New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders
The New England Patriots play the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City today. The Patriots stayed in Colorado this week to practice at the Air Force Academy. This will help the Patriots get used to playing at a higher elevation. Estadio Azteca is at an elevation of 7,200 feet while the Air Force Academy is at an elevation of 7,258 feet. The Patriots recently played the Broncos in Denver at an elevation of 5,280 feet. That’s a big jump from Denver and an even bigger jump from the home confines of Gillette Stadium at 289 feet. The Raiders play at the Coliseum that is very close to sea level.
Here’s a look at the elevation the Patriots have played at this season. The game in Denver last week and Mexico City this week are clearly the only games this season where elevation comes into play.