Patriots to reportedly play Saints in Germany during 2023 NFL season

The NFL will release details about 2023 international games on Wednesday.

The German and United States flags are displayed on the field during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-16.
The Patriots are expected to play in Germany during the 2023 season. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

The NFL will not release its full schedule for the upcoming 2023 NFL season until Thursday at 8 p.m.

But based on a series of tweets from ESPN insider (and former Jets GM) Mike Tannenbaum, we might already know who the Patriots will face in an anticipated overseas matchup in Germany later this year.

NBC Sports’ Peter King reported back in February that both the Patriots and the Chiefs will each “host” home games in Germany during the 2023 campaign, with Bill Belichick and his team set to play in Frankfurt.

Both New England and Kansas City’s expected opponents have not been formally announced.


But during Tannenbaum’s Twitter thread, one of the graphic cards read: “The 2023 season will see two regular-season games played in Germany, with Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears and New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints confirmed, dates to be confirmed later this month.”

Tannenbaum’s tweets are similar to reports published by German tabloid newspaper Bild in February, stating that the Patriots will play the Saints in Frankfurt in mid-November. 

Patriots fans will not have to wait very long for clarity on their team’s trek across the Atlantic.

While the NFL will release all of the details of its upcoming schedule on Thursday, the league will release dates and additional information about international games on Wednesday.

Along with expected “home” games for the Patriots and Chiefs in Germany, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, and Tennessee Titans will host games in London in 2023.

The NFL is also set to announce details on its inaugural “Black Friday” matchup and other select individual games on Wednesday.

In January, the Patriots announced their full list of opponents for the 2023 season.


  • Buffalo Bills
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Washington Commanders
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • New Orleans Saints
  • New York Jets


  • Buffalo Bills
  • Denver Broncos
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New York Giants
  • New York Jets
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Pittsburgh Steelers


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