Even though the National Football League (NFL) has once again established a presence in London, the matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants will be the very first of its sort to take place in the United Kingdom’s capital city.
On Sunday, the inaugural game of the 2022 London Games featured a matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. After a tense finish, the Minnesota Vikings prevailed over the New Orleans Saints by a score of 28-25.
Every Seat At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Was Occupied
At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, every seat was taken, but those who go to the game in Green Bay will get to see something for the very first time.
Although 32 NFL games have been played in London since 2007, none of them have featured two teams that both came into the game with a winning record. However, this winning run is about to come to an end since both the Giants and the Packers enter Sunday’s game with a record of 3-1.
The Vikings improved their record to 3-1 for the season with a narrow victory against the Saints on Sunday.
Their opponents, on the other hand, suffered a loss and now have a record of 1-3 to show for the first four games of the season. The Vikings have been successful in London, as shown by the fact that they have not yet suffered a defeat there and have won all three of their games there.
The Packers, on the other hand, have never played a game in London before, so this will be a whole new experience for them.
Their Maiden Appearance In The United Kingdom
And when they make their maiden appearance in the United Kingdom, it will be in a game that is the first of its kind to include both teams having a winning record before traveling to London.
However, this came very close to not being the case, as they had to defeat the New England Patriots in extra time to maintain their unbeaten record.
At Lambeau Field, the Packers were held to a tie score of 24-24, and the game went into overtime when Mason Crosby kicked the game-winning field goal.
The Packers’ opponent for most of the game was their third-string quarterback. Because it was just the fourth time in Aaron Rodgers’ whole career that he had ever been on the receiving end of a pick-six.
The Packers were under a lot of pressure after the Patriots scored a touchdown thanks to an interception that was thrown by the Green Bay quarterback.
In addition to that, it was just his second time playing at Lambeau Field, and he expressed his dissatisfaction after they won. Rodgers was quoted as saying to the media, “This manner of winning, I don’t believe is sustainable because it puts too much on our defense.”
“It’s quite clear that I need to play better, and I will play better.” If our defense isn’t playing as well as they are capable of, I believe that we will need to play a little bit better against starting quarterbacks.
Additionally, we will need to play a little bit better overall.” But although he was being critical of himself, the head coach of the Patriots, Bill Belichick, said that in the end, Rodgers was just ‘too good.’ “When it came down to it, Rodgers was just too brilliant, “Belichick said.
“He completed certain passes that only Aaron Rodgers is capable of completing. We had very decent coverage on some of them, but he was simply much too intelligent, way too good, and way too accurate.
In the end, he prevailed against us.” The Giants quarterback Daniel Jones had a strong showing against the Chicago Bears, and Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will need to bring their A-game to win in London.
During the game, he rushed for 68 yards and scored both of the Giants’ touchdowns, leading his team to a 20-12 victory.