Talk about a tortured fan base.
Here comes the game local fans have been waiting for and they’re playing it in another country — Patriots vs. Raiders in Mexico City.
Last season the feeling within the Raiders facility was that they wouldn’t be going back to Mexico City, and that if so it certainly wouldn’t be against the New England Patriots.
Then came Feb. 1, and the announcement that the Raiders would indeed be giving away the home date their fans have been waiting for against the franchise they most want to beat — and that includes their AFC West rivals and the 49ers.