Early look at the 2011 schedule for Oakland and the rest of the AFC West.
OAK- Home: DEN, SD, KC, NE, NYJ, CLE, CHI, DET Away: Den, SD, KC, BUF, MIA, HOU, GB, MIN
KC- Home: OAK, SD, DEN, BUF, MIA, PIT, GB, MIN Away: OAK, SD, DEN, NE, NYJ, IND, CHI, DET
SD- Home: KC, OAK, DEN, BUF, MIA, BAL, GB, MIN Away: KC, OAK, DEN, NE, NYJ, JAC, CHI, DET
DEN- Home: OAK, KC, SD, NE, NYJ, CIN, CHI, DET Away: OAK, KC, SD, BUF, MIA, TEN, GB, MIN
So one thing that really popped out when this came out a while back was our schedule compared to the other contenders in the division, SD and KC.
1.) We get New England and the New York Jets in the Black Hole, while both Kansas City AND San Diego will have to travel to New England and New York...gotta love that, I mean that is huuuuuuge right there...I'd much rather have to travel to Miami and Buffalo rather than New England and New York.
2.) Our AFC North opponent is Cleveland whereas KC has Pittsburgh and San Diego has Baltimore...another huge plus!!
3.) All AFC South opponents are away games and we get Houston (who we play all the time it seems like), while KC plays at Indy (tough game) and San Diego plays at upstart Jacksonville.
I don't know about you guys, but these signs are pretty promising....Looking at our schedule compared to SD's and KC's its safe to say we have the easiest schedule.