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Oakland Raiders 2016 NFL schedule: Game times, strength of schedule, more

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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

Broncos: 60-49-2
Chargers: 60-50-2
Chiefs: 51-58-2
Texans: 3-6
Colts: 7-6
Falcons: 7-6
Panthers: 2-3
Bills: 20-17
Jaguars: 3-4
Titans: 24-20
Saints: 5-6-1
Buccaneers: 6-2
Ravens: 1-6

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, DolphinsEagles, Washington, AFC South team

2018 Raiders schedule

Home: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, BrownsSteelersRamsSeahawks, AFC South team

Away: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Ravens, BengalsCardinals49ers, AFC East team

2019 Raiders schedule

Home: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Jaguars, Titans, BearsLions, AFC North

Away: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Texans, Colts, PackersVikings, AFC East