The Los Angeles Chargers will play internationally for the second consecutive year when they host their AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca during the 2019 season, the NFL announced Monday. The date and time for the game will be announced in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring.
The Chargers played Tennessee in London on Oct. 21. The Chiefs were scheduled to play the Rams in Mexico in November, but poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca, the result of several soccer games and concerts as well as a significant amount of rain, caused the NFL to move the game to Los Angeles.
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• The Titans promoted tight ends assistant Arthur Smith to offensive coordinator.
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