It will be a historic game when the Houston Texans take on the Oakland Raiders Monday night in the NFL's first game in Mexico since 2005, but this latest edition of football's international series is posing some unique challenges.
FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:
The Texans sent a memo to players advising them not to leave the team hotel, bring large sums of cash or expensive jewelry, or use ATM's.
They've also told their players don't drink the water unless it comes in a plastic bottle, don't use ice and don't eat meat. Cattle in Mexico have been known to be injected with Clenbuterol, a banned steroid which can leech into the blood stream and trigger a positive PED test.
The Raiders haven't been given the same warnings, but Oakland defensive back T..J. Carrie doesn't think they needed one:
(Carrie) "We have all the trust and belief in them that they're going to allow us to eat what they feel like is necessary for the game and for us to go out there and play."
Though he will be missing one food item down there:
(Carrie) "They have some good empanada's out there."
The game at the Estadio Azteca is the first Monday Night Football game played outside the United States.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News.