Report: Saints to play Patriots in Frankfurt, Germany’s Deutsche Bank Park in 2023

The German newspaper Bild’s Max Schrader reports that the New Orleans saints and New England Patriots will meet for a game at Frankfurt’s Deutsche Bank Park in Nov. 2023 as part of the NFL’s international series, though the league has not yet confirmed this by releasing their schedule.

Schrader adds that the game with be played on either Nov. 12 or 19, with a contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears taking the other slot. That would fall in either Weeks 10 or 11 on the regular season schedule.

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That’s good news for Saints fans overseas in Europe, who were able to watch their team play the Minnesota Vikings at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium just last season. The Patriots have not played a game abroad in Europe since 2012 (though they traveled to Mexico City in 2017).

It’s not good news for Saints fans back home, though, who will either have to wake up for an early-morning kickoff or make the trip themselves. Which isn’t a bad proposition. You could do worse things than visiting Frankfurt at the height of Oktoberfest to watch the New Orleans defense beat up Mac Jones for a couple of hours. Don’t book your tickets just yet, though — we’ll find out for sure whether the Saints are going to Germany when the NFL announces its complete schedule of 2023 regular season games in the days and weeks ahead.

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