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Detroit Lions team official believes they will play Chiefs in Germany


The NFL has announced the international games schedule for the upcoming season, with five AFC teams scheduled to be the home team. The games are part of the league’s efforts to bring American football to a global audience. The Detroit Lions are believed to be playing against the Kansas Chiefs in Germany, according to one team official. Detroit was supposed to play the Jacksonville Jaguars overseas in London in 2020, but the games were canceled due to the pandemic.

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Key points:

  • The NFL is bringing American football to a global audience by scheduling international games
  • Five AFC teams will be the home team in the international games
  • The Chiefs and Patriots will host their games in Germany in 2023
  • The Lions are believed to be playing against the Chiefs in Germany, according to one team official
  • The 2020 international games were canceled due to the pandemic

The Big Picture: NFL’s efforts to expand globally

The NFL has been expanding its reach globally over the past few years, with efforts to bring American football to fans in Germany, Mexico, and the UK. The international games are an opportunity for fans around the world to experience the excitement of American football and to see some of the league’s biggest stars in action. For the Lions, playing in Germany is a chance to connect with fans in a new market and showcase their team to an international audience.

International Games By the Numbers

The Detroit Lions have not played overseas since 2015

  • Five AFC teams are scheduled to be the home team in the international games
  • The Lions were scheduled to play the Jacksonville Jaguars overseas in London in 2020, but the games were canceled due to the pandemic

What they are saying

“Our fans in Germany, Mexico and the UK can look forward to seeing some of the most iconic names and biggest stars in the League and enjoying an incredible series of events,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL executive vice president, club business and league events. (Source: NFL Communications)

  • “The Lions believe they will play the Chiefs in Germany in 2023, per one team official,” said NFL reporter Ben Volin of The Boston Globe. (Source: The Boston Globe)

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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