The Oakland Raiders open the 2011 NFL regular season in prime-time for the fifth time in seven seasons when the Silver and Black travel to Denver to face the AFC West Broncos on Monday night, September 12. The Raiders then travel to Buffalo to face the AFC East Bills on September 18 before hosting the New York Jets at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in the 2011 home opener on September 25.
| Raiders 2011 Preseason Schedule |
|Thursday, August 11||TBA||Arizona||TBA|
|August 18-22||TBA||at San Francisco||TBA|
|Sunday, August 28||5:00 pm||New Orleans||NBC|
|Friday, September 2||TBA||at Seattle||TBA|
| Raiders 2011 Regular Season Schedule |
|Monday, September 12||7:15 pm||at Denver||ESPN|
|Sunday, September 18||10:00 am||at Buffalo||CBS|
|Sunday, September 25||1:05 pm||New York||CBS|
|Sunday, October 2||1:15 pm||New England||CBS|
|Sunday, October 9||10:00 am||at Houston||CBS|
|Sunday, October 16||1:05 pm||Cleveland||CBS|
|Sunday, October 23||1:05 pm||Kansas City||CBS|
| BYE WEEK |
|Sunday, November 6||1:05 pm||Denver||CBS|
|Thursday, November 10||5:20 pm||at San Diego||NFLN|
|Sunday, November 20||10:00 am||at Minnesota||CBS|
|Sunday, November 27||1:05 pm||Chicago||FOX|
|Sunday, December 4||10:00 am||at Miami||CBS|
|Sunday, December 11||10:00 am||at Green Bay||CBS|
|Sunday, December 18||1:05 pm||Detroit||FOX|
|Saturday, December 24||10:00 am||at Kansas City||CBS|
|Sunday, January 1||1:15 pm||San Diego||CBS|
|*All Times Are Pacific|
The following week, Raiders face their third straight original American Football League opponent, taking on the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 2. The contest also marks the second straight contest versus a team that qualified for the postseason last year. The Raiders then take to the road for the third time in the first five weeks of the 2011 regular season to face the AFC South Houston Texans on October 9.
The Raiders then are back home for two straight home games at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, first hosting the AFC North Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 16, then playing the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 23. Following a bye, the Raiders play two more games versus AFC West foes, first at home against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, November 6, then in San Diego versus the Chargers in a nationally-televised, prime-time contest to be aired on the NFL Network on Thursday evening, November 10.
The Raiders are on the road again the following week to play the NFC North Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 20 before returning to Oakland to host the NFC North Chicago Bears on Sunday, November 27. Two straight road games are next, in Miami to play the AFC East Dolphins on Sunday, December 4, then at Green Bay to face last year's Super Bowl champion Packers on Sunday, December 11.
The Raiders return home to face the NFC North Lions on Sunday, December 18 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
The Raiders then face two fellow AFC West foes, first versus the Chiefs in Kansas City on Saturday, December 24 before returning to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to host the San Diego Chargers on New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012.