The NFL announced the complete 2020 schedule on Thursday evening, and the Las Vegas Raiders will kick off their 2020 season on the road against Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers. Their first divisional game will be Week 5 at the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.
The Raiders are looking to get off to a strong start in their new home after finishing tied for second but under .500 in the AFC West last season. They’ve had one of the more interesting offseasons in the NFL ahead of 2020. They signed Marcus Mariota to back up Derek Carr under center and also brought in Jason Witten to play behind Darren Waller, who was one of the league’s most dominant tight ends last season. Las Vegas shocked the world by making Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III the first wideout selected in this year’s draft. Carr and Waller are coming off career years, and Josh Jacobs had one of the more promising rookie seasons in 2019. How will the Raiders fare with the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in their division?
All times listed are Eastern.
Prime time games
Super Bowl odds: 4th
2020 win totals: 3rd
2019 records: .496 (21st)
Week 1: at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, Sep. 13
Week 2: vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, Sep 21
Week 3: at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, Sep 27
Week 4: vs. Buffalo Bills, 4:25 p.m, CBS, Sunday, Oct. 4
Week 5: at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, Oct. 11
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, Oct. 25
Week 8: at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., FOX, Sunday, Nov. 1
Week 9: at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, Nov. 8
Week 10: vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, Nov. 15
Week 11: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m., NBC, Nov. 22
Week 12: at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, Nov. 29
Week 13: at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, Dec. 6
Week 14: vs. Indianapolis Colts, 4:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, Dec. 13
Week 15: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m., FOX/NFLN/Amazon, Thursday, Dec. 17
Week 16: vs. Miami Dolphins, TBD, Sat./Sun., Dec. 26/27
Week 17: at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS, Sunday, Jan. 3