2017 Patriots-Raiders game to be played in Mexico City

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2017 Patriots-Raiders game will be played in Mexico City, the NFL announced on Friday.

Oakland will host New England at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on a date to be announced this spring in conjunction with the 2017 NFL Schedule release.

The Texans-Raiders game will be part of the NFL’s International Series, which also includes four football games in London in 2017. Those four games include Baltimore vs. Jacksonville, New Orleans vs. Miami, Minnesota vs. Cleveland, and Arizona vs. LA Rams.

“We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “Their passion for football is inspiring, and we look forward to another memorable game in Mexico City between two great teams next season.” 

A total of eight NFL games have been played in Mexico City, and only two were regular-season games. In the first regular-season game back in 2005, Arizona defeated San Francisco 31-14.

Last season, Oakland played host to Houston and won 27-20 on a Monday night. It was the first-ever Monday Night Football game to be played outside of the United States.

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  1. lost in Va.
    February 2, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Of course, Bob Kraft TOLD Goddell that they were not going to play a home game out of state…

  2. David
    February 2, 2017 at 11:01 am

    How many in Oakland though would like to see the Las Vegas Raiders now, though?

  3. Matt
    February 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    If the Chargers fail a second time in L.A. (which I think that they will) and say they move back to San Diego within 5 years, could the Raiders actually end up in L.A with Las Vegas’ hopes of landing the Raiders on life support?

    • Evan
      February 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Yeah I think the Chargers will move back to SD in the next ten years.
      I don’t think the Raiders will move back to LA–it’s either LV or Oakland.

  4. GEG
    February 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I have a feeling this game might be cancelled or moved back to the U.S. before the season begins.

  5. Matt
    February 2, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    @ Evan

    You do know that Sheldon Adelson & Goldman Sachs are both out of the picture right? It might not be Las Vegas they go to. Though it does give Oakland hope of keeping the Raiders. But they must get their act together.

  6. Roman
    February 4, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Playing in Mexico is Not a home game for the Raiders, and I hope they do not have to play there again, I was planning on going to this game, but not now!

  7. Nick
    February 7, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Preview of the AFC Championship game

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