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Raiders have nine home games in 2021 season

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Derek Carr, Khalil Mack
Derek Carr, Khalil MackKirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Today is a holiday in the NFL world.

The league will release its 2021 regular-season schedule at 5 p.m. PT. so we’re just hours away from learning everything about the Las Vegas Raiders’ schedule.

We already know that the Raiders are opening the season in Week 1 at home in a Monday Night Football matchup vs. the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 13. That teaser was announced early this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America and will air on ESPN.

This will also mark the first time the Raiders will play in Las Vegas with fans in the stands at their beautiful new Allegiant Stadium.

But will they also end the season at home? How many prime-time games will the Silver and Black receive? When will the Raiders’ Thursday night game be? When will Las Vegas’ bye week be?

We do know that the Raiders will have a bonus game at Allegiant Stadium because of the new 17-game regular-season schedule, the Raiders will host Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears in a ninth home game, and then play an extra road game every other season.

Here is a refresher on the Raiders’ opponent list.

Raiders 2021 home opponents:
Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Football Team.

Raiders 2021 road opponents:
Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants.

Please come back to Silver and Black Pride tonight for coverage on the Raiders’ 2021 schedule release.

In other Raiders’ links:

He’s in the right place: New Raiders’ cornerback Casey Hayward says he is where he belongs.

Leatherwood chalk talk: The Athletic has an inside look at Raiders’ first-round pick, Alex Leatherwood’s fit in the offense,

Ruggs is all in: The NFL Network had an idea for an elite NFL track relay team and Raiders’ receiver Henry Ruggs approves.

Keeping it in the family: Mark Davis, who owns the Raiders and the Las Vegas aces of the WNBA, announced that Nikki Fargas is the new president of the Aces. Her husband is former Raiders’ running back Justin Fargas.