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The Week That Was: Raiders Gear Up For Showdown In Mexico City


The Oakland Raiders return to action this week when they battle the Houston Texans in Mexico City on Monday Night Football. The Silver and Black are coming out of their bye week and have had ample time to rest before the faceoff. The game will take place at Estadio Azteca and will be the first Monday Night Football game in Mexico since 2001, when the Raiders went toe-to-toe with the Dallas Cowboys. The Texans currently sit at the peak of the AFC South with a record of 6-3 and should be a good test for the Raiders. The race for the AFC West is continuing to pick up speed and the primetime game could provide Oakland with an opportunity to inch closer to first place in the division. The team had a productive week preparing for their Week 11 matchup, so let's take a look back at the Week That Was.

**Head Coach Jack Del Rio rejoined 95.7 The Game's Chris Townsend on The Silver & Black Show to recap the team's bye week and discuss it's preparation for trip to Mexico City.


**Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack stopped by The Silver & Black Show to discuss facing quarterback Brock Osweiler along with the Texans running game.


If you'd like to purchase Mack's hat or shirt, follow the links or visit

A Look Ahead: List Of Raiders Who Could Earn Pro Bowl Votes

The Oakland Raiders have surpassed the 10th week of the NFL season and will enter Week 11 tied for first place in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs. In Week 9, the Silver and Black powered their way to a 30-20 win over the Denver Broncos. The team has gained a lot of attention for its primetime victory and has solidified itself as a legitimate playoff contender.

After the bye week, the Raiders have a serious MVP candidate on their hands, an arsenal of impressive receivers, a stacked pass rush, impenetrable offensive line, and game-changing special teams. The team is getting some major contributions from a variety of players.

This team has talent everywhere you look, so let’s take a look at some of the Raiders who could potentially make the 2016 Pro Bowl.

Texans Punter Shane Lechler Reflects On Facing His Former Team

The Oakland Raiders are slated to take on the Houston Texans in Week 11 for the first Monday Night Football appearance in Mexico since 2001. The Texans (6-3) and Raiders (7-2) are both off to impressive starts this season and will face each other for the 10th time. The game holds a lot of weight for both teams as they continue fighting for playoff contention.

Aside from the importance of the game, the Raiders will also battle a familiar face in the primetime bout, as they square off against a player they drafted back in the 2000 NFL Draft. Texans punter Shane Lechler suited up in the Silver and Black for 13 seasons, booting the pigskin a total of 1,014 times in 206 games with the Raiders. He is currently the NFL's leader in all-time career yards per punt (47.5).

Key Matchups To Watch: Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans

Get ready Mexico City; the Oakland Raiders are coming.

After a much-needed bye last weekend, the Silver and Black will return to the gridiron on Monday Night Football for a Week 11 "home" game at Estadio Azteca where they'll face off against the 6-3 Houston Texans.

Back in primetime, Head Coach Jack Del Rio and his squad will look to keep pace in the ultra-competitive AFC West with a win over the Texans, so here are three matchups to keep an eye on when the Silver and Black take the field in Mexico City.

Mexico City Travel Guide: Taiwan Jones Talks Local Cuisine

The Oakland Raiders are less than a week away from their Monday Night Football matchup with the Houston Texans, and have been preparing for the international bout all week. The game is set to take place in Mexico City at Estadio Azteca, and will be the Raiders first time playing in Mexico since 2001 when they played the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason.

During the offseason, a few players took a trip down to Mexico to get a feel for the lay of the land, mingle with locals, and experience the culture. One of those to attend the excursion was running back Taiwan Jones, who shared his thoughts on the trip south of the border.

Five Questions Heading Into The Oakland Raiders Monday Night Football Clash With The Houston Texans

You don't see this every day; Sunday afternoon the Oakland Raiders will head to the airport to travel to Mexico City for their Week 11 "home" matchup against the Houston Texans.

The Monday Night Football game will serve as a battle between two teams atop their divisions, both with postseason aspirations, so here are five questions we have heading into the primetime clash at Estadio Azteca.

An exclusive look at members of the Raiders organization taking part in the NFL Youth Development Camp in Mexico City.

Notebook: Austin Howard Discusses Challenges Of Houston Texans Defensive Front

The Houston Texans have an identity in 2016.

They'll take advantage of their opportunities on offense, but will rely heavily on their defense – a defense that heading into Monday night's game at Estadio Azteca is ranked No. 4 in the NFL.

Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's group has thrived in defending the pass – they're allowing just 195.2 yards per game through the air – but the big fellas along the defensive front also know how to make life difficult for the opposition, as they've tallied 19 total sacks at this point in the regular season.

And while they're talented, third-year defensive end Jadeveon Clowney garners a lot of headlines, tackle Austin Howard knows that the Silver and Black have to be aware of everyone the Texans will implore to get after quarterback Derek Carr.

**Raiders in the Community:

An exclusive look at the first day of the NFL Fan Fest in preparation for the Week 11 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans in Mexico City.


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