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Monday Night Football open thread: Chiefs vs. Chargers in Mexico City

The NFL travels south as two AFC West teams face off in Mexico City.

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Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The NFL has been expanding its horizons internationally, and tonight a battle between AFC West rivals heads south to Mexico City. The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers will look to

Last season, Kansas City faced off against Los Angeles—the Rams, that is—in what was undoubtedly one of the most exciting games in recent NFL history. That game took place in Los Angeles, but it was actually originally scheduled to take place at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. However, it was moved due to poor field conditions. Now back in 2019, the NFL hopes this international venture is more successful. The stadium previously hosted games in 2016 and 2017.

The Chiefs are an exciting team for the league to showcase to Mexico. Patrick Mahomes returned from injury in stunning fashion, throwing for 446 yards and three touchdowns in a narrow upset to the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs started the season off hot but have dropped four of their last six games. Tonight’s affair against the Chargers will be an important game in deciding who sits atop the AFC West. The Oakland Raiders are also 6-4, and the Chargers are still in the mix as well.

Los Angeles came into the year with high expectations, but as expected with the Chargers, injuries have derailed that promise. Now sitting at 4-6, their chances of a playoff spot are beginning to slip away, but they have the benefit of the Chiefs slipping as well. Philip Rivers has struggled in recent weeks, including a dreadful performance against the Steelers last week, and will need to turn his game around if the Chargers want to remain in the hunt.

Here is how to watch tonight’s showdown in Mexico City:

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio Azteca—Mexico City, Mexico
TV: ESPN
Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland & Lisa Salters
Online Stream/Replay: Watch ESPN, NFL Gamepass