL reports, the league is taking critical steps towards playing its regular season games in Germany. The plan could come to fruition as early as 2022.

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The NFL is yet to announce Germany’s three final cities as per the proposals requested by the league for future regular season games this past June. This step by the NFL will enable it to reach every fan in every corner of the world as soon as possible.

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NFL commits to reach a wider fanbase

The league is already committed to its games being hosted in London and Mexico City. Now, with the inclusion of venues in Germany too, the league will definitely make advancements in its fanbase at an international level.

As per Monday Night Football reporter Melissa Stark, people have started wearing jerseys of their favourite teams, as the NFL fever has started to take over London.

This April, in relation to the expansion of the regular season to 17 games per franchise, the league owners approved a new scheduling formula for games at international venues. There will be at least four games played internationally every season starting next year. Each team will take turns to host an international game every eight seasons.

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NFL started its International Series in 2007 and has till now hosted a total of 28 regular season games in London and three in Mexico City. Except for the Green Bay Packers, the initiative has featured every franchise in the NFL so far.

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However, the league had to cancel its five scheduled games in London and Mexico City for the 2020 season due to the pandemic. Now, the league is about to contest its first international game after nearly two years.

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On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons will play against the New York Jets at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Followed by a week 6 matchup between Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins at the same venue.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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