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2014 Raiders Schedule Announced

The Raiders will open their 2014 regular season on the road against the New York Jets on Sunday, Sept. 7, the NFL announced April 23. Oakland's first home game is Sunday, Sept. 14 against the Houston Texans.

Oakland has only one prime-time game — Thursday, Nov. 20, against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs at 5:25 p.m. (Pacific). The game will be televised by the NFL Network.

To view the 2014 Raiders regular-season schedule, please click here

The Raiders' home opponents are Houston (Sept. 14), Miami (Sept. 28), San Diego (Oct.12), Arizona (Oct. 19), Denver (Nov. 9), Kansas City (Nov. 20), San Francisco (Dec. 7) and Buffalo (Dec. 21).

The Raiders' road opponents are the New York Jets (Sept. 7), New England (Sept. 21), Cleveland (Oct. 26), Seattle (Nov. 2), San Diego (Nov. 16), St. Louis (Nov. 30), Kansas City (Dec. 14) and Denver (Dec. 28)

Other 2014 Raiders schedule notes:

The Raiders rank first in 2014 NFL strength of schedule. Oakland's opponents had a .548 winning percentage and a 148-108 record for the 2013 season. Entering last season, Oakland ranked 29th in NFL strength of schedule and finished 4-12, its 11 straight non-winning season.

To view the 2014 NFL strength of schedule, please click here

The Raiders will play nine games against 2013 playoff teams, plus a game against the 10-win Arizona Cardinals. In the final nine weeks of the season, Oakland plays seven games (counting the Broncos & Chiefs twice) against 2013 playoff teams.

The visiting 49ers will play the Raiders on Dec. 7 at Coliseum, San Francisco's first regular-season game in Oakland since 2002.

The Raiders open the season on the road for the fourth time in five seasons (2010, 2011, 2013 & 2014). Oakland is 1-8 in its past nine season openers.

The Raiders have only seven regular-season home games because the Oakland-Miami contest in Week 4 will be played at London's Wembley Stadium on Sept. 28 as part of the 2014 NFL International Series.

The Raiders have their bye in Week 5, two weeks earlier than their 2013 bye.

Updated: 04-23-2014


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