Nov 3, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (48) dives for the end zone to score a touchdown before being tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Jordan Whitehead (31) during overtime at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL world learned in February that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be the home team in the league’s first-ever game in Germany. Wednesday, we learned who their opponent would be.

The Seattle Seahawks were announced as Tampa’s opponent for the November 13 game in Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich.

The league also announced the rest of their International Series games on Wednesday, including the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City. The three London games will be the Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, the Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, and the New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers.

The announcement of the Buccaneers-Seahawks garnered some different reactions from fans and NFL folks. Some think it’s cool to see their favorite teams travel to Munich, some are thinking about making the trip, and others are bummed to know that they’re losing the chance to attend a game in the U.S. over it.

The game is set to kick off at 9:30 a.m. ET, which means Seahawks fans are going to get up extremely early to watch their team’s third international regular-season game ever. While Seattle is 2-0 outside of the U.S., Tampa is looking for their first win in four tries, having lost all three of their games in London.

This is also the first of many games that are set to take place in Germany, with the league’s international deal running between 2022 and 2025. For that duration, there will be a game every year in the country.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to