The National Football League informed the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday that the clubs will square off in Mexico City on Monday, November 19th, 2018. The game will kickoff at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN Monday Night Football at Estadio Azteca, in Mexico City.
The modern international series promoted by the NFL began in 2007 when the NY Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Starting in 2013, the league began scheduling multiple games per year in England, and in 2016 games were expanded to Twickenham Stadium (London) and Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) in addition to Wembley Stadium games. Last year, a record 5 games were held in Mexico and England, and 4 have been announced for the 2018 season.
The Rams are 1-2 in the modern international series. They lost to the New England Patriots in 2012 (back when they were still in St.Louis) and to the Giants in 2016. Last year, they blew out the Arizona Cardinals 33-0 in front of over 73,000 fans at Twickenham Stadium. When the NFL used to host international games in August years ago, the Rams played 3 times from 1987 to 1990. They defeated the Denver Broncos 28-27 in London in 1987, and in 1989 defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Tokyo, Japan. In 1990, they defeated the Chiefs at Olympiastadion in West Berlin.
The Chiefs have played just once in the modern international series, defeating the Detroit Lions 45-10 at Wembley Stadium in 2015. Like the Rams, the Chiefs also played in the older international series- playing 4 times from 1990-1998. In addition to the previously mentioned matchup in West Berlin with Los Angeles, the Chiefs have played in Japan twice and once in Monterrey Mexico. They lost to the Minnesota Vikings in Tokyo in 1994 and again to the Green Bay Packers in 1998. They defeated the Dallas Cowboys in Mexico in 1996.