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Report: Houston Texans Will Play Oakland Raiders In Mexico City In 2016

Word is that the Houston Texans will play one of their road games in Mexico next year. Texans fans react to the news on Battle Red Blog.

Get these people some Texans gear, stat.
Get these people some Texans gear, stat.
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Since the 2015 regular season ended, we've known who the Houston Texans would be playing in 2016 and which games would be home versus which games would be on the road. One of the Texans' road games next season is against the Raiders, and Mark Berman is reporting that the teams may meet south of the border instead of in California.

It has to be mentioned that things can change, and that this report has not yet been confirmed by the NFL. But the rumor of the Texans and Raiders playing at Azteca Stadium in 2016 has been bandied about before, so this shouldn't come as a shock. Additionally, if the NFL is going to have a game in Mexico, having a team from California play a team from Texas makes some geographic sense.

What are your thoughts on the matter, besides presumably being thankful that this plan won't cost the Texans a home game?

UPDATE: The NFL has confirmed the rumor. And then some.