Packers Fans showed up in London and for the NFL Network
The Green Bay Packers played in a European arena that sounded more like Lambeau Field in Week 5. Packers fans could be seen all over London when the Packers played the New York Giants. Many of those fans were probably heard after they went on a severe drinking binge. Other fans supported the Packers from their couch or bed as the game started at 8:30 A.M. Central Time in Wisconsin.
Packers fans who woke up to watch the team play the special London game helped set a record. According to Michael David Smith with NBC Sports, The Giants-Packers game had the most viewership the NFL Network has ever had:
As the NFL continues to promote American football overseas, American fans appear to be increasingly willing to get up early on Sunday morning and watch those overseas games.
Sunday’s Giants-Packers game reached an audience of 5.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched London game ever to air on NFL Network. And the previous record was set a week earlier by the Vikings-Saints game. So the 2022 season is seeing a significant increase in American fans watching the London games on NFL Network.
Fans could use more support from the team this season
It’s always a win to get bragging rights over the Minnesota Vikings, even if the game against the Giants didn’t go well. But Packers fans were pretty upset following the loss. They appeared to want several team members cut or fired from the team. Which is understandable, given how the Packers played.
The team knows they need to get better. The Packers are one game behind the Vikings heading into Week 6. They’ll have an opportunity to show improvement with a good showing over the New York Jets at home. And you can bet there will be a lot of faithful happily cheering for the Packers at home and at the game. But probably not record-setting this week.