The game in Mexico, which will be played on Sunday, November 19th at 4:25pm ET, is the fifth international game confirmed for 2017, adding to the four previously announced games in London, and a testament to the NFL's increased commitment to growing the game beyond the borders of the United States.
"We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico," Goodell said. "Their passion for football is inspiring, and we look forward to another memorable game in Mexico City between two great teams next season."
"The Raiders are excited to return to Estadio Azteca and represent the National Football League once again on an international stage," said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. "We enjoyed tremendous support from the Raider Nation in Mexico in 2016 and look forward to experiencing that great passion again this year."
"The largest crowd the Patriots have played in front of was in Mexico City in 1998," said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. "It was a great experience and I am looking forward to our return. I know that we have a lot of passionate Patriots fans in Mexico. We have had plenty of success in international games and I attribute that to our tremendous fan support in those venues. I look forward to meeting some of our fantastic fans and enjoying the food and culture there in the fall."
Fans interested in receiving information about tickets for the game, which will go on sale this summer, should register their interest at www.nfl.com/mexico/registration. Season ticket members of Oakland and New England will receive information directly from the clubs once tickets are ready for sale.