Texans vs. Raiders Reportedly Set to Be Played in Mexico City

February 4, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders will reportedly face each other in Mexico City next season, according to Tania Ganguli of ESPN and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. 
The NFL is extending its international series beyond the United Kingdom, where it has hosted games for several seasons now. The NFL last played in Mexico City in 2005 at Estadio Azteca, with the Arizona Cardinals defeating the San Francisco 49ers in a regular-season matchup.
According to McClain, Texans team president Jamey Rootes discussed the possibility after visiting Mexico City during the season:
We've always expressed that we have an interest in participating internationally as a road team (and), we've made it clear that we were most interested in doing that in Mexico. It's an amazing opportunity for teams and the league.
Mexico City is a logical choice for a team like the Texans. We'd be a great ambassador for the league.
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