Officially, it’s one down, 16 to go for the Las Vegas Raiders’ 2023 schedule.
Early Thursday morning, as part of its slow trickle of teasing games leading to tonight’s full NFL schedule release, the league announced that the Raiders will play against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Christmas Day at 10 a.m. PT. It will be shown on CBS and Nickelodeon.
While that game is official, the entire schedule will be released at 5 p.m. PT. Yet, there are reports and rumors coming out. We will put them in this post. Remember, nothing that doesn’t come from the NFL is official.
Yet, there is a report that the Raiders will host Davante Adams’ former team, the Green Bay Packers, on Oct. 9 on Monday Night Football.
Packers' full 2023 schedule (per source):— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) May 11, 2023
- Five prime time games even without Rodgers
- Love's first game as full-time starter will be in Chicago
- Thanksgiving in Detroit
- Davante Adams vs. Packers for first time on MNF Week 5
- Super Bowl champs at Lambeau on SNF Week 13 pic.twitter.com/lBvES4Wlmf
So, there are already two reported high-profile games on the Raiders’ 2023 slate.
There are rumors out of the Big Apple the Raiders’ home game against the New York Giants will be played on Dec. 31. That would make the usually wild New Year’s Eve on The Strip even more crazy if true.
UPDATE: Those rumors are reportedly wrong. Darren Waller and the Giants are reportedly coming to Vegas in Week 9.
leaked NYG schedule would feature an absolutely brutal start— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) May 11, 2023
SEVEN ROAD GAMES in 9 weeks including TWO trips to the West Coast & one to Miami:
WK 2: @ ARI (stay out West)
WK 3: @ SF
WK 4: home vs SEA
WK 5: @ MIA
WK 6: @ BUF
WK 7: @ WAS
WK 8: home vs NYJ
WK 9: @ LV
WK 10: @ DAL
There are also rumors out of Buffalo that the Raiders will play at the Bills in Week 2.
There are rumors in Kansas City that the Raiders will host the Chiefs in Week 12. That would mean two late season games against the champs.
The Athletic is reporting the Raiders will play at the Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football: in Week 8. That’s two Monday nighter’s plus a Christmas day slot with less of the schedule leaked.
Not big on schedule leaks, but if you wanted to book your trip to Detroit … #Raiders are there for Monday Night Football Week 8.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) May 11, 2023
Think everybody heard about the home MNF game vs. Packers Week 5 and the Christmas game in KC.
The Raiders reportedly will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 on a short week for the Steelers.
the Steelers make 3 trips to the West Coast:— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) May 11, 2023
Wk 3 @ Las Vegas Raiders
Wk 7 @ Los Angeles Rams
Wk 17 @ Seattle Seahawks
the Week 3 trip is on a SHORT WEEK given their MNF game vs CLE in Week 2
Week 7 to LA is off a Week 6 bye
Week 17 is off a game hosting Cincy in Week 16
The Athletic is reporting the Raiders will open the season at Denver. That means they could open the season with back-to-back road trips.
Check back for more rumors and leaks throughout the day leading up to the 5 p.m. PT release.