Monday Night Football in Mexico: Texans-Raiders face off in return

— -- The Texans and Raiders face off in Week 11 of Monday Night Football in the NFL's return to Mexico. It will be the second regular-season game to take place at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca.

The NFL has a storied history in Mexico:

  • The first NFL regular-season game played outside of the United States was on Oct. 2, 2005, when the Cardinals won 31-14 over the 49ers at Estadio Azteca in front of 103,467 people.
  • The league's two most-attended games were played at Estadio Azteca, both in the preseason. On Aug. 15, 1994, the Cowboys and Oilers played in front of 112,376 people, and on Aug. 17, 1998, 106,424 fans watched the Cowboys and Patriots play.
  • Approximately 16.88 million households make up Mexico's TV viewing population, about 15 percent the size of the U.S. TV market and roughly equivalent to the combined size of the top three markets in this country -- New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
  • Here are's stories around the NFL's return to Mexico:

    <a href="">Houston Texans</a> at <a href="">Oakland Raiders</a>

    Monday, Nov. 21, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN

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