By Steve Corkran
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 5:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders kick off their 2013 regular-season schedule with a game against the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck on the road Sept. 8.
Their lone prime-time game takes place Sept. 23, when they travel to Denver for a game against quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Monday Night Football.
The soft spot in Oakland’s schedule comes after six games, when they have a bye followed by back-to-back home games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, respectively.
Things get much tougher afterward, thanks to four road games in a five-game span, including a Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Raiders first regular-season home game is Sept. 15, when the Jacksonville Jaguars trek to the Coliseum for the second straight season.
Raiders fans get a look at Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on Sept. 29 and Manning on Dec. 29 in the regular-season finale.