The Oakland Raiders know who they'll matching up against in the 2016 season. The Raiders finished the 2015 campaign third in the AFC West and as such, they'll face off against the third place teams in the AFC North and AFC East – the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills respectively in addition to the 2016 rotation that includes teams from the AFC and NFC South.
Of course, the Raiders will play typical six divisional games, including a pair against the defending Super Bowl champions, to round out their 16 game schedule. The Raiders will host the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football Nov. 21 in Mexico City.
The complete playing schedule is typically announced in mid-April.
|Raiders 2016 Opponents|
|Houston Texans||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Indianapolis Colts||Tennessee Titans|
|Buffalo Bills||Baltimore Ravens|
|Atlanta Falcons||New Orleans Saints|
|Carolina Panthers||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Denver Broncos||Denver Broncos|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Kansas City Chiefs|
|San Diego Chargers||San Diego Chargers|
Atlanta Falcons (8-8) – The Silver and Black have not taken on the Falcons since 2012 and have not beaten Atlanta since 2000.
Buffalo Bills (8-8)– The last time the Raiders took on the Bills they won 26-24, with rookie quarterback Derek Carr throwing for 214 yards and two touchdowns. They lead the all-time series 20-17.
Carolina Panthers (15-1)– The Raiders haven't beaten the Panthers since 2004, when they defeated Carolina 27-24. The Panthers lead the all-time series 3-2. Carolina lost to Denver 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.
Denver Broncos (12-4)– The last time the Silver and Black beat the Broncos at home was in 2010 when quarterback Jason Campbell threw for 238 yards and one touchdown to help lift the Raiders over Denver 39-23. The Broncos topped the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to claim the Super Bowl 50 title.
Indianapolis Colts (8-8)– The Raiders haven't beaten the Colts at home since 1995. The Silver and Black own the all-time series 7-6.
Houston Texans (9-7) **– Although the Texans lead the all-time series 6-3, the Raiders have won two of the last three matchups against Houston. The Raiders will host the Texans at Estadio Azteca Nov. 21 on ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)– The Raiders didn't beat the Chiefs at home this season, but they did so in 2014, hosting the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football and beating them 24-20.
San Diego Chargers (4-12)– After sweeping the season series of the Bolts in 2015, the Raiders lead the all-time series 60-50-2.
Baltimore Ravens (5-11) – The Raiders have only beaten the Ravens twice, both times in Oakland, with the latest in Week 2 of the 2015 season.
Denver Broncos (12-4)– The last time the Silver and Black traveled to Denver, they beat the Broncos 15-12.
Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)–The Raiders last win in Kansas City came in 2012 when they won 26-16.
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)– The Silver and Black have not traveled to Jacksonville since 2010 when they fell to the Jaguars 38-31.
New Orleans Saints (7-9) – The Raiders are set to meet former head coach Dennis Allen for the first time in 2016. The Saints lead the all-time series 6-5-1.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)– Although they fell to the Buccaneers in their last meeting, the Raiders still lead the all-time series 6-2.
Tennessee Titans (3-13)– The Raiders return to Music City again in 2016. The last time the two teams met, Week 12 of the 2015 season, the Silver and Black were victorious 24-21.
San Diego Chargers (4-12)– The Raiders traveled to Southern California in late-October 2015, beating the Chargers 37-29.