The NFL clash between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday had a nail-biting finish, which could be of help to the North London club commercially, according to Football.London.
The North London derby at the Emirates on Saturday did not prove to be quite the spectacle it promised, partly down to Emerson Royal’s red card on 62 minutes.
However, Football.London reveal that 60,639 were packed into Tottenham’s home ground the following day to watch a nail-biting finish between the Saints and the Vikings.
It was the fifth NFL game held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and was comfortably the most entertaining match at the venue so far.
In the final seconds of Sunday’s encounter, Saints kicker Wil Lutz attempted a huge 61-yard field goal in order to send the game into overtime.
The ball hit the left-hand upright before bouncing onto the crossbar and then dropping down on the wrong side.
Such a moment is referred to as a ‘double doink’ in the NFL, based on a famous last-gasp field goal attempt in 2018 by Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey struck both the upright and crossbar and fell the wrong way.
Football.London explain that given the drama towards the end of the game, the highlights will be replayed across the USA and onto the screens of the world’s NFL fans, over the coming days and weeks.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will thus be beamed across the globe, which is arguably one of the main benefits for the North London club from hosting events like the NFL.
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I am sure Daniel Levy would have been quite pleased with the dramatic ending on Sunday as this will give a lot more exposure to the stadium, and by extension, to Spurs, in what is the biggest global market. These sorts of events can only be good for the North London club’s brand.
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