As many reports had previously indicated, the Oakland Raiders will be headed to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for their third preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. This will finalize the Raiders’ preseason schedule which also sees them face off against the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.
It had been widely speculated for months that the Raiders would be playing one of their preseason games against the Packers in Canada. This will mark the first time the Raiders have ever played a game in Canada and will be one of two games that Raiders will be playing abroad in 2019. They’ll also be heading to London, England to play against the Chicago Bears during the regular season.
Despite the fact that the Raiders already have to travel more than any other team in 2019, tight end Luke Wilson is fired up to return to his home country to play.
This will be the first time an NFL game has been played in Canada since 2013. It will be interesting to see how it goes this time as the previous attempt was considered a failure.
Also, an interesting tidbit, the Raiders will be the first team to a play game in three different countries during a single season.
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