Green Bay Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas is not exactly a fan of having to travel to London to play a regular-season game.
In Week 4, the NFL had their first game of the 2022 season in London, as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 28-25. But in Week 5, there is another game taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as the Green Bay Packers take on the New York Giants.
Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas is familiar with playing in London, and, let’s just say he is not a fan of it. Douglas’ quote below comes from Ryan Wood of USA Today.
Rasul Douglas not a fan of London experience
Douglas does not like the fact that he could not do anything while in London, as the team practices, plays the game, then leaves.
As Wood points out, this will be the second time that Douglas will play in a London game. Back in 2018, as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Douglas played at Wembley Stadium in the team’s 24-18 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Packers are playing in their first London game ever. Meanwhile, the Giants are a perfect 2-0 in London, including winning the first ever game to be held in England. In fact, this game will feature two teams with a winning record for the first time in it’s 15-year existence. Both the Packers and Giants have 3-1 records.
Green Bay’s defense will have to combat New York’s electric rushing attack, led by Saquon Barkley, which has averaged a league-high 192.5 yards per game through the first four weeks of the season. However, there is uncertainty as to who will play quarterback for the Giants. While Daniel Jones has shown progress in practice after suffering an ankle injury in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears, there has yet to be an official announcement as to whether he will start the game. Tyrod Taylor is recovering from a concussion, meaning there is a likelihood that New York could potentially go to third-string quarterback Davis Webb.
Both teams will look to leave Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with their fourth win of the season. As for the trip to London and the experience, it’s safe to say that Douglas is not looking forward to it.