The altitude makes playing in Estadio Azteca a challenge for anyone, but as the visitors Sunday vs. Oakland, the Patriots will face an extra test.
Think we've put this, ahem, behind us? Think again. On its fifth anniversary, we proudly present the definitive oral history of the best worst play in football.
Anton Khudobin stopped 36 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Kyrie Irving on return to mask: "Didn't see me take it off as much, so that's a positive. I could see just a little bit more of the crowd tonight; the eye holes were a little bit bigger. The basket looked a little bit better."
AJ Dillon rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns, breaking free on a 48-yard run and a 53-yard score on Saturday night to lead Boston College to a 39-16 victory over UConn on the wet and worn-out turf at Fenway Park.
Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Boston Celtics won their 15th straight game with a 110-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
The Celtics started the game slowly after Thursday's emotional win against the Warriors. But they completed the comeback in Atlanta for their 15th straight win.
Greg Wyshynski ESPN
It's official: The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will play in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on Jan. 1, 2019. We know many of you are irritated the Blackhawks are in another outdoor game. Get over it. The best Winter Classics are the ones where the venue is the star, and it would have been nonsensical to not have the Blackhawks in the Notre Dame game given their regional appeal. The venue should also produce an outdoor game local ratings bounce-back for Chicago: They were down 35 percent at St. Louis in 2017 when compared to 2015's game at Washington. The Blackhawks are still a national ratings driver. At this point, they're hockey's John Cena: widely popular, selling lots of merch and leaving smart fans frustrated that new talent isn't getting over. (Please wait your turn again, Nashville.) Although, unlike Cena, the Blackhawks don't always win, going 1-4 in outdoor games. If nothing else, be happy the Winter Classic is being played in a state without an NHL team, hopefully opening the door for games at Lambeau Field in Green Bay (featuring the Blackhawks) and Safeco Field in Seattle (also featuring the Blackhawks, probably). Also be happy you're not Jonathan Toews, having to answer the same questions about wind and sun glare and youth pond hockey for the sixth time since 2009, while stewing over the fact that two real points are on the line in a gimmick game.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
For the fifth time this season -- and third time in the last five games -- the Boston Celtics have dug themselves a 16-point hole. They've rallied back to win three of the previous four games and are within six at the intermission in Atlanta. Halftime: Hawks 50, Celtics 44.
Andrew Ford fired a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andy Isabella and Logan Laurent kicked three field goals as UMass held on to post a 16-10 victory at BYU on Saturday -- earning a fourth win for the first time as an FBS program.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Asked if he was able to glean anything from the way the Celtics beat Golden State on Thursday, Sixers coach Brett Brown said, "I'm always paying attention to the Celtics. There's toughness there." It's Boston's physicality that Brown believes is worth emulating against the Warriors' potent offense.