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Raiders 2012 regular-season schedule

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 4:15 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders learned Tuesday afternoon that their 2012 regular season begins with a Monday night game against the San Diego Chargers at the Coliseum.
The Raiders get their first look at quarterback Peyton Manning in a Denver Broncos uniform on Sept. 30 in Denver. That game also marks a return home for first-year Raiders coach Dennis Allen, who was the Broncos defensive coordinator last season.
Oakland’s 10th game, Nov. 18 at home, comes against a New Orleans Saints team in the midst of dealing with a bounty scandal that resulted in coach Sean Payton being suspended for the season.
Every team plays at least one game on Thursday night this season. For the Raiders, that game is against the Broncos on Dec. 6, and it comes in the middle game of a three-game stretch in which the Raiders play at home.
“I like the fact that … we don’t have any back-to-back road games until we get to the end of the year,” Allen said in a conference call. “I like the fact that we get three back-to-back-to-back home games right there in the stretch run until we have to go on the road to finish out the year. Obviously, getting the chance to play at home late in the year is an advantage.”
Another game of note is Nov. 25, when the Raiders play the Cincinnati Bengals on the road.
That game features the fist return to Cincinnati for Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, who began his NFL career with the Bengals and played there until he was traded to the Raiders last season.
The Bengals game also marks the first time the Raiders will see former coach Hue Jackson, who now is a Bengals assistant coach.
The Raiders bye week comes after four games. That places them in the unenviable position of finishing the season with 12 straight games.
The Raiders three straight home games late in the season bodes well for them if they are in playoff contention at the time. Those games are against the Cleveland Browns, Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. Even better for the Raiders, their Thursday night game comes on the heels of a home game.
The Raiders open and close their regular season with games against the Chargers. The Raiders played their regular-season finale against the Chargers last season in a game the Chargers won. This time, the game is in San Diego.

Monday, September 10 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 7:15 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, September 16 at Miami Dolphins 1:15 p.m. CBS
Sunday, September 23 PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:15 p.m. CBS
Sunday, September 30 at Denver Broncos 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sunday, October 7 BYE
Sunday, October 14 at Atlanta Falcons 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sunday, October 21 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:15 p.m. CBS
Sunday, October 28 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sunday, November 4 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sunday, November 11 at Baltimore Ravens 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sunday, November 18 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS *1:05 p.m. FOX
Sunday, November 25 at Cincinnati Bengals *10:00 a.m. CBS
Sunday, December 2 CLEVELAND BROWNS *1:15 p.m. CBS
Thursday, December 6 DENVER BRONCOS 5:20 p.m. NFLN
Sunday, December 16 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS *1:15 p.m. CBS
Sunday, December 23 at Carolina Panthers *10:00 a.m. CBS
Sunday, December 30 at San Diego Chargers *1:15 p.m. CBS

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  • CanuckRaider

    #96: Put me down for +9…Dude has to stay healthy one of these seasons…doesn’t he?

  • J R Myers

    Twocents Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    Houston excelled at running the ball up the gut, in the A gap. I know everybody says it’s a passing league, but if you can run up the middle it opens up everything else.

    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    Running up the “Gut” has more to do with your C and G’s than HB.
    And ours are looking good, and may get help by opening night.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Monday, September 10 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS WIN
    Sunday, September 16 at Miami Dolphins WIN
    Sunday, September 23 PITTSBURGH STEELERS WIN
    Sunday, September 30 at Denver Broncos WIN
    Sunday, October 7 BYE
    Sunday, October 14 at Atlanta Falcons WIN
    Sunday, October 21 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS WIN
    Sunday, October 28 at Kansas City Chiefs WIN
    Sunday, November 4 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS WIN
    Sunday, November 11 at Baltimore Ravens WIN
    Sunday, November 18 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS WIN
    Sunday, November 25 at Cincinnati Bengals WIN
    Sunday, December 2 CLEVELAND BROWNS WIN
    Thursday, December 6 DENVER BRONCOS WIN
    Sunday, December 16 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS WIN
    Sunday, December 23 at Carolina Panthers WIN
    Sunday, December 30 at San Diego Chargers WIN

    This is how I see the season. Until I’m proven wrong the Raiders are 16-0 Baby!

    DOMINATE!

  • Kirk

    It’s been a long time since we have good coaching and good management.

    Go Raiders!

  • Kirk

    10-6 surprise team in the West.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    If DMAC can go at or near 100% for 14+ games, that and an improved defense should get us 10 victories at least.

  • J R Myers

    We got the Wizel and the Biezel and Tonga ManAss.

    We need one more stud inside. Coop just doesnt “push” the pile. Cours we are gonna run sissy ZBS.

  • J R Myers

    RaiderDuck Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    If DMAC can go at or near 100% for 14+ games, that and an improved defense should get us 10 victories at least.

    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    He should sit until week 3, then only play every other week, and AFC West games.

    McFragile

  • raidertbone

    Let’s just ride DMac hard until the Week 5 BYE, because that’s probably all we’re gonna get out of him.

  • raidertbone

    #105:
    I’ll settle for 9-7!

  • tonedeezy

    People are complaining about the early bye week, but has no one else noticed that that bye week is the week that the NFL should be paying tribute to Coach Davis on Monday Night???

    I consider that to be nothing less than yet another dig at a great man who transformed this game and all of professional entertainment in the process.

  • LakeNormanRaider

    Looking forward to seeing my beloved Raiders when they they come to my current home town – Charlotte. Been a fan since the Mad Bomber days. Grew up in Philly and was the only Raider fan at the super bowl party when we stomped the Eagles. Their trash talk was over by halftime.
    Been following this blog for a few years and this is my first post. Enjoy the discussion by many about our team.

  • joker94583

    Brutal schedule and an early bye week. At CIN is intriguing for sure. Seems like a tough schedule for an 8-8 team or 7-9 whatever we were last year. Gonna be fun fellas!!!

  • raidertalk

    Ah,too bad the Bengals game isn’t a night game. Seems like it would be an intriging match-up for primetime.

    Yup. sure likes a tough schedule overall. Playoff teams for a team that hasn’t played in the postseason for a while

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