NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has used his NFL annual press conference to cover many topics today, but one of the most exciting pieces of news is that on November 21st, the LA Raiders will face the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca, in Mexico. The NFL will be returning to Mexico as, part of the expanding International Series, for the first time since 2005, when the Arizona Cardinals faced off against the San Francisco 49ers. Both the Raiders, and the Texans have released statements, clarifying their excitement to be playing south of the border. With an increased fanbase in the UK, directly attributed to the regular IS games at Wembley, the NFL is pushing for more games in the regular season to be International Series fixtures. Goodell and the rest of the NFL board seem more than happy with the results yielded by this venture, and you can guarantee that Mexico will not be the last stop on the world tour that they have planned for their franchises. Continuing the recent trend of ‘firsts’ with the International Series fixtures, the game will mark the first time a ‘Monday Night Football’ game will be staged outside the US. Expansion seems to be moving on unabated and with Goodell hinting at the possibility (should growth continue) of a franchise based outside the US it may only be a matter of time before a permanent international base is established.