The first-ever Monday Night Football game outside the U.S. is set for tonight as the AFC South-leading Houston Texans (6-3) face the AFC West-leading Oakland Raiders (7-2) in Mexico City.
This will be the first time the NFL has held a regular-season game in Mexico City since Oct. 2, 2005, when the Arizona Cardinals defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-14. That game, like this one, was held at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
The game will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN and Televisa and ESPN in Mexico.
“Expanding our International Series of regular-season games to Mexico marks an important step in our continued international growth,” says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We have a tremendous, passionate fan base in Mexico and we know the atmosphere on game day will be outstanding.”
The Raiders are a 6.5-point favorite. Oakland has won three straight, while Houston has two straight victories.
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