Taking the London Giants back to face the pack.
The Giants will take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 9 at 9:30 a.m. ET, the NFL announced Wednesday morning.
“It is always an honor to represent the NFL at the international level,” head coach Brian Dabol said in a statement. “We have a lot of work to do between now and then.”
The Giants are 2–0 all-time in London with victories at Wembley Stadium (2007) and Twickenham Stadium (2016). The home team for this October 9 clash, the Packers, would debut internationally as the 32nd NFL franchise to have played in London since 2007.
“Our fans in the UK have always been extremely loyal and passionate,” Giants Chief Commercial Officer Pete Guilly said in a statement. “There are two memorable games of the organization in front of London fans, and we look forward to joining them in the game this fall.”
The Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 13–10 at Wembley Stadium in the NFL’s first regular season game on October 28, 2007 in London. They then defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 17–10, at Twickenham Stadium on October. 23, 2016. Eli Manning was the quarterback for both wins.
They will now play for the first time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which opened in north London in 2019 and seats approximately 60,600 for American football games.
Last season, Tottenham hosted the Falcons 27–20 over the Jets and the Jaguars 27–23 over the Dolphins last season. The league has played 30 games in London: 23 at Wembley, four at Tottenham Hotspur and three at Twickenham.
The Giants-Packers is one of the NFL’s five 2022 international games that were made official on Wednesday morning. Two other games will take place in London: the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 2, and the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 30.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL’s first regular season game on November 13 in Germany. They will play at the Allianz Arena in Munich, home of FC Bayern Munich of the Bundesliga. And the Arizona Cardinals will host the San Francisco 49ers at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on November 21 at 8 p.m. ET.
The NFL will release its full 2022 regular season schedule on May 12. Giants already know their home and street opponents; They are just waiting for the dates and times.
They will host Cowboys, Eagles, Commanders, Ravens, Panthers, Bears, Lions, Texans and Colts. And they will visit Cowboys, Eagles, Commanders, Packers, Jaguars, Vikings, Seahawks and Titans.
The plus side of Wednesday’s news: The Giants won’t need to go to Lambeau Field in winter. Bad news: Dabol will have to take his team across the Atlantic Ocean to defeat the four-time MVP quarterback at Rodgers.