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The NFL announced on Tuesday that the game will move from Azteca Stadium to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.The game is being moved after concerns were raised about the condition of the field after several events were held at Azteca Stadium amid a lot of rain in Mexico City. There was an attempt to re-sod the field on Tuesday John Franklin-Myers Color Rush Jersey , but the league consulted with the NFLPA and independent field experts before determining that the field was not up to NFL standards now and would not be ready by gameday.NFL executive vice president of international Mark Waller said in a statement that the field conditions presented an “unnecessary risks to player safety.” Before the NFL’s decision, players from both teams were reportedly considering not playing in the game for that reason.All teams scheduled to give up a home game for an international game are required to have their home stadiums available on an emergency basis. The Rams have traveled to Colorado Springs to prepare for the Mexico City trip at altitude, but will now head back home to get ready to host the 9-1 Chiefs. The Saints got a win in Minneapolis on Sunday night and the Rams squeezed past the Packers earlier in the day, so the two teams will bring a combined record of 14-1 into the Superdome for the marquee matchup on next Sunday’s schedule.It’s a big enough game that the Saints didn’t spend much time savoring their victory over the Vikings before talk turned to what’s next on the schedule. Running back Mark Ingram said the Saints have respect for the Rams Marcus Peters Jersey , but that his team isn’t scared of anyone and that it is “tough sledding” for teams visiting New Orleans.While that’s certainly been the case over the years, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins was still focused on the work that the Saints will have to do this week to be ready.“Listen, we’re going to have to grind this tape,” Rankins said Aqib Talib Color Rush Jersey , via Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. “We played [the Rams] last year, but they’re a whole different animal this year. So it’s definitely going to be our biggest task yet. But we’re confident in the guys we have and it’s going to be a fun battle.”There’s a lot of football to be played, but the Rams-Saints matchup will do a lot to set the stage for the stretch run in the NFC.