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.
Kickoff time for the Raiders at Dolphins game Sept 16 has been changed to 10 am PT. Raiders at AZ preseason game set for Aug 17 at 7 pm PT.— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 19, 2012
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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