The NFL will announce its full 2023 schedule on May 11th, but details are already starting to come out about some of the league’s upcoming signature games, including the New England Patriots’ visit to Germany this season in the NFL’s International Series.
The German newspaper Bild’s Max Schrader reports that the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots will meet for a game at Frankfurt’s Deutsche Bank Park in Nov. 2023 as part of the NFL’s international series.
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Chicago Bears. It should be noted that the league has not yet confirmed this by releasing their schedule.
Both games are scheduled to take place during either Week 10 or Week 11 of the upcoming season.
The NFL has been growing in popularity in Germany in recent years. While American football is not as widely played or followed in Germany as soccer or basketball, there are still many fans of the sport in the country. The NFL has been trying to capitalize on this by expanding its presence in Germany.
In addition to playing games, the NFL has been broadcasting games on German television and streaming platforms, and has been increasing its marketing and social media efforts to engage with German fans.
Currently, there is no official NFL team based in Germany, but the NFL has expressed interest in expanding their presence in Europe and has considered Germany as a potential location.