NFL International fixtures: Packers play Giants in London, Bucs face Seahawks in Germany

Superstar Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers face the New York Giants while Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers launch German era against the Seattle Seahawks.

The NFL have released the fixtures for their five NFL International Series games being staged this year, including the three games to be played in London.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host two games this year, with the legendary Green Bay Packers finally making the trip across to become the 32nd and final team to play in London.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will take on the New York Giants on October 9, a week after the New Orleans Saints play host to the Minnesota Vikings.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are back at Wembley Stadium as they continue to be London's adopted NFL side, and they'll welcome the Denver Broncos to the UK on October 30.

The NFL's foray into the German market is starting strong as their biggest star, seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Seattle Seahawks in Munich on November 13.

The fifth NFL International Series game sees the Arizona Cardinals host divisional rivals the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico City on November 21.

Strong line-up for London triple

It's a strong line-up for London's three games with some of the traditional powerhouses and some of the biggest names in the NFL heading over to the UK.

With the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson joining Trevor Lawrence as some of the top quarterbacks old and new will be appearing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley.

Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints (Tottenham, October 2, 2.30pm BST)

Two well-supported teams kick-off the London games this year, and two teams with a history after the famous "Minneapolis Miracle" playoff game from 2017.

The Vikings have Kirk Cousins at quarterback, Dalvin Cook at running back and Justin Jefferson at wide receiver as three top-notch skill position players - but the Saints have an uber-tough defence.

Both teams just missed the playoffs last season but will hope to get in this time around and with both in the NFC this could be an early marker of where they stand.

Both teams have played in London twice with both teams winning each time.

New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers (Tottenham, October 9, 2.30pm BST)

Two iconic names in the NFL here and two teams with huge support on this side of the Atlantic, and a fitting fixture to celebrate the Green Bay Packers finally making it over to the UK.

Aaron Rodgers will get all the attention for a game that will be one of the hottest tickets in town, as the Giants play in London for a third time having opened the series at Wembley in 2007 and also playing at Twickenham in 2016.

Brian Daboll is starting a big rebuilding job in New York so the Packers will be big favourites as they look to finally get back to the Super Bowl after recent near misses.

Denver Broncos @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Wembley, October 30, 1.30pm GMT)

The Jacksonville Jaguars are playing their ninth game in London and it's a big one with the Denver Broncos another side with a large support in the UK.

Denver have even more eyes on them now after a blockbuster trade brought QB Russell Wilson in from Seattle, in a move that propelled them into the Super Bowl conversation.

Wilson is a Super Bowl winner having played in two with the Seahawks, and having both him and former No.1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence on opposite sidelines as the Jags try to improve will make for an intriguing spectacle.

Seahawks @ Buccaneers - Munich November 13

The German market has been growing in recent years, and fans will be flocking to Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena to get a glimpse of the GOAT Tom Brady.

Nobody will have been more relieved when Brady performed his retirement U-turn than the NFL International marketing department, especially the German branch.

In the Seattle Seahawks they have a popular opposition, but one in a state of flux after Russell Wilson's departure to join the Denver Broncos.

The NFL's first ever regular season game in Germany, which will be a 3.30pm kick-off local time, will mean something as well, coming in Week 10 of the season just as things are getting serious.

Not too much is expected from the Seahawks but Pete Carroll's side always play at 100 percent, and the trip may just come at an awkward time for the Bucs as Brady chases yet another Super Bowl ring.

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