Raiders go seven weeks between “home” games

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Fans in Oakland are going to have a chance to get used to not having the Raiders around.

After opening the season with home games against the Broncos (Sept. 9) and Chiefs (Sept. 15), the Raiders don’t play another home game until Week Nine against the Lions (Nov. 3).

That long absence is going to be nothing compared to leaving for Las Vegas, but it’s going to make it difficult for the team on the field.

Starting in Week Three, the Raiders play at the Vikings and at the Colts. Then comes the Week Five game against the Bears in London, and their bye week.

They come back to the United States in Week Seven at the Packers, followed by a road trip to Houston before they finally drag home to play the Lions.

That’s part of a three-game homestand, but they close with four of their final six on the road as well.

20 responses to “Raiders go seven weeks between “home” games

  1. No home games all of October well actual home games tough schedule ahead oh well let’s try and prove some doubters wrong. RN4L….

  2. what a joke, how many years in a row have they lost a home game now to this nonsense out of country games?

  3. Bucs have a similar stretch of non-home games with two aways, a “home” game in London, the bye and then two more aways.

  4. That because Mark Davis is all about the money only, and keeps playing home games in other countries because he gets paid to do so. Cares more about the $ then he does “w”. He could care care less about home field advantage as well, and that is why he took the money to go to Vegas to play in front of the guests of the casinos

  5. What did you expect? NFL “payback” for the Raiders waiting all winter to sign a lease with the City of Oakland.

  6. Don’t they complain about playing on the baseball infield? Now they only get 2 games on the diamond and they’re still complaining?

  7. It doesn’t matter. I expect the Raiders to be a good team this year, but it’s 2020 that I’m really looking forward to. Gruden inherited a huge mess. He’s going to be adding a ton of good young players in the next year or two, and those guys usually take a year to develop. Play all the games on the road this year. I don’t care. The winning will start soon. Gruden is building the team the right way. Bring the Raiders back to what they used to be. The Greatest sports franchise.

  8. raiderbeer34 says:
    April 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm
    what a joke, how many years in a row have they lost a home game now to this nonsense out of country games?
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    teams that generate the lowest revenue (home game ticket sales); are the ones
    playing international games. it has nothing to do with the team and all about the money.

  9. Every season the Raiders get porked on the schedule 7 weeks in-between home games this season .. and every year the Patriots get there last two games at home ..makes you wonder huh ???

  10. charliecharger says:
    April 17, 2019 at 11:44 pm
    It doesn’t matter. I expect the Raiders to be a good team this year, but it’s 2020 that I’m really looking forward to. Gruden inherited a huge mess.
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    Yep, it was a huge mess, lol…Gruden only had all of his draft picks ….60 million in cap space, his QB signed with 5 years left on his contract at 20 million per, the best defensive player in the nfl……it was so terrible……Bottom line he wanted to do it his way, and blew the team up for self gratification…the final stick of dynamite is Derek Carr. 2020- Justin Hebert with the first pick in the NFL Draft.

  11. NFL is funny with its schedules. They certainly arent balanced. It does seem they cater to the teams they assume will be playoff bound with later byes and seasons end home games. I dont believe they try to screw any team but in the process of catering to certain teams the afterthoughts get screwed. To overcome that you need to beat the odds and become a good team that the league thinks will excite fans in January.

  12. I am looking forward to the Raiders leaving Oakland and that idiot of a mayor Libby Schaaf. A brand new palace is waiting in Las Vegas. The Raiders and Golden Knights will share the control the southern Nevada sports market.

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