Report: Texans vs Raiders Set to Play in Mexico City in 2016

By February 4, 2016No Comments
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According to ESPN NFL Nation Reporter Tania Ganguli, the Texans and Raiders are slated to play each other in Mexico City in 2016.

It will be the first expansion of the NFL's international series outside of the UK.

The last time the NFL played in Mexico City was in 2005 when the Cardinals and 49ers faced off.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans team President Jamey Rootes discussed the possibility after visiting Mexico City during the season saying:

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.

While the official 2016 NFL schedule hasn't yet been released, it looks like this game is a go.

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Nick Schreck