Ranking the five international games on NFL 2017 schedule

First, the good news: The NFL’s 2017 International Series includes four games in London — the most ever in one season.

The bad news: The decade’s worst two teams are among the participants.

The Cleveland Browns, 1-15 last season and 29-83 since the start of the 2010 season, will make their first regular-season trip to the United Kingdom for a Week 8 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The Jacksonville Jaguars, 3-13 last season and 30-82 since 2010, will take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.

In fact, the best international NFL game this year won’t take place in London at all. As the NFL attempts to build an international fan base of 200 million people, let’s rank the five-game slate based on how interesting the games appear — at least here in the third week of April. (Note: All times are ET).

Sunday, Nov. 19 (4:25 p.m.) at Estadio Azteca, Mexico City

This matchup pits the Super Bowl LI champions against a 2016 wild-card playoff team that was crippled by quarterback Derek Carr‘s broken leg in Week 15. Carr is expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp, and with him the Raiders are probably the best team in the AFC West.

The Raiders have a huge following in Mexico, in part because of the family heritage of franchise legends Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett, and that won’t change with their pending move to Las Vegas. Given its relatively late position on the schedule, this game could carry significant playoff implications.

Sunday, Oct. 1 (9:30 a.m.), at Wembley Stadium

The Dolphins are an ascending team, having won nine of their final 11 games last season. Coach Adam Gase sparked Miami’s first playoff appearance in eight years, and there is every reason to consider the Dolphins a playoff team in 2017. And the Saints, with quarterback Drew Brees in coach Sean Payton’s offense, are never boring. Brees has thrown for at least 4,800 yards and 32 touchdowns in each of his past six seasons, and leads the league in both categories during that span by a wide margin.

Sunday, Oct. 22 (1 p.m.), at Twickenham Stadium, London

The Cardinals are giving it another go with their veteran duo of quarterback Carson Palmer, 37, and receiver

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