The 2016 NFL schedule hasn't been released, but the Texans do know one road game on their schedule will require a passport. The Oakland Raiders will host Houston on Monday Night Football on Nov. 21 at Estadio Azteca.
"We have a great fan base and to be able to travel around the U.S. and play in these different stadiums is amazing," Duane Brown said on Tuesday's Texans All Access show. " But to go abroad somewhere and to somewhere that doesn't have football all the time, that level of excitement is going to be insane and from what I hear it's going to be like 100,000 plus people so it's going to be very exciting."
The matchup marks the first-ever Monday Night Football game to be played outside the U.S. and the first international game for the Texans. Wide receiver Cecil Shorts III played regular season games in London during his four-year career in Jacksonville. He recalled the intensity of the fans and cultural differences in playing outside the U.S.
"So loud and they cheer the loudest whenever you kick the ball," Shorts said his London experience. "If it's an extra point or punt, they just cheer the loudest. And there are so many different jerseys everywhere."
According to the official release, the average viewership for regular season NFL games among Hispanic fans has risen 28 percent in the past five years. The NFL hopes to unite its fan base with the addition of a regular season game in Mexico.
"It will be fun," Shorts said. "Mexico City is not too far from here on the plane. That will be awesome on a Monday night game. That's amazing. I think it will be a great opportunity for us."