For the first time this week, the Raiders prepared for their upcoming opponent the same way the will when the regular season hits. It’s the next step in preparation for the 2018 season.
This week they prepared to face a familiar foe — the Green Bay Packers. Ever since Reggie McKenzie took over as Raiders GM in 2012, the Packers have been a semi-regular preseason opponent. Others are pretty familiar with the Packers organization too.
Jon Gruden came up with the Packers in the early 90s under then head coach Mike Holmgren.
With his return to the sideline, Gruden brought over former Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett to be his wide receivers coach and Bennett was instrumental in convincing longtime Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson to sign on in Oakland after becoming a cap casualty this offseason.
Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac came over from Green Bay after nine years in the same position with the Packers. So, it’s going to be a big reunion Friday. Made all the more enjoyable because the end result doesn’t matter.
Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland CA
Game time: Friday, August 24, 7:30 pm Pacific (10:30 pm ET)
Raiders broadcast: KTVU (FOX/2 - San Francisco/Oakland), KQCA (My/58 - Sacramento), KTLA (CW/5 - Los Angeles), KVVU (FOX/5 - Las Vegas), KHON (FOX/2 - Honolulu).
Packers broadcast: WGBA (NBC/26 - Green Bay)WTMJ (NBC/4 - Milwaukee) KTVI (FOX/2 - St. Louis) WKOW (ABC/27 - Madison)WAOW (ABC/9 - Wausau WI)WQOW (ABC/18 - Eau Claire WI)WXOW (ABC/19 - La Crosse WI)WLUC (FOX/6.2 - Marquette MI)KQDS (FOX/21 - Duluth MN)KGCW (CW/23 - Quad Cities)KWWL (CW/7.2 - Waterloo IA)KCCI (MeTV/8.2 - Des Moines IA)WYZZ (FOX/43 - Peoria IL)KDLT (NBC/5 - Sioux Falls SD)KMTV (CBS/3 - Omaha)KYUR (ABC/13 - Anchorage AK)KATN (ABC/2 - Fairbanks AK)KJUD (ABC/11 - Juneau AK)
NFL Network scheduled to show the game at 8pm PT with a replay at 1:00am PT.
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass Preseason live
Radio: Listen online here. Bay Area — KCBS-740 AM. Select games on 95.7 The Game and 106.9 KFRC. Las Vegas — 102.7 The Coyote and 720 AM. (Brent Musberger, Lincoln Kennedy). Spanish broadcasts on La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM.
Announcers: Raiders broadcast - Beth Mowins, Matt Millen, Rich Gannon. Packers broadcast: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton
Enemy blog: Acme Packing Co.
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