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Raiders will host Miami Dolphins on Saturday, December 26 for Week 16 primetime game

The NFL gives Las Vegas fans a Christmas weekend gift

Las Vegas Raiders v Atlanta Falcons
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The Las Vegas Raiders’ worst game of the season, a 43-6 loss at the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, didn’t dissuade the NFL from putting them in another primetime game.

The NFL announced a three-game Saturday package for Week 16 — Christmas weekend — and the Raiders are at the center of those holiday plans. Their home game against the Miami Dolphins will be played on Saturday night, at 5:15 p.m. PT on the NFL Network.

The game could have big AFC playoff implications. The Raiders are 6-5 and the Dolphins are 7-4. The Raiders play on Thursday night in Week 15, at home against the Los Angeles Chargers, so the Saturday night game will not be played on short rest.

The other Saturday games in Week 16 are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers at the Arizona Cardinals.

It should be a fun day after Christmas.