May 26, 2024
Prost! Giants will visit Carolina Panthers in Germany for Nov. 10 game at Munich’s Allianz Arena

Prost! Giants will visit Carolina Panthers in Germany for Nov. 10 game at Munich’s Allianz Arena

Guten tag, Giants fans! Big Blue is going to Germany in 2024.

The NFL announced Wednesday that the Giants will be the visiting team in a Nov. 10 game against the Carolina Panthers at Munich’s Allianz Arena. This was expected after the league granted the Giants international marketing rights in Germany this spring.

The Giants (over/under 6.5 wins) and Panthers (o/u 5.5 wins) are projected to be two of the worst teams in the NFL this season by Vegas sportsbooks. So the announcement was not met with universal fervor.

“Germany deserved a better game,” ESPN personality Pat McAfee tweeted.

There are also some people in the Panthers organization who are glad that new Giants pass rusher Brian Burns, who Carolina traded away to New York, doesn’t have a revenge game opportunity in Charlotte.

Still, the Giants have a 3-0 record as a franchise in Europe, winning all three of their games in London in 2007, 2016 and 2022. And they have gone to playoffs in each season that they had played overseas, including a Super Bowl victory in 2007.

This year’s trip to Munich will be the Giants’ second-ever game in Germany, their first in 30 years and their first-ever regular season game in the country. They defeated the San Diego Chargers in a preseason game at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, 28-20, on Aug. 13, 1994.

Interestingly, the Giants’ player photo announcing the game did not feature a picture of Daniel Jones or any of the team’s other quarterbacks. It pictured Dexter Lawrence, Kayvon Thibodeaux and wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson.

It will be the NFL’s fourth regular-season game in Germany, and second in Munich, all in the last three years.

On Nov. 13, 2022, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-16, in front of 69,811 fans in Allianz Arena, the only previous NFL game played in Munich.

Last year, the NFL played games on consecutive Sundays in Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Miami Dolphins, 21-14, on Nov. 5, and the Indianapolis Colts topped the New England Patriots, 10-6, on Nov. 12. Each game drew slightly more than 50,000 fans.

This will be the second time in three years that Brian Daboll has coached the Giants in an international game.

His Giants defeated the Green Bay Packers, 27-22, at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 9, 2022. The Giants’ defense, coached by now-former defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, did not allow a point in the second half of the comeback win.

On Oct. 28, 2007, the Giants won the first NFL regular-season game played outside of North America when they defeated the Miami Dolphins, 13-10, before a crowd of 81,176 in Wembley Stadium. The Giants next played in London on Oct. 23, 2016, and beat the L.A. Rams, 17-10, in the first NFL game played in Twickenham Stadium.

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