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The History of the NFL International Series

NFL Explained., Austin Ekeler, Damani Leech

5 mins

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In this October 2021 episode of NFL explained, hosts Aditi Kinkhabwala and Mike Yam are joined by running back Austin Ekeler and COO of NFL International Damani Leech to discuss the past, present, and future of NFL international games.


The History of the NFL International Series

The History of the NFL International Series

by NFL Explained.


With cities like London and Mexico City hosting regular-season NFL games, the international series has become a significant part of the National Football League. But how did this international tradition start, and what are the NFL's plans to expand it going forward?

In the NFL explained. podcast, NFL correspondent Aditi Kinkhabwala and news anchor Mike Yam explore the NFL's inner-workings and traditions, often joined by players and administrators.

In this October 2021 episode, Kinkhabwala and Yam quiz each other about the origins of NFL international games and chat to Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler about the experience of playing abroad. The hosts also interview the COO of NFL International, Damani Leech, who explores the future of international games.

Favorite quote

It's one thing to hear the NFL's global. It's another thing to see it … to be there and be like, 'Wow, there's 70,000 fans — 95% of them are not from America.'

- Damani Leech

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