Raiders schedule 2018: Jon Gruden returns to much less of a grind | NFL


The Raiders improved by 4 video games within the standings the final time Jon Gruden coached his first season in Oakland. Twenty years later, the Raiders would love some deja vu to assist them get nearer ot the 12-Four staff they had been in 2016, not the disappointing 6-10 of’ ’17.

What is going to assist Oakland is a good energy of schedule primarily based on final season’s outcomes. This season’s opponents went a mixed 121-135 (.473). tied with Cincinnati’s schedule for third “best.”

Drawing the NFC West on prime of the AFC West will preserve the journey manageable, excluding the Raiders “internet hosting” the Seahawks in London on Oct. 14. Here is a take a look at all of the Raiders’ video games in 2018 and the way effectively they’re positioned to navigate via a general weak slate.

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Raiders schedule 2018

Raiders regular-season schedule

Date Opponent Kickoff time TV community
Sept. 10 vs. Los Angeles Rams 10:20 p.m. (ESPN)
Sept. 16 at Denver Broncos Four:05 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 23 at Miami Dolphins 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 30 vs. Cleveland Browns Four:05 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 7 at Los Angeles Chargers Four:05 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 14 vs. Seattle Seahawks (London) 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 21 BYE
Oct. 28 vs. Indianapolis Colts Four:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 1 at San Francisco 49ers Eight:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)
Nov. 11 vs. Los Angeles Chargers Four:05 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 18 at Arizona Cardinals Four:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 25 at Baltimore Ravens 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 2 vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Four:05 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 9 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Eight:20 p.m. (NBC)
Dec. 16 at Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 24 vs. Denver Broncos Eight:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 30 at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 1 p.m. (CBS)

Raiders preseason schedule

Week 1 Detroit 10:30 p.m.
Week 2 at Los Angeles Rams Four p.m.
Week three Inexperienced Bay 10:30 p.m.
Week Four at Seattle 10 p.m.

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Hardest checks: The Raiders had been horrible on the street final season, going solely 2-6 after they went to the playoffs with a 6-2 mark the season prior. They have to get again to grinding for Gruden and successful shut video games away from the Black Gap. Opponent-wise, the Rams and Steelers plus their troublesome AFC West foes make the house schedule extra daunting in what may very well be the ultimate season in Oakland. Denver, Kansas Metropolis and Los Angeles spherical out what’s arguably the league’s finest division.

Largest breaks: The Browns and Colts seem like they might be breaks, however actually, probably the most favorable matchups are on the street towards the Cardinals, Bengals and Dolphins. These 5 video games are vital for the Raiders to return to the playoffs.

Backside line: The Raiders shall be considerably higher below Gruden in time, however the teaching change plus remixed personnel in a troublesome division will maintain them again within the quick time period. Though Oakland will dangle round within the AFC wild-card race due to the schedule’s weaknesses, the staff will fall in need of its shock 2016 kind. File prediction: Eight-Eight

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