Tom Brady to lead Bucs in NFL German debut

Staff WritersReuters
Tom Brady will be the star attraction when the NFL comes to Germany for the first time.
Camera IconTom Brady will be the star attraction when the NFL comes to Germany for the first time. Credit: AP

Seven-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Seattle Seahawks in the first National Football League regular season game played in Germany.

The NFL also announced the matchups for four other international games for the 2022 season with three in London and another in Mexico City.

Brady, who retired at the end of last season but then reversed his decision in March, will provide a marquee name when the Buccaneers take the field on November 13 at Munich's Allianz Arena as the NFL expands its European footprint.

The league has scheduled back-to-back games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London with the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings on October 2 and the Green Bay Packers against the New York Giants the following Sunday.

London will be familiar ground for Saints, Vikings and Giants who will all be playing in the capital for a third time while it will be the first trip to England for the Packers.

Wembley Stadium on October 30 will host the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars, who played at Tottenham last season and return to Wembley where they played a game for seven straight seasons.

Mexico City will host the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals on November 21 in a rematch of the NFL's first regular-season game played outside the United States.

In 2005, the teams played at the Aztec Stadium with 103,467 fans in attendance, the eighth-largest crowd in NFL history.

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