- The New England Patriots beat the Oakland Raiders, 33-8, on Sunday in a game played in Mexico City.
- Bill Belichick said on Tuesday that he wouldn’t be in a “rush” to go play another game there.
- Belichick said the teams were lucky there weren’t any volcanic eruptions or earthquakes while they were in Mexico.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Monday said he’s not in any “rush” to play another game in Mexico City after the New England Patriots beat the Oakland Raiders, 33-8, in Week 11 in Mexico.
Belichick said the trip required more logistical work and was exhausting for both the players and team employees.
“It’s a long way to go for a game,” Belichick said during his weekly appearance on WEEI. “There’s a lot in terms of all the logistics of it. They are not used to having an NFL team, so you have to go in there and handle a lot of the logistics. It took a lot of manpower, a lot of hours, a lot of energy out of our organisation to do that. We are exhausted from the trip.”
Belichick also seemed to fear the elements in Mexico, saying the teams were fortunate not to encounter any earthquakes or volcanic eruptions while they were south of the border.
“Players did a great job dealing with all the challenges we had to deal with,” Belichick said. “I think we’re fortunate there was no volcano eruptions or earthquakes, or anything else while we were down there. You have two NFL franchises in an area that I don’t know how stable the geological plates that were below us [were], but nothing happened, so that was good.”
The NFL announced that they will have one game in Mexico City each year through 2021.
Tom Brady seemed to enjoy the experience more, saying he would love to go back.
“It’s a great experience,” Brady said. “I’ve never been to Mexico City, but I’m definitely coming back. We stayed in a beautiful hotel, I had a beautiful view in my room. Just a very historic stadium.”
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