In a highly anticipated announcement, the NFL revealed its upcoming international games for the 2023 season. While football enthusiasts eagerly await the full schedule, the league has given fans a taste of what’s to come with the unveiling of the international matchups.
Yes, this is the announcement to the announcement.
— NFL (@NFL) May 8, 2023
This year, a total of five games are slated to take place outside the United States, showcasing the league’s commitment to expanding its global reach. The selected games promise to deliver thrilling gridiron action to enthusiastic fans around the world.
The international games schedule is as follows:
- Week 4: Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on October 1st at Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom.
- Week 5: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills on October 8th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, United Kingdom.
- Week 6: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans on October 15th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, United Kingdom.
- Week 9: Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs on November 5th at Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany.
- Week 10: Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots on November 12th at Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany.
These matchups offer international football fans a chance to witness the excitement of live NFL games firsthand, fostering the growth of the sport around the globe. Notably, this marks a significant milestone as it will be the first time ever that two NFL games are played in Germany, a testament to the league’s dedication to expanding its European footprint.
Additionally, the 2023 season will see the Jacksonville Jaguars make history by becoming the first NFL team to play two international games in the same season. This demonstrates the Jaguars’ commitment to cultivating a global fanbase and their willingness to engage with fans beyond their home turf.
As the NFL continues to explore international opportunities, speculation arises regarding which countries may be on the league’s radar for future games. London, with its strong fan base and passion for American football, has been a popular choice for hosting international games. Many wonder if the NFL’s involvement in London will eventually culminate in the establishment of a permanent franchise across the pond.
While nothing has been confirmed, the possibility of an NFL team in London remains a tantalizing prospect for both football enthusiasts and league officials. The success of international games, combined with the growing popularity of American football globally, may pave the way for such an ambitious expansion.
As fans eagerly await the upcoming season, one thing is certain: the NFL’s commitment to bringing the excitement of football to fans around the world is stronger than ever. The international games promise to be an electrifying experience, fueling the dreams of fans who hope to one day witness an NFL team take the field on foreign soil.
The rest of the NFL schedule is set to be revealed Thursday, May 11, at 8 pm ET. on the NFL Network.
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