Texans vs. Raiders will battle elevation in Mexico City - SBNation.com
The last game in Mexico City was in 2005 and featured a matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. After the game, not many players complained about the difficulty of playing in altitude, although then-Cardinals quarterback Josh McCown said it was an adjustment throwing in the thin air.
Estadio Azteca will be friendlier for the Texans vs. Raiders than it’s ever been to U.S. soccer - SBNation.com
But unlike the hostile screams of 100,000 people, the issues that will affect this Monday Night Football matchup apply equally to both sides. The stadium will be loud, but without a strong rooting interest on either side, it’s unlikely to create any kind of home-field advantage. The air will be thin and potentially smoggy, but every player will have to breathe it.
With recent election results favoring a candidate with plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, "The Star-Spangled Banner" could once again hear its fair share of boos at Estadio Azteca. The Raiders and Texans, however, probably won’t. Mexico City will change the way this game is played — just not like it does when U.S. Soccer comes to town.