The 2016 NFL schedule is now officially out, so we know who the Raiders will be playing which week. Here is that sweet, sweet 2016 schedule in all its glory.
Week 1: Sun., Sept. 11 at New Orleans Saints 10:00 a.m. FOX
Week 2: Sun., Sept. 18 ATLANTA FALCONS 1:25 p.m. CBS
Week 3: Sun., Sept. 25 at Tennessee Titans 10:00 a.m. CBS
Week 4: Sun., Oct. 2 at Baltimore Ravens 10:00 a.m. CBS
Week 5: Sun., Oct. 9 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS* 1:25 p.m. CBS
Week 6: Sun., Oct. 16 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS* 1:05 p.m. CBS
Week 7: Sun., Oct. 23 at Jacksonville Jaguars* 10:00 a.m. CBS
Week 8: Sun., Oct. 30 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers* 10:00 a.m. CBS
Week 9: Sun., Nov. 6 DENVER BRONCOS* 5:30 p.m. NBC
Week 10: BYE WEEK
Week 11: Mon., Nov. 21 HOUSTON TEXANS# 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Week 12: Sun., Nov. 27 CAROLINA PANTHERS* 1:25 p.m. CBS
Week 13: Sun., Dec. 4 BUFFALO BILLS* 1:05 p.m. CBS
Week 14: Thu., Dec. 8 at Kansas City Chiefs 5:25 p.m. NBC/NFL Network/Twitter
Week 15: Sun., Dec. 18 at San Diego Chargers* 1:25 p.m. CBS
Week 16: Sat., Dec. 24 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS* 1:05 p.m. CBS
Week 17: Sun., Jan. 1 at Denver Broncos* 1:25 p.m. CBS
Primetime games: 3
The Raiders play on Sunday Night in Oakland vs the Broncos November 6, Monday Night Football game November 21 against the Texans in Mexico City, and Thursday Night December 8 in Kansas City.
Over / under win total: 7.5
That's what Vegas odds has the Raiders win total at entering the 2016 season. So, basically they don't figure the Raiders will make a big jump from their 7-9 record last season.
Strength of schedule: 15th (.500)
Here is the full NFL strength of schedule ranking.
This is based on how the 2015 season ended and as you know each team changes from year to year so this probably won't be the same strength of schedule at the end of next season.
Raiders preseason schedule
Week 1: Oakland at Arizona Cardinals (KTVU/KICU 7pm Pacific) Friday, August 12
Week 2: Oakland at Green Bay Packers (KTVU/KICU 5pm Pacific) Thursday, August 18
Week 3: Tennessee Titans at Oakland (CBS, 5 pm Pacific), Saturday, Aug. 27
Week 4: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland (KTVU/KICU) Thursday, September 1
All-time record vs. 2016 opponents
The NFL schedule is formulaic. We know 14 of the 16 opponents each year before it comes out. The Raiders will play the AFC West teams twice each year, which makes up six of the games. They will also play a rotating AFC and NFC division, which makes up eight more games. The Raiders will also play the teams in the other AFC divisions who finished in the same spot as them in the standings. That makes up all 16 opponents on the schedule each year.
2017 Raiders schedule
Home: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Patriots, NY Jets, Cowboys, NY Giants, AFC North team
Away: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Bills, Dolphins, Eagles, Washington, AFC South team
2018 Raiders schedule
Home: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Browns, Steelers, Rams, Seahawks, AFC South team
Away: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Ravens, Bengals, Cardinals, 49ers, AFC East team
2019 Raiders schedule
Home: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Jaguars, Titans, Bears, Lions, AFC North
Away: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Texans, Colts, Packers, Vikings, AFC East