2018 NFL schedule: Chiefs, Rams to play in Mexico City on Monday Night Football

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The Chiefs and Rams will play in Mexico City subsequent season on Monday Night Football Nov. 19. 

The 2018 NFL schedule hasn’t been formally launched however the Chiefs introduced the date late Wednesday, roughly three months after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated the 2 groups would play in Mexico throughout his State of the NFL press convention forward of Tremendous Bowl fifty two. 

“Over the previous two seasons, we have now seen the extraordinary ardour that exists for NFL soccer in Mexico,” Goodell stated in January. “We’re excited for an additional memorable occasion at Estadio Azteca because the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head to Mexico City in 2018.”

As well as to November’s recreation, the NFL will maintain one common-season recreation in Mexico yearly from 2019 to 2021.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the NFL’s worldwide initiatives as soon as once more, and we’re excited to face the Rams at historic Estadio Azteca this fall,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt stated in January’s assertion. “The help for the NFL in Mexico has grown considerably since our preliminary journey in 1996. We glance ahead to returning to Mexico and connecting with a brand new era of followers this season.”

The sport shall be a house contest for the Rams, who will play the remainder of their residence schedule on the Los Angeles Coliseum till their new stadium is prepared to open in 2020. It should even be the primary time Professional Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters will face his previous workforce since being traded to the Rams this offseason. 

“Southern California and Mexico share robust historic and cultural ties and this recreation will present a chance to rejoice the particular connection between these two areas,” Rams proprietor Stan Kroenke stated.

“It’s nice to be collaborating in the NFL’s worldwide video games once more and dealing with the league to develop the sport overseas. Mexico has one of many largest NFL fan bases in the world and we’re excited to deliver Rams soccer to the tens of millions of followers there.”