Everyone want seems to be wondering where the Raiders will be playing in the future, but the NFL revealed Wednesday where they won’t be playing for a large chunk of the 2019 season’s first half.
That’s at home, Oakland will go six weeks without a home game at Oakland Coliseum-a stretch that begins after the week two home game against Kansas City on Sept 15 and then – when it returns home on November, third against Detroit.
The NFL schedule-makers did not do much to make Jon Gruden second season with the Raiders easier. Many: Raiders schedule toughest based on 2018 records, in fact, it’s a remarkable work of art when it comes to unfortunate scheduling for a West Coast team, let’s take a closer look. Week three at Minnesota this will be Oakland’s first trip to U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings finished eight seven one last season but they were five to three at home, week four at Indianapolis Colts were six the two at home last season, and the Raiders lost 42 to 28 to them in Oakland last season after the Colts scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, week five versus Chicago it’s a home game for the Oakland Raiders at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London against the defending NFC North Champion Chicago Bears and Khalil Mack, who was traded from Oakland last season, week 7 at Green Bay after a bye week, Oakland Raiders gets Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at Lambeau Field, where the Raiders haven’t won since 1987.Week 8 at Houston just a visit to see DeShaun Watson and J.J.
Watt to end this six-week stretch, no big deal, the late Al Davis would be fuming. More: full schedules dates times for every NFL team those 5 teams had a combined. 602 winning percentage last season, and Oakland finished one to seven on the road in 2018
All of the games-even the one in London will kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific time, Jon Gruden better get his team some alarm clocks. It gets worse, it’s clear to ask where the season will be after that stretch and if contention is possible in the AFC West, but in another cruel twist, the Oakland Raiders last three road games are against the Chiefs, Chargers, and Broncos in December.
Seriously, who made this schedule? the Raiders view play three straight home games after the six-week run, against Lion’s chargers and Bengals but no team should be asked to do that much traveling without at least 1 true home game mixed in.
This might even put extra pressure on Gruden and the Raiders heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.
They have 3 1st-round picks and must use them to answer for the Mack and Amari Cooper trades. Now, Oakland Raiders will have to make those picks knowing the players will spend a significant early chunk of their rookie seasons away from Oakland.