The Raiders open the 2012 preseason on ESPN's Monday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys. Photo by Tony Gonzales.
Updated April 19, 2012
The Oakland Raiders kick off the franchise's 53rd season of professional football competition in the national spotlight, hosting the Dallas Cowboys at O.Co Coliseum on Monday night, August 13 on ESPN with kickoff at 5 p.m. PT. The Raiders return to O.Co Coliseum in Preseason Week 3 to face the Detroit Lions on Saturday, August 25 with kickoff at 4 p.m. PT
The Raiders travel to Arizona to face the Cardinals in Week 2, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. PT The Silver and Black travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks to wrap up the 2012 preseason on Thursday, August 30 with kickoff at 7 p.m. PT
Raider preseason games in 2012—except for the opener on ESPN— will again be produced in-house by the Emmy-Award-winning Silver and Black Productions and will air on KTVU FOX Channel 2/KICU Action 36. Silver and Black Productions also produces the popular magazine TV shows The Raiders Report and The Silver and Black Show.
| Raiders 2012 Preseason Schedule |
|August 13||5:00 pm||Dallas||ESPN|
|August 17||7:00 pm||at Arizona||TBA|
|August 25||4:00 pm||Detroit||TBA|
|August 30||7:00 pm||at Seattle||TBA|
|All Times Are Pacific|
2012 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS: In addition to playing fellow members of the American Football Conference Western Division twice—home and away—the Oakland Raiders also play all four members of the NFC South and AFC North, as well as one team each from the AFC East and AFC South.
HOME: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
AWAY: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins. In 2012, the Raiders will play seven games against teams that qualified for the postseason in 2011—home-and-away games versus the Denver Broncos; home games versus the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints; away games versus the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons.
The 2012 NFL regular season kicks off on Wednesday, September 5 with the first week of Sunday games slated for September 9.
Dates and times for the 2012 regular season games are slated to be announced by the NFL tomorrow afternoon. The actual remaining preseason date and time for the game at Arizona will also be announced at a later date. Oakland Raiders 2012 Season Tickets are on sale now. Fans may call 1-800-RAIDERS to speak with a sales representative or log on to www.raiders.com/tickets for more information.