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NFL Heads to Brazil for Historic Friday Opener: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

BySamantha Jones

May 15, 2024
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In 2024, the NFL will be hosting its first game in Brazil as the Green Bay Packers take on the Philadelphia Eagles in São Paulo on September 6. This historic matchup features two playoff teams and marks the league’s first Friday opener for teams since 1970. Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy expressed excitement about this opportunity to play in front of their devoted fans in Brazil and contribute to the NFL’s international popularity and growth.

The Packers have previous experience playing outside of the United States, with several preseason games in Canada and one regular-season game in Tokyo. Their only regular-season game on foreign soil so far was a 2022 contest against the New York Giants in London, which they lost. In addition to the game in Brazil, the Packers have confirmed a game in New Orleans on February 9, 2025, with the opponent still to be determined.

Aside from the Packers vs. Eagles matchup, there will be four other international games during the 2024 NFL season, with the home teams for those contests already determined. The Carolina Panthers will host a game in Munich, while the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and Jacksonville Jaguars will all be home teams for games in London. The league’s continued global expansion is evident through these international games, showcasing the NFL’s growing popularity worldwide.

By Samantha Jones

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