ESPN Plus and the NFL have announced that a game will air exclusively on the streaming site next season. This announcement came when the NFL announced the international games they planned to host this upcoming season. The exclusive game on the streaming service will take place in London, England when the Denver Broncos take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. It will be the first time an NFL game has aired exclusively on this streaming service and shows a continuing trend of the NFL partnering with streaming services.
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— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) May 4, 2022
The NFL also announced five international games set for this upcoming game. They will feature three games in London, England, one game in Mexico City, Mexico, and the first-ever NFL game in Munich, Germany. The London games include the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints on October 2nd, the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers on October 9th, and the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars on October 30th (on ESPN Plus). The game in Mexico City will be between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals on November 21st. Finally, the first-ever game in Munich will feature the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks on November 13th.
NFL’s full 2022 International Series:
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 4, 2022
The NFL has expanded into streaming services over the past few seasons. Partnering with ESPN Plus makes sense considering the sports theme that the streaming service already has. International games are also expanding and soon the NFL may again visit the idea of expanding into an international city more permanently. London has long been thought to be the city that could land an NFL team.