The Green Bay Packers are set to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first-ever NFL game to take place in Brazil. The match will also be the first time since 1970 that an opening NFL gameweek will include a Friday night game and is scheduled for September 6th.

Fans of the Green Bay Packers who feel that their team can make an improvement on last season’s average 9-8 regular season record and run to the Divisional Playoffs can look to back the Arrowhead Stadium side with a wager. With that in mind, here you’ll find some useful insights on Michigan sports betting apps, which will help you find the best brand for your bet.

This is the second time in three seasons that the Packers have played an international game, having faced the New York Giants in London in 2022, losing 27-22 on that particular occasion.

Commenting on the game, Green Bay Packers president and chief executive Mark Murphy stated,

“We’re looking forward to being a part of this historic matchup against the Eagles in Sao Paulo,”

“We’re excited to play in front of our devoted fans in Brazil and help build upon the international popularity of the NFL and the Packers. We had a great experience playing internationally for the first time a couple of years ago and we’re proud to be part of the league’s continued global growth.” Murphy added.

Interestingly, the Eagles may be banned from wearing their traditional green home jerseys due to the football affiliation with the Sao Paulo venue that is being used for the historic clash.

Corinthians play their home games at the stadium, and their arch-rivals Palmeiras, who play in green, are so reviled that there is an informal ban on the colour being worn at the stadium, which may pose a problem for Philadelphia.

The Eagles crashed out of the playoffs when they lost to Tampa Bay in the Wild Card game after they had started the season so brightly. They were 10-1 at one point before they lost five of their last six games before limping out to the Buccaneers at the first postseason hurdle.

This may be the only minor fly in the ointment, and on the whole, the chance to branch out the NFL across South America is certainly a good way to build more exposure to the NFL brand, and this is certainly echoed by their international managing director, Gerrit Meier, who commented,

“As global growth continues to be a critical and strategic priority for the NFL and its 32 clubs, we’re thrilled to have the Green Bay Packers playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in our first-ever game in South America,”

“With over 35 million passionate fans in Brazil, the Friday night 2024 regular season opener in Sao Paulo will bring an incredible energy -– marking a historic moment for our sport internationally.”

Four other international games are scheduled for the coming season, two of which will take place at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and another at Wembley in the United Kingdom’s capital. The fourth will take place in Munich at the Allianz Arena.