For the first time since 2013, the NFL will be back in Canada as two of the league’s biggest franchises, the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers, square off at IG Field on Thursday night in Week 3 of the 2019 NFL preseason. Not only do the Canadian fans get football but they get a matchup filled to the brim with excitement and buzz.
Antonio Brown is back at practice for the Raiders and made the trip with the team to Canada. With his feet issues and helmet problems hopefully at least close to the rearview, Jon Gruden has to hope to see him on the field for this game. Even still, seeing what Derek Carr, rookies Clelin Ferrell, Josh Jacobs and Johnathan Abram, and the rest of the silver and black have to offer should be fun.
There’s no word yet either on if we’ll see Aaron Rodgers take the field for the Packers. You’d have to expect that we might, though. After all, new head coach Matt LaFleur needs some live-action looks at his superstar quarterback and this will give him some opportunity for that.
This NFL return to Canada can be seen on local networks in Oakland and Green Bay. However, out-of-market fans yearning for preseason football can catch the game via NFL Game Pass, available through a paid subscription but also with the service offering a free trial for new users. Another option for fans is FuboTV, also a subscription service and with a free trial too.
Details for Packers vs. Raiders on Thursday are below:
Date: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: IG Field — Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
TV Channel: Local Cable Networks
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass, FuboTV
Keep track with every touchdown and field goal below as well with a live and updating box score:
Brown’s presence with the Raiders, specifically on the field, has every NFL fan captivated. Yet, there’s plenty more to watch. The Packers under LaFleur are fascinating to see right now and the rest of Oakland has a lot of intrigue as well. Be sure you’re watching what transpires in Canada on Thursday night.