With Raiders and Patriots set to play in Mexico City, here's a glossary of American football terms in Spanish
By Cecilia Sanchez and Steve Padilla
Nov 17, 2017 | 11:20 AM
Some terms are fairly obvious. If you’ve got 100 yardas, you’ve got a football field. Some words carry the flavor of Spanglish, like taclear. And when a quarterback gets tackled in the backfield, that’s el sack.
With the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriotsset to play in Mexico City this Sunday in a stadium more accustomed to fútbol than football, here’s a sampling of terms typically used in Mexico for American football.
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Sanchez reported from Mexico City and Padilla from Los Angeles.