The Oakland Raiders 2017 schedule came out last month, and features some premier matchups, but one thing not included on the schedule was what time the preseason games would kick off. Tuesday morning the NFL released all the preseason game times slated for the 2017; let's take a deeper look.
The Silver and Black's first preseason game will take place on Aug. 12 against the Arizona Cardinals, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., at 7 p.m. PT. The team's only preseason victory came last season against the Cardinals in Week 2, also at University of Phoenix Stadium. Running back George Atkinson III led the way with 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
In a Northern California vs. Southern California battle, the second game of the preseason will occur on Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. PT, only this time it won't be against the Los Angeles Chargers. In the Raiders' first home game of the preseason, the team will meet the Los Angeles Rams on the gridiron at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for the first time since the Rams returned to L.A.
Last season, the NFL saw the resurrection of two of its most storied franchises, the Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys. Both coming off playoff berths, the two sides will clash for the first of two encounters this season in the preseason. At AT&T Stadium in Dallas, young phenom quarterbacks, Derek Carr and Dak Prescott will lead their teams onto the field Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. PT.
For the 13th year in a row, the Raiders will face off against the Seattle Seahawks in the final week of the preseason. In 2016, the Silver and Black hosted the Seahawks at the Coliseum, and will do so again this year; kickoff is scheduled for Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. PT
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