2014 Raiders Schedule Notes


FB Marcel Reece breaks off a 63-yard run against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in 2013. Photo by Tony Gonzales

  • The Oakland Raiders' will open their 55th regular season schedule with a trip to New York to play the Jets.
  • The Raiders open in the Eastern Time Zone for the second straight season, as they traveled to Indianapolis last year.
  • The Silver and Black will open against a team from the AFC East for the first time since 2005, when they played in the NFL season's opener against the New England Patriots.
  • Oakland will start on the road for the fourth time in five years.
  • The Raiders will open their season against the Jets for the third time (1962 and 1985) in team history and the first time ever in New York.
  • Three of the team's first four games will be played away from the Bay Area, with two trips to the East coast to play the Jets (Sept. 7) and Patriots (Sept. 21) and one to London to play the Dolphins (Sept. 28).
  • Oakland will host a game as part of the NFL's Thursday Night Football for the second time in three years when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 20. The Raiders hosted the Broncos on Dec. 6, 2012.
  • The schedule includes nine games against playoff teams from 2013 and 10 games against teams with winning records last year.
  • This season will be only the second time in six seasons that the Raiders will not play on Monday Night Football (2010).
  • The Raiders will play five games against all teams from last year's "final four," traveling to Denver, Seattle and New England, and hosting Denver and San Francisco.
  • The Silver and Black also play both teams from last year's Super Bowl, including facing them in back-to-back games on Nov. 2 at Seattle and Nov. 9 vs. Denver.
  • Oakland will travel more than any other team this season, including a trip to England. The Raiders will travel over 36,000 miles, approximately 10,000 miles more than the Seattle Seahawks.
  • This season will mark the second time in three years that the Raiders will have a bye in Week 5 (2012).
  • The Raiders will face the Broncos to close out the season for the second consecutive year, as they travel to Denver on Dec. 28. It marks just the third time since the Raiders returned to Oakland in 1995 that they will finish the season against the Broncos.
  • The Silver and Black will face NFC West opponents in back-to-back weeks this season, traveling to St. Louis in Week 13 and hosting San Francisco the following week.
  • The Raiders will not face a divisional opponent until Week 6, when they host the San Diego Chargers. This is the latest in the year for their first AFC West match-up since 2004, when Oakland played a divisional opponent for the first time in Week 6.
  • The Raiders do not have more than two consecutive road games in 2014.

Raiders 2014 Regular Season Schedule
Sunday, September 710:00 amat NY JetsCBS
Sunday, September 141:25 pmHOUSTONCBS
Sunday, September 2110:00 amat New EnglandCBS
Sunday, September 2810:00 amMIAMI (London)CBS
Sunday, October 5BYE WEEK
Sunday, October 121:05 pmSAN DIEGOCBS
Sunday, October 191:25 pmARIZONAFOX
Sunday, October 261:25 pmat ClevelandCBS
Sunday, November 21:25 pmat SeattleCBS
Sunday, November 91:05 pmDENVERCBS
Sunday, November 161:05 pmat San DiegoCBS
Thursday, November 205:25 pmKANSAS CITYNFLN
Sunday, November 3010:00 amat St. LouisCBS
Sunday, December 71:25 pmSAN FRANCISCOFOX
Sunday, December 1410:00 amat Kansas CityCBS
Sunday, December 211:25 pmBUFFALOCBS
Sunday, December 281:25 pm*at DenverCBS
All Times Are Pacific | *Time subject to change due to flexible scheduling

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