NFL Week 10 Preview: Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Seattle Seahawks in Germany




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Week 10 features the first-ever regular season game played in Germany. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) will face the Seattle Seahawks (6-3) in front of nearly 75,000 spectators at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

The reunion makes history on several fronts. It is the first time two division leaders have faced each other internationally and the first non-football event ever to be played at the home of Bayern Munich.

With a start on Sunday, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will become the first quarterback to start a game in three different countries (outside of the United States). As a New England patriot, Brady won all three international matches he appeared in, including two in London and one in Mexico City.

Going into Week 10, the Buccaneers were tied for the top of the NFC South. The Atlanta Falcons were upset by the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, giving the Bucs sole possession of the division’s top spot.

However, they will need a win over Seattle to retain him. A win for Seattle would further cement their position atop the NFC West and bring them even closer to playoff action.

Quarterbacks from both teams have surprised football fans recently, but for different reasons.

At 45, Brady struggled to lead his team to success through the first half of the season. For ten weeks, he posted the worst touchdown and touchdown percentage of his career, and his second-worst passing yards per attempt mark.

Now, those numbers don’t just reflect Brady’s performance, but also that of the receiving core and the team as a whole. But the short story is that it was Brady’s worst start to the season.

Seattle’s Geno Smith, on the other hand, surprised positively. He leads the league in completion percentage and has the third-highest passer rating (107.2 to Brady’s 90.5).

He led the Seahawks to a 6-3 record, including impressive wins over the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals. Smith’s revival is a welcome turnaround for Seahawk fans, especially considering the year former quarterback Russell Wilson has spent in Denver.

Smith throws a ball during training in Germany.

The game comes at a crucial time for both teams. Midway through the season and at the top of their divisions, each team battles for optimal playoff positioning.

The Bucs just snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Los Angeles Rams, so a second straight win could mean the team is back on track. The Seahawks have the opportunity to prove they are the real deal and deserve their playoff spot.

To see how it all unfolds, tune in Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET.

The Minnesota Vikings (7-1) travel to Buffalo to face the Bills (6-2) on Sunday night.

Going into the game, the Vikings are second in the NFC and have the second-longest winning streak in the league. The Bills are first in the AFC, but for Minnesota’s benefit, they could potentially have to play without their star quarterback, Josh Allen.

Allen suffered a right elbow injury in the Bills’ Week 9 loss to the Jets. Heading into this weekend, it was listed as questionable. He missed practice on Thursday and had a limited performance on Friday. As of Saturday evening, Allen is expected to enter the field on Sunday, despite the risk of additional injury.

Allen runs with the ball against the New York Jets.

If the Bills choose not to give the caller another week off, they run the risk of pushing him further down the line. In Allen’s absence, backup quarterback Case Keenum would make his first start for the Bills.

The game also features two of the league’s best receivers: Justin Jefferson of the Vikings and Stefon Diggs of the Bills. Jefferson leads the league in receiving yards and ranks fifth in receiving while former Vikings receiver Diggs ranks second in receiving and fourth in receiving yards.

To see these teams in action, tune in Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Family loyalties could be tested on Sunday.

In an interesting twist, multiple members of the same families will face off in four different Week 10 matchups.

Brothers Dalvin and James Cook will face each other in Buffalo for the first time, Amon’Ra and Equanimeous St. Brown will meet in Chicago, Joey and Nick Bosa will face off in San Francisco, and cousins ​​Nick and Bradley Chubb s will face off in Miami.

Here’s how to catch these and other teams across the league in action, wherever you are.

Australia: NFL Game Pass, ESPN, 7Plus

Brazil: NFL Game Pass, ESPN

Canada: CTV, TSN, RDS, NFL Game Pass on DAZN

Germany: NFL Game Pass, ProSieben MAXX, DAZN

Mexico: NFL Game Pass, TUDN, ESPN, Fox Sports, Sky Sports

United Kingdom: NFL Game Pass, Sky Sports, ITV, Channel 5

United States: NFL Game Pass, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime


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