Just a season removed from the Mexico City debacle, the NFL will try to play there again in 2019, the league announced Monday. The Chiefs will be the visiting team against the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers.
The Chiefs were scheduled to play the Los Angeles Rams at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City back on November 19 of the 2018 season, but when photos and videos began to reveal horrible field conditions in the week leading up to the game, the NFL pulled the plug and move the game to the Los Angeles Coliseum. The league will now give Estadio Azteca another shot.
In the spirit of way-too-early 2019 analysis, the Chiefs and Chargers split their matchups in 2018, the Chiefs winning Week 1 and the Chargers winning Week 15. Both teams were ultimately eliminated by the New England Patriots in the postseason.
An opportunity to take on an AFC West team at a neutral site would in most cases be a very good thing for the Chiefs, but the Chargers don’t really draw all that well, anyway.
Regardless, now the game will be played in Mexico City—you know, probably.
All 2019 international matchups
Here are the 2019 international games:
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London
Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders in London
Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Rams in London
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars in London