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Raiders 2021 schedule tracker: Las Vegas will host Ravens on ‘Monday Night Football’ in Week 1, play at Dallas on Thanksgiving

Tracking all the schedule leaks here

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The first home game in Las Vegas Raiders’ history last season was on Monday Night Football.

The first game with fans in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will also be aired on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The NFL teased the release of the entire 17-game NFL regular season schedule (it will be announced at 5 p.m. PT), by revealing the entire Week 1 slate early on Wednesday morning.

The Raiders close out opening weekend by hosting the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Sept. 13. Kickoff is set for 5:15 p.m. PT. and the game will also be shown on ESPN.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the MNF matchup in a tweet early Wednesday morning.

The Raiders’ plan is for a full house at Allegiant Stadium (the Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints in their first game there in Week 2 in 2020) for all games this season although details are still being worked out. Of course, the Raiders spent their first season in Las Vegas playing in an empty home stadium because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a big-time matchup to open the fan era in Las Vegas. The Ravens went 11-5 and made the AFC playoffs as a wild card in 2020. Facing Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson in Week 1 will be a stiff task for the new-look Raiders’ defense.

Several other games are currently being leaked:

The games that stick out are against the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. Former Raiders’ star Khalil Mack will reportedly play in Las Vegas for the first time on Oct. 10 and the Raiders will play at the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. So, we all have to adjust our holiday plans around this matchup.

Here’s an eighth game leaked:

A ninth game leaked, and it’s a big one:

Check back for more updates. We will have the full Raiders’ schedule when it is announced later this afternoon.