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Tom Brady 'excited' to play in Mexico City vs. Raiders

Ryan Hannable
November 18, 2017 - 6:00 am

After Sunday, Tom Brady will have played a NFL game in three different countries, as the Patriots will take on the Raiders in Mexico City,

Brady said he's been looking forward to the game since the schedule was released.

"I’m excited for it," Brady told reporters in Colorado Springs Friday. "It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’ve never been to Mexico City. It’s nice that it’s here. When the schedule comes out and you kind of figure out where you’re playing, this is the kind of game you look forward to, playing against a really good football team in a pretty cool environment. So, it will be very memorable. I think everyone’s excited. It’s been a fun week to prepare, and we’ve still got a couple days left. Hopefully we can use it wisely."

This will be the second straight year a NFL game has been played in Mexico City, as the Raiders played the Texans last year.

"They were pretty into it last year," Brady said of the Mexican fans. "I remember watching it and watched a little bit this week just to kind of get a feel for the atmosphere. They’re cheering loud the whole game, and it seems like there’s a lot of Raiders fans. I’m sure there will be a lot of Raiders fans. Hopefully there will be a lot of Patriot fans, too. So, it will be cool. It will be really cool. So, we travel down there [Saturday] and we’re there for a short period of time. Hopefully we can go down there and get a win."

After Sunday's game in Denver, the Patriots stayed in Colorado and practiced this week at Air Force to get acclimated to the elevation.

"It’s been great," Brady said. "It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been a great time – couldn’t be any better. So, it’s a really beautiful place and a unique setting. We got here early Monday morning and it’s really been a lot of fun."

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