Packers could play in London next season

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Only six teams have yet to play in London. The NFL wants to make sure they do. Soon.

The Packers are one of the six teams, and according to ESPN, signs point to them having a game against the Rams in London next season. The Rams have agreed to play one home game in London annually from 2016-19, and the Packers are on their home schedule for 2018.

“[There is] a desire to try to get the other six teams that haven’t been over as well,” NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “It’s not the be-all and end-all, but you kind of like to get closer to have all 32 teams over. That seems like a really nice narrative.”

The Packers are steadfast in refusing to give up a home game because of the economic impact it would have on Green Bay. Plus, all Packers home games are sold out on a season-ticket basis.

Other teams are reluctant to give up a home game against the Packers because they are assured a sellout when they come to town. But the Jaguars gave up a home game against the Cowboys to play them in London in 2014.

The NFL held four games in London this season, with the last played Sunday as the Vikings beat the Browns.

41 responses to “Packers could play in London next season

  1. personally, I’ve been looking forward to the packers playing the coliseum since the rams said they were going back to LA. I also thought it was pretty cool that’ll they’d revisit the site of their super bowl I win in their 100th season. baring a playoff matchup, it won’t happen again.

    I doubt the London thing will happen next year… but if it does it will be unfortunate.

  2. Because heaven forbid the NFL taking away a Packers home game. I didn’t even need to open the article to know that only one of their away games would be considered for London. To truly be fair, EVERY team should lose a home game to London, but unfortunately, that means more games in London. It’s a lose/lose for everyone.

  3. I was surprised and saddened…that as cities built the billion dollar stadiums for teams they didnt include something in the contract to prevent giving up home games. Its not fair to the fans or players. You want football in London, then create a league over there.

  4. ducks4remi says:
    October 30, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    I thought the NFL only sent crap teams to London like the Browns and Packers.
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    Yes, that’s why they are already setting up a visit from GB next year.

  5. ducks4remi says:
    October 30, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    I thought the NFL only sent crap teams to London like the Browns and Vikings.

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    Is a crap team one who’s 6-2 and is in first place within their division? By all means, we are a crap team then! Go Crap Team Vikings! What does that make the rest of the division then?

    SKOL

  6. I can’t help but wonder if the English are as uninterested in our football as we are in theirs.

  7. Who are the other teams that haven’t played in London? Would have been a nice addition to the post to have those listed, just sayin…

  8. Who are the other teams that haven’t played in London?
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    Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans

  9. The economic impact it would have on Green Bay? Every team has ~65-70,000 fans at a home game, so the dollars are the same for all teams. If GB wants to claim special status because it is a provincial dump, move the team to Milwaukee and level the playing field.

  10. I’m just glad my Packers’ bye is done so we can get back to losing.

  11. CallingYouOut says:
    October 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    The economic impact it would have on Green Bay? Every team has ~65-70,000 fans at a home game, so the dollars are the same for all teams. If GB wants to claim special status because it is a provincial dump, move the team to Milwaukee and level the playing field.

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    Yeah, right, except that Green Bay is a lot smaller than most of the megalopolises that have NFL teams, and each dollar means proportionately more. And Green Bay gets close to 80,000 fans attending each game. And name calling does nothing more than hurt your credibility. If that’s even possible, that is.

  12. ducks4remi says:

    I thought the NFL only sent crap teams to London like the Browns and Vikings.
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    As usual, you thought wrong.

    All four games in London this season have included a team that is currently in first place in their division.

  13. The surrounding businesses need the game day revenue. It’s a small city. It’s dependent on the Packers. It’s a no-brainer (for most people.)

  14. Liberalsruineverything says:
    October 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    The Packers acting like the entitled, self absorbed welfare kids that they are. They have different rules on and off of of the field. That’s why the QB and the fans act like they do.
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    Well, if you’re a confirmed hater like most of the usual suspects, then we ARE better than the likes of you. Take some anger management classes.

  15. I seriously doubt the bandwagon would be willing to travel over the pond. Majority of them already quit following when rodgers went down.

  16. Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans………

    Packers vs Seahawks in London…Thats sounds fair to the rest of the league…

  17. Is the NFL trying re-ignite the revolutionary war? Because I can think of no better way to set off hostilities with the Brits than exporting a bunch of bums dressed up in football uniforms along with their corpulent, odious fans.

  18. NFL in London is a flop. The NFL refuses to admit. Ki d of like they, and the media co spiders the low attendance and ratings a mystery.

  19. Other teams are reluctant to give up a home game against the Packers because they are assured a sellout when they come to town
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    That is funny because Green Bay has not been assured of selling out its last few home playoff games. The ended up selling out the night before the game but it was close.

  20. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm
    That is funny because Green Bay has not been assured of selling out its last few home playoff games. The ended up selling out the night before the game but it was close.
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    As you well know, there was an extreme snow storm and a new first-time ticket policy that did not enable a quick resale for those that could not make it. It still sold out. In similar conditions you wouldn’t have 25% of the soft, cushy, stay-at-home Viking fans. I was there. There were literally thousands of people hoping to get in that could not. The only reason the local TV station was involved was because of NFL rules. There wasn’t time.

    But you know all this. You’re a hater. You propagate Fake News at will, because that’s what haters do. My explanation isn’t for you. It’s for others…….those that aren’t pathetic.

  21. numba1wiscosportsfan says:

    October 31, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I’d like too see MY GUY HUNTLEY light it up overseas! Book it. #QBofthefuture go pack go

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    finally a rational Packer fan!!!

  22. I’m financially devastated that my packer stock has declined in value so rapidly after the qb injury.

  23. Viking trolls – Go ahead and enjoy kicking the Packers while they are down. This is your moment. It’s what many of you live for.

  24. crownofthehelmet says:
    October 31, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    I’m financially devastated that my packer stock has declined in value so rapidly after the qb injury.
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    Good!

  25. stellar, that’s not like you to hope misfortune on others. Must be tough times these days.

  26. banky74 says:
    October 30, 2017 at 9:09 pm
    Is the NFL trying re-ignite the revolutionary war? Because I can think of no better way to set off hostilities with the Brits than exporting a bunch of bums dressed up in football uniforms along with their corpulent, odious fans.

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    If it didn’t happen last week it never will……

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