The Raiders are staying on the West Coast in the first two games of the season and expect both games to be filled with tons of Raiders fans.
Thus, we officially know the first two Las Vegas Raiders’ 2022 regular-season games.
The NFL has just allowed teams to announce their first home game of the season and the Raiders have let the world know they will host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2, on September 18. Kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. PT. The Raiders will open the season on the road on September 11 at AFC West rival, the Los Angeles Chargers. Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m. PT. Of course, Raiders fans are famous for taking over Chargers’ home games, so this is a team-friendly start to the season.
Week 1 will be a huge rematch of the Raiders’ thrilling Week 18 overtime home win over the Chargers that sent them to the playoffs and sent the Chargers home for the offseason. Both teams and fan bases will be ready for this one.
This isn’t a bad start for the home slate for Las Vegas, The Cardinals aren’t expected to be a major playoff threat (even though they did make the postseason in 2021) and this could be a good way for the Raiders to start their eight-game home season. Unlike last year, they play nine games on the road and eight at home in 2022.
Key Las Vegas addition Chandler Jones will be fired up for this game. The pass-rusher signed with the Raiders from Arizona in free agency. Now, he gets to chase Kyler Murray and former Raiders center Rodney Hudson will face his former team for the first time since being traded in 2021. The Raiders get a nice break as they will face Arizona during star receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ NFL suspension.
Check out the Raiders’ AFC West odds here from our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook. They have the Chargers priced at an early four-point favorite over Las Vegas in Week 1. The Raiders have the third most difficult schedule in the NFL, according to NFL analyst Warren Sharp.
The Raiders will begin and end the season against an AFC West foe. They host the reining six-time AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 18. Last year, the Raiders clinches a playoff berth with a home game in Week 18 and perhaps it will happen again.
Here is the complete 2022 Raiders’ schedule:
Raiders 2022 Preseason Schedule
Aug. 4 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 5:00 p.m.NBC
New England Patriots
Raiders 2022 Regular Season Schedule
Sept. 11 at Los Angeles Chargers 1:25 p.m. CBS
Sept. 18 Arizona Cardinals 1:25 p.m. CBS
Sept. 25 at Tennessee Titans 10:00 a.m. FOX
Oct. 2 Denver Broncos 1:25 p.m. CBS
Oct. 10 at Kansas City Chiefs* 5:15 p.m. ESPN
Oct. 23 Houston Texans 1:05 p.m. CBS
Oct. 30 at New Orleans Saints 10:00 a.m CBS
Nov. 6 at Jacksonville Jaguars 10:00 a.m. CBS
Nov. 13 Indianapolis Colts 1:05 p.m. CBS
Nov. 20 at Denver Broncos 1:05 p.m.FOX
Nov. 27 at Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m.CBS
Dec. 4 Los Angeles Chargers 1:25 p.m.CBS
Dec. 8 at Los Angeles Rams 5:15 p.m. Prime Video
Dec. 18 New England Patriots 5:20 p.m.NBC
Dec. 24 at Pittsburgh Steelers 5:15 p.m. NFLN
Jan. 1 San Francisco 49ers 1:05 p.m. FOX
Jan. 7 or Jan. 8 Kansas City Chiefs TBDTBD
So, four prime time games for the Raiders and three in December. The Raiders seem to have a very tough ends to the season. What do you think about it?
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