Once again, the Bucs are going to Europe to play an NFL game this season. According Sports Business Journal’s Ben Fischer, Tampa Bay will play the first ever game in Germany during the regular season in 2022. It will count as a home game for Tampa Bay. At this time, the opponent is still unknown. There have been rumors the Bucs will face the Chiefs in Munich this fall.

With the NFL expanding to 17 games last season, each conference gets an additional home game every other year. This season would be when the Bucs get a ninth home game, which will be overseas. In December of 2021, it was announced that Germany would be the Bucs’ international home market in an effort by the NFL to expand their global market. An official announcement about the 2022 game will come from the NFL on Monday.

In early February, PFF’s Ari Meirov reported that the league would have four games in Germany over the next four years, starting in 2022. There would be two games in Munich and another two in Frankfurt. Shortly after, NBC Sports’ Peter King reported next the Bucs would likely be one of the teams to go next season.

This would be the fourth international game in team history for the Bucs. They’re hoping that a change of scenery in Germany can provide a better outcome than previous trips. Tampa Bay is 0-3 so far when playing outside of the United States, with all three losses coming in London.

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fredster
fredster
4 months ago

Lame BS! Greedy NFL.

scubog
scubog
Reply to  fredster
4 months ago

Why “greedy” Fred? Didn’t you want your restaurant to generate as much $ as it could?

Pete Wood
Pete Wood
4 months ago

Is it just me or do these overseas games always count as home games for the Bucs?

scubog
scubog
Reply to  Pete Wood
4 months ago

It’s a “home” game, but season pass members don’t have to pay for it.

Action Jackson 72
Action Jackson 72
4 months ago

Complete Bullspit

Randy H.
Randy H.
4 months ago

Probably an early bye week also, as these are always played in the first half of the season.

scubog
scubog
4 months ago

Since it’s considered a “home” game and I’ve never missed a home game, including the London debacle a couple of years ago, I guess I’ll be going to Germany. This time the kids can pay their own way if they want to go. Sure would be better if we weren’t having to face the Chiefs.

Dman
Dman
4 months ago

This is not good. Great for Goodell, bad for Bucs.