Bucs Seven-Point Favorites Against Seahawks in First NFL Game in Germany

Tom Brady With Tampa Bay Buccaneers Background

  • Tom Brady will become the first QB to start an NFL game in four different countries.
  • Brady’s Buccaneers have been scheduled to play the Seattle Seahawks at Germany’s Allianz Stadium on November 13th.
  • The Bucs have opened as 7-point spread betting favorites to beat the Seahawks in that game.

Tom Brady already owns plenty of records in the NFL’s books. In November, he will add another one when he becomes the first NFL quarterback to start an official NFL game in four different countries.

Brady First QB to Start in Four Different Countries

Aside from playing in the United States, Brady started an official NFL game in London and Mexico when he was with the New England Patriots. In fact, the GOAT is undefeated when playing overseas as he was 2-0 in London and 1-0 in Mexico.

For the upcoming season, his Buccaneers were named as one of the teams that will take part in the NFL’s 2022 International Games and they will be taking on the Seattle Seahawks at the Allianz Stadium in Germany in November 13th, in Week 10 of the 2022 NFL season. That means that Brady will be appearing in a third foreign country and fourth overall.

Entering this season, the NFL has played in a total of 40 International Series Games but none of them have been in Germany. So that’s another record for Brady, as he will be part of the first-ever NFL regular season game to be played in Germany.

With the best NFL betting sites already coming up with the opening odds for the game, Brady gets yet another record: as the quarterback for the first team to open as a betting favorite in an NFL regular season game played in Germany.

Bucs Open as 7-Point Favorites

According to the online sportsbook BetOnline, the Buccaneers are a 7-point spread favorite to beat the Seahawks on November 13th when they play at the home field of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, who are the most successful club in German football history with 32 national titles, including the last 10.

The Seahawks are one of the most popular NFL teams in Germany, perhaps owing to the presence of linebacker Aaron Donkor who is from Aachen, Germany. Donkor joined the Seahawks last season as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program. But that popularity may be the only advantage that Seattle has against Tampa Bay.

Brady will be returning for his 22nd NFL season and third with the Bucs. Although last season ended in a divisional-round loss to the L.A. Rams, Brady almost pulled off another miraculous comeback in that game. The ageless QB also finished second behind Aaron Rodgers in the MVP balloting while leading the league in passing yards and passing TDs.

With weapons like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette, and Cameron Brate, the Bucs are poised to make another run at the Super Bowl. Tampa Bay currently has the second shortest odds to win Super Bowl LVII at +800 and they are the +375 betting favorites to win the NFC.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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