The NFL released the entire 2019 schedule on Wednesday evening, and the Oakland Raiders have perhaps the most difficult schedule in the league.
Coming off a 4-12 season, the Raiders have made a ton of roster moves already this offseason. Fans will get their first look at the new-look roster when the Raiders host the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 1 On Sept. 9. The Raiders went 1-1 against the Broncos a season ago.
As was revealed days ago, the Raiders will be hosting the Chicago Bears in Week 5 on Oct. 6 in London. That will mark Khalil Mack’s first game against his former team. Considering the travel needed for that game, the Raiders’ Bye Week will come early this season in Week 6.
The Raiders only have a total of two Primtetime games in 2019, with the other being a Thursday night game against the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10.
A couple of other highlights of the schedule include a Week 7 game at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers coming out of the Bye Week, and a trip to New York to play the Jets in Week 12. Both of those games are set to start at 10 a.m. PT.
The Raiders will begin their season with two straight division opponents as they host the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 after the Broncos. They then also close their season with two straight division opponents, traveling to the Chargers in Week 16 and Broncos in Week 17.
Four of the Raiders’ final six games of the season will be on the road. Their last home games, likely the final in Oakland for the team, will be in Week 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
They also have a stretch where they don’t play in Oakland after Week 2 until Week 9, which makes a touch schedule even that more difficult.
Here is a complete look at the Raiders’ 2019 schedule, courtesy of Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Raiders' schedule for 2019: First game on MNF vs. Broncos on Sept. 9. Last game at Broncos on Dec. 29. Possibly final game in Oakland to be Week 15, Dec. 15 vs. Jaguars. Full schedule: pic.twitter.com/1BvBS7PncP
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) April 18, 2019