EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – One of the Giants' oldest rivalries is moving overseas to be renewed in one of the NFL's newest venues.
The NFL announced that the Giants will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London as part of the league's London Games series.
"It's always an honor to represent the NFL internationally," Giants Head Coach Brian Daboll said. "We've got a lot of work to do between now and then."
The Giants will chronicle the trip across all team platforms with exclusive content leading up to the game, presented by United Airlines.
"Our fanbase in the UK has always been extremely loyal and passionate," Giants Chief Commercial Officer Pete Guelli said. "The organization has had two memorable games in front of the London fans, and we look forward to engaging with them leading up to the game this fall."
The Giants will play in London for the third time. On Oct. 28, 2007, the Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins, 13-10, before 81,176 fans in Wembley Stadium in the first regular season NFL game played outside of North America. Nine years later – on Oct. 23, 2016 – the Giants edged the Los Angeles Rams, 17-10, in Twickenham Stadium.
The Packers will be the 32nd and last NFL team to play a game in London.
View some of the best photos from the Giants' two previous trips to play in London.
The Giants and Packers first faced each other on Oct. 7, 1928, a 6-0 Giants victory in City Stadium in Green Bay (the Packers won the rematch in the Polo Grounds on Nov. 18, 7-0). The series with the Packers is the Giants' third oldest; they first played the Chicago Bears in 1925 and the Chicago/St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals the following year. It is the sixth oldest in the NFL, also trailing Bears-Cardinals (1920), Packers-Cardinals (1921) and Packers-Bears (1921).
The Packers lead the regular-season series, 29-23-2, and the postseason series, 5-3, though the Giants won playoff games in Green Bay on the way to their victories in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. Each of those 62 games was played in or near the New York metropolitan area (New York City, New Haven or New Jersey) or Wisconsin (Green Bay or Milwaukee).
Meeting No. 63 will take place in London – 3,853 miles from Green Bay, where the game was originally scheduled to be played.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened in North London in 2019. It is the home of the English premier League (EPL) Tottenham Hotspur and has a seating capacity of 62,850 for soccer, but a little less for the NFL.
The Giants-Packers clash will be the fifth NFL game played in the stadium. On Oct. 6, 2019, the Oakland Raiders defeated the Bears, 24-21, in front of 60,463. One week later, 60,087 fans saw the Carolina Panthers top the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 37-26.
The NFL did not play an overseas game in 2020 because of the pandemic. Last year, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosted two more NFL games. On Oct. 10, the Atlanta Falcons beat the Jets, 27-20. Seven days later, the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated Miami, 27-23. The attendance for those games was 60,589 and 60,784, respectively.
Since the NFL inaugurated the International Series in 2007 with the Giants and Dolphins, 30 games have been played in London: 23 in Wembley, four in Tottenham Hotspur and three in Twickenham.
This year, 10 NFL teams will play international games in three countries, including three in London, the first NFL game in Mexico since 2019 and the first-ever regular-season game in Germany (the Giants played a preseason game in Berlin in 1994).
In addition to Giants-Packers, Jacksonville will play in Wembley and New Orleans will play in Tottenham Hotspur. The Buccaneers play in Allianz Arena in Munich on Nov. 13 and the Cardinals will play in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca on Monday night, Nov. 21.
The entire 2022 NFL schedule will be released on Thursday, May 12 on NFL Network.
View rare photos of the history between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers.