ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 30: New Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen speaks to reporters during a press conference on January 30, 2012 in Alameda, California. Dennis Allen was introduced as the new coach of the Oakland Raiders, replacing Hue Jackson who was fired after one season. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiders Full 2012 Schedule Released

The full schedule for the 2012 NFL Season has been released, and we've got you covered for the Oakland Raiders. For more chatter on the schedule, head over to Silver & Black Pride.

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NFL Schedule 2012: Oakland Raiders Vs. Miami Dolphins Week 2 Game Moved To Sunday At 10 AM PT

The NFL Schedule was released earlier this week, and it was pretty clear that the Raiders would have some tough contests ahead. However, it's only been a few days, and already changes have been made to the original schedule. The Raiders released this statement on the schedule change involving the Week 2 contest between the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders.

The game will thus start in the early afternoon time slot, which would be a 10 AM kickoff on the East Coast. It can't be a comfortable feeling for Raiders fans to have such an early start for an East Coast game, as there could be considerable time-adjustment difficulties for their team. The Dolphins should end up being the beneficiaries of this schedule change.

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NFL Schedule 2012: Oakland Raiders Selected For Monday Night Football Opener

The Oakland Raiders are looking for a big year in 2012 with a new head coach and management calling the shots. Assuming guys like Darren McFadden can stay healthy, the Raiders could be in for a possible playoff run next winter. And despite their poor finish to the 2011 season, the NFL rewarded them with two primetime games when the official schedules were released.

Oakland will make their season debut on Monday Night Football against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers. The game will be telecast by ESPN and should be a great game between two AFC West rivals. You can bet the Raiders will want to come out and make a statement early in the season.

Week 14 will be on NFL Network as the Raiders square off with Tim Tebow Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. This game will likely kick off the playoff run for both of these teams should they still be in contention, and you can bet the division title will still be up for grabs at this point. Expect an emotional, exciting game from Oakland.

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Raiders 2012 Schedule: Instant Analysis and Season Record Prediction

The Oakland Raiders 2012 season schedule is officially here and the Raiders aren't looking too bad. Every year when the NFL releases its schedule, I like to do a quick-look analysis. It is hard at this point of the off-season to really judge a schedule because the rosters are not yet fully set. We still have the draft, some free agents and restricted free agents have not signed, and there are still camp battles to be waged and injuries to be had.

So, given all of the unknowns about what a team's roster will look like on opening day, rather than make picks for every game, I like to group them into three separate categories. The games the Raiders should win, games the Raiders should lose and games that could go either way. From this overly simplistic analysis, I make a prediction for the season record that I would advise no one to put much credence in.

Should Win

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have a decent defense, but Raiders will be able to put up points and the Jags' offense, a.k.a. Maurice Jones-Drew, won't be able to keep up with the Raiders' offense.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Two reasons: I don't like the hire of Greg Schiano and the game is being played in Oakland. Could be a close game, but the Raiders should win this one.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns are just no good. Not a whole lot else needs to be said here.

Kansas City Chiefs (Home and Away): I know that injuries were a large part of the reason why Kansas City had a down year last year. I also know that the Raiders still lost to the Chiefs despite said down year. But I still think the Raiders are a better team. Plus, they can count on at least a couple of passing touchdowns per game if they just throw at Stanford Routt in the redzone.

San Diego Chargers (Home): The Raiders open the season at home against the Chargers. Besides the last game of the 2011 season, the Raiders have played very well against the Chargers in recent seasons. This is a home game that the Raiders can and should win.

Should Lose

Pittsburgh Steelers: This was probably the hardest one to choose. I was very close to putting this in the "could go either way" group, but the Raiders secondary is just too suspect. Plus, while the Steelers defense is getting old, they are still very good.

At Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan, Roddy White and Julio Jones could have a field day against the Raiders. If it was in Oakland, it might have made it to the "could go either way" group.

At Baltimore Ravens: If not for Billy Cundiff, the Ravens very well could have won the Super Bowl last year. The Raiders are just not good enough to expect to go in to Baltimore and come out with a win.

New Orleans Saints: This could wind up being a very close game considering the fact that bounty gate could really have a negative impact on this team. With that being said, it is still Drew Brees against the Raiders' biggest liability in their questionable secondary.

Could Go Either Way

At Miami Dolphins: The Raiders should beat the Miami Dolphins. The game is in this group because the past few years, the Dolphins have had the Raiders' number and have really embarrassed the Raiders a couple of times.

At Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals surprised everyone last season and, by retaining offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, they will likely get better this season.

At Carolina Panthers: The thought of the numbers that Cam Newton could put up against the Raiders defense frightens me.The Raiders tend to give up a ton of yards to mobile quarterbacks and, as noted above, the secondary is not exactly a strong suit.

Denver Broncos (Home and Away): To be real honest, I'm taking the easy way out here. I just do not know what to make of this team until I see whether Peyton Manning is still able to play at a high level.

San Diego Chargers (Away): This is a game the Raiders could easily win, but it is far from a guaranteed win or a should win. It's a division rival and a fairly solid team.

Overall, I think that the Raiders will be a better team than last season. Their secondary is still suspect, but I think it will be much improved this season. The young players all over the offense should continue to improve and Carson Palmer will be more comfortable with his receivers. And the Raiders defense should be better simply due to the fact that they have some very good defensive minds running things as opposed to Chuck Bresnahan.

If the Raiders win all of the games they should win, they would only need to pull out four wins from the other two groups in order to finish with a 10-6 record. Thus, based on my highly scientific and thorough analysis (read sarcasm here), I am ready to predict the Raiders will finish the 2012 season with a 10-6 record.


NFL 2012 Schedule Release: Oakland Raiders Get Two Primetime Games

Today the NFL released the schedules for all teams for the upcoming season. The Raiders will get two prime-time games, both against divisional opponents. They will play the Chargers in Oakland on Monday Night Football's late game in Week 1, continuing the league's tradition of having two Monday Night games on opening weekend. They will also play the Broncos in Oakland on Thursday Night Football in Week 14. Unfortunately for the Raiders, they will not get to play Peyton Manning in the bitter cold months in Denver, but will instead travel to Denver in Week 4 when the weather should be fine.

The Raiders have an extremely difficult out-of-division schedule, playing the brutal AFC North and a strong NFC South. They will have to play on the East Coast four times, not including a trip to Cincinnati late in the year. For a re-tooling team like the Raiders, this schedule is simply brutal and will either galvanize the team or beat it into submission.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Week 1: Chargers @ Raiders: Mon Sept. 10, 7:15 MNF late game (ESPN)

Week 2: Raiders @ Dolphins: Sun Sept. 16, 1:15 Pacific (CBS)

Week 3: Steelers @ Raiders: Sun Sept. 23, 1:15 Pacific (CBS)

Week 4: Raiders @ Broncos: Sunday Sept. 30, 1:05 Pacific (CBS)

Week 5: BYE

Week 6: Raiders @ Falcons: Sunday Oct. 14, 10:00 Pacific (CBS)

Week 7: Jaguars @ Raiders: Sunday Oct. 21, 1:15 Pacific (CBS)

Week 8: Raiders @ Chiefs: Sunday Oct. 28, 1:05 Pacific (CBS)

Week 9: Buccaneers @ Raiders: Sunday Nov. 4, 1:15 Pacific (FOX)

Week 10: Raiders @ Ravens: Sun, Nov. 11, 10:00 Pacific (CBS)

Week 11: Saints @ Raiders Sun, Nov 18, 1:05 Pacific (FOX)

Week12: Raiders @ Bengals Sun, Nov. 25, 10:00 Pacific (CBS)

Week 13: Browns @ Raiders: Sun, Dec. 2, 1:15 Pacific (CBS)

Week 14: Broncos @ Raiders: TNF Thurs, Dec. 5, 5:20 Pacific (NFL)

Week 15: Chiefs @ Raiders: Sun, Dec 16, 1:15 Pacific (CBS)

Week 16: Raiders @ Panthers: Sun, Dec 23, 10:00 Pacific (CBS)

Week 17: Raiders @ Chargers, Sun, Dec. 30, 1:15 Pacific (CBS)


Oakland Raiders 2012 Preseason Schedule With Home Dates And Times

The Oakland Raiders' preseason schedule was already known as of last week but the only date and time that was for certain was the Raiders' preseason opening game on Monday Night Football at home against the Cowboys on August 13 at 5 pm PST. Now, the other home dates and times have been released.

Here is the official Raiders' preseason schedule with dates and times:

Week 1, August 13, 5 pm PST: vs. Dallas Cowboys (ESPN)

Week 2, August 16-20, time TBA: at Arizona Cardinals

Week 3, August 25, 7 pm PST: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 4, August 30, 7 pm PST: at Seattle Seahawks

All Raider preseason games except for the opener against Cowboys will air on KTVU FOX Channel 2/KICU Action 36.

As soon as we know the exact details of the away game at the Cardinals, we will let you know as well. But now you have the details of the home games and the game against the Cowboys so you may plan your fandom accordingly.

For more on the Raiders, go to Silver and Black Pride.


Oakland Raiders Preseason Schedule 2012

The Oakland Raiders announced their four-game preseason schedule, which includes a national television appearance against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football. For more chatter on the schedule, head over to Silver & Black Pride.

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