This marks the second straight year that the Raiders will host a game in Mexico City. They beat the Houston Texans 27-20 on ESPN's Monday Night Football on Nov. 21.
"The Raiders are excited to return to Estadio Azteca and represent the National Football League once again on an international stage," Raiders owner Mark Davis said.
"I think right now we're leaning toward a Sunday game on the basis that playing on Monday night on a holiday weekend -- it was Thanksgiving week -- it was difficult for the teams getting home that late at night on a short week," Goodell said Wednesday. "So, we're reconsidering that and seeing if there's a better alternative for our teams."
"We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico," Goodell said in making the announcement. "Their passion for football is inspiring, and we look forward to another memorable game in Mexico City between two great teams next season."
The Patriots last played in Mexico in a 1998 preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, posting a 21-3 victory.
"The largest crowd the Patriots have played in front of was in Mexico City in 1998," Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. "It was a great experience and I am looking forward to our return. I know that we have a lot of passionate Patriots fans in Mexico. We have had plenty of success in international games and I attribute that to our tremendous fan support in those venues. I look forward to meeting some of our fantastic fans and enjoying the food and culture there in the fall."
"We love playing outside the country. We played down there and loved it," Patriots team president Jonathan Kraft said in an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub after the ESPN report. "If the league asked us to do it, we'd love to do it. It would be a lot of fun."