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Prime Time Exposure

The Raiders will open their 2016 regular season against the host New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 11, the NFL announced April 14.

Oakland has three prime time games — Sunday, Nov. 6, against the visiting Denver Broncos at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) on NBC; Monday, Nov. 21, against the Houston Texans at 5:30 p.m. in Mexico City on ESPN; Thursday, Dec. 8, against the host Kansas City Chiefs at 5:25 p.m. on NBC and the NFL Network.

To view the 2016 Raiders regular season schedule, please click here

The Raiders' home opponents are Atlanta (Sept. 18), San Diego (Oct. 9), Kansas City (Oct. 16), Denver (Nov. 6), Carolina (Nov. 27), Buffalo (Dec. 4), Indianapolis (Dec. 24). The Oakland-Houston game on Nov. 21 in Mexico City is designated a Raiders' home contest.

The Raiders' road opponents are New Orleans (Sept. 11), Tennessee (Sept. 25, Baltimore (Oct. 2), Jacksonville (Oct. 23), Tampa Bay (Oct. 30), Kansas City (Dec. 8), San Diego (Dec. 18) and Denver (Jan. 1).

The Raiders have their bye in Week 10.

Other 2016 Raiders schedule notes:

The Raiders are 15th in 2016 NFL Strength of Schedule. Oakland's opponents had a .500 percentage and a 128-128 record in the 2015 season.

The Raiders tied for seventh with Kansas City in 2015 NFL Strength of Schedule. Oakland's opponents had a .545 winning percentage and 139-116-1 record in the 2014 season.

The Raiders are 1-12 their past 13 season openers. Their only win during this dismal stretch was a 23-20 victory over host Denver on Sept. 12, 2011. Oakland has not opened a season with a home victory since a 31-17 triumph over Seattle in 2002. Since then, the Raiders have lost six straight season openers at the Oakland Coliseum `

The Raiders play six games against 2015 playoff teams: Denver, Kansas City, Carolina and Houston.

The Raiders start and end the season with three road games over four weeks. Oakland's final three road games are against AFC West rivals Kansas City, San Diego and Denver.

Updated: 04-15-2016


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