The Green Bay Packers will open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles in Brazil. For the first time ever, the NFL will play a regular season game in South America.

The Packers will play 9 games at Lambeau Field in 2024. They face seven true road games and one neutral site game. However, there’s reason to believe Green Bay could benefit immensely from playing the Eagles in Brazil.

The official NFL Brazil account on Twitter/X conducted research in June 2023 to find Brazil’s biggest NFL fan base. The Packers received the most votes, being the only franchise with over 12 percent of the votes.

Packers fans from across the globe can expect a solid showing from Green Bay’s fans in Brazil. They will undoubtedly be the franchise with the most fans in attendance. However, there will also be a strong neutral crowd. Fans from all 32 teams are looking to attend the game, which is normal considering it’s the first-ever NFL game in South America. Moreover, we should expect football fans from most countries within South America to travel to São Paulo.

Green Bay will avoid a trip to the hostile environment of Lincoln Financial Field. Instead, they’ll play in front of a mostly favorable crowd. Yes, there will be Eagles fans, but they should be the third-largest group in Corinthians Arena, trailing Packers fans and neutral fans. The bottom line is: Eagles fans in the stands won’t turn the environment into an Eagles home game. The worst-case scenario for the Packers is a neutral crowd.

The Packers facing the Eagles in Brazil is significant from a head-to-head standpoint. The Packers have a win total set at 9.5 for over and under, while the Eagles are at 10.5. Both franchises are expected to compete for a playoff spot. It’s crucial for Green Bay to face a conference opponent technically on the road, but with the crowd on the Green & Gold side.

Green Bay and Philadelphia will headline a game showcasing two of the top five teams in the NFC. If the Packers leverage the neutral site, they could make the Eagles feel like they’re playing at Lambeau Field.