The Arizona Cardinals were awarded Mexico City as part of the NFL’s International Series for this season:
NFL has announced the five home teams for the 2022 International Series.
• London (Tottenham): Packers, Saints.
• London (Wembley): Jaguars.
• Munich: Buccaneers.
• Mexico City: Cardinals.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 28, 2022
The Eagles are scheduled to be one of the Cardinals’ road opponents this season:
The Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play international games in 2022.
The Eagles are scheduled to have a road game against Arizona, so they could be a potential opponent for the Mexico City game.
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) February 28, 2022
The last time the Eagles played in Mexico was in 1978 for a pre-season game against the New Orleans Saints. It was a disaster, according to Ron Jaworski:
“When we went there, they weren’t prepared,” Ron Jaworski, the Eagles’ starting quarterback that season, says of that preseason matchup 38 years ago. “We played in a bullring, the locker rooms were too small, and the goal posts were crooked.”
The last time a game was scheduled for Mexico City, the Kansas City Chiefs were supposed to take on the LA Rams, but the game was moved to LA because of field conditions. Which ended up being one of the best regular season games in the last decade when the Rams won 54-51. The Eagles had close to a 17% chance of playing the Cardinals in Mexico City in 2020, but the NFL cancelled their International Series due to the pandemic.
Could you imagine a bunch of Eagles fans getting some culture in Mexico City? Hundreds of museums, the entire history of the Aztec people, and all the Spanish you have to know is, “Si, Cerveza.” Just imagine the how cool Fly Eagles Fly would sound in Spanish. Some Eagles fan would definitely get pile drived by a Lucha Libre wrestler after he stumbled his way into the ring. Eagles fans would take over Mexico City like they did London:
— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) October 26, 2018
Break out the masks Fletch! –
Fletcher Cox was given this wrestling mask by a Mexican reporter. Asked if he can speak any Spanish, Cox said, “man I’m from Mississippi, no I don’t know any Spanish” pic.twitter.com/RORCw2r0PA
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 31, 2018
Who knows if Kyler Murray will even be the Cardinals’ QB. His agent just put his resume out on Twitter like the desperate guy who hopes one of his followers has a job lead:
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2022
Kinkead: Imagine Butch from Manayunk in Mexico City