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Report: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be first NFL game at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena

Could this be the first NFL match-up that Bayern Munich will host?

According to a report from Bild, the two teams that Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena are most likely to host are the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Chiefs are not exactly a surprise considering the existing relationship between the NFL team and the Bundesliga power. The Buccaneers, however, are a bit of a shock. The speculation about Tampa Bay, though, stems from the team’s acquisition of marketing rights for Germany:

The biggest surprise of this report is that it would seem to indicate that the Chiefs would be willing to give up a home game to have this game in Europe. For those unfamiliar with Kansas City, the Chiefs are one of the strongest draws in the NFL and have a loud, boisterous fan base.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid — a bit of a foodie — will almost certainly take the opportunity in Germany to sample some of the local cuisine, which will surely be a discussion point of the eventual broadcast.

As for Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers certainly looked like a better draw a few weeks ago before Tom Brady retired, but there is still plenty of talent on the roster for head coach Bruce Arians:

While this report is not concrete, it does make logistical sense.

Interestingly, these were the poll results when we asked readers which teams should be the first two play in Munich:

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