The Kansas City Chiefs fell short of their ultimate goal this season, narrowly dropping a thrilling bout with the New England Patriots on Sunday night for the AFC crown, but while the loss stings now, there's little doubt that the 2018 campaign provided a glimpse into an exciting future for the franchise.
And, as the Chiefs look to build on the foundation they laid this season in 2019, they'll do so on the international stage.
The NFL announced the annual International Series games on Monday morning, and Kansas City is among next season's participants. The Chiefs will travel to Mexico City as the road team to take on the Los Angeles Chargers, meaning that Kansas City will not sacrifice a home game at Arrowhead.
It's a matchup that pits the AFC's top two teams in terms of regular-season record against one another, and if the last two years have been any indication, there could be plenty on the line when the division rivals take the field.
The game will take place at Estadio Azteca – the initial site of the Chiefs Week 11 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams earlier this season before field conditions forced the game to be relocated to Los Angeles.
The official date and time of the contest will be announced in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring.
To check out the full slate of International Series games, click here.