The NFL travels to Mexico City this week for the final of five games of the 2022 International Series. Who is playing the NFL Mexico Game today, when does the international game start and how can you watch?
Who is playing the NFL Mexico Game today?
Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
The Arizona Cardinals need this. Poorly. The team is clearly struggling for the dying stretches of playoff life at 4-6, and another loss to another NFC wild card contender would likely spell the end of the team’s 2022 postseason hopes.
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It certainly doesn’t help that as of this writing, the status of Arizona’s QB situation is completely up in the air. Kyler Murray missed the contest last week with a hamstring injury, although backup QB Colt McCoy, who was relieved of his own lower body injury, steered the offense admirably to 27 points on a 26-37 passing line for 238 yards and a score .
The 49ers’ offense, on the other hand, is healthier than it’s been for a long time. Elijah Mitchell is finally back from a knee injury and came out full of momentum on his return to action last week. The talented sophomore running back rushed for 89 yards on 18 carries for an impressive 4.9 yards per carry.
Mitchell will be joined by superstars Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle, and rising Brandon Aiyuk to form one of the most dynamic and explosive offensive arms groups in the entire league.
Arizona’s uninspiring defense, which ranks 23rd in the league in yards allowed and bottom three in points allowed, will hit a handful in this prime-time matchup.
PFN Betting Director BJ Rudell summarized this NFL Mexico game in his Early NFL Week 11 Predictions and Picks.
“While we await Kyler Murray’s availability, we can see that the 49ers, as good as they are technically, have not yet been fully implemented on the field. Lost by two touchdowns to the Falcons? Lose at home to the Chiefs by three touchdowns?
But in fairness, Christian McCaffrey — and more recently a returning Elijah Mitchell and Deebo Samuel — make San Francisco one of the toughest 5-4 teams in years, especially given their often-stifling defense.
Arizona’s defensive struggles reinforce a strong possibility that the Niners’ offense will continue to click. A win with eight plus points seems likely.”
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When is the NFL Mexico game today?
Date: Monday 21 November 2022
Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
TV channel and live stream for NFL Mexico game
TV channel: ESPN
Live broadcast: NFL+ (on the market)
Want to make sure you catch this prime-time international affair between two sides who desperately need a win to keep up in the NFC? Check out Vidgo or fuboTV, two streaming platforms that offer you live sports on multiple devices. Also, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to live streaming NFL games.