It is back-to-back home games for the Oakland Raiders to start the 2019 NFL season, but also five straight games on the road, and that’s just fine with wide receiver Antonio Brown and tackle Trent Brown.
The NFL schedule released Wednesday evening has the Raiders opening the season at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against the Denver Broncos. Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m. Sept. 9.
It’s the second straight season Oakland will open at home, as the NFL released the 2019 regular season schedule on Wednesday.
Last season, the Raiders faced the Los Angeles Rams on the season-opening Monday night.
On Sept. 15, the Raiders will continue AFC West play against the Kansas City Chiefs at 1:05 p.m. at the Coliseum.
“We’re excited about the 2019 schedule,” Antonio Brown said.
Brown asked Trent Brown who is on the schedule and mentioned “five straight away games, but we’re going to be all right,” Trent Brown said.
“Are we on the road five weeks straight?” Antonio Brown asked. “NFL.”
The Raiders will visit Minnesota and Indianapolis on Sept. 22 and 29, respectively, and follow with a game in London against the Chicago Bears at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Week 5 as the NFL released the international games Wednesday morning..
It will be a reunion between the Raiders and star defensive end Khalil Mack. Oakland traded Mack before the 2018 season for first-round draft picks.
The Raiders will have an early bye in Week 6, following the trip to London.
“We’re extremely excited about the year,” Antonio Brown said. “The schedule ... it’s a little crazy. We don’t control the schedule, we just control what’s on the schedule. See y’all in a stadium near you.”
2019 Oakland Raiders schedule
Week 1, Sept. 9
vs. Denver Broncos, 7:20 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 2, Sept. 15
vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)
Week 3, Sept. 22
at Minnesota Vikings, 10 a.m. (FOX)
Week 4, Sept. 29
at Indianapolis Colts, 10 a.m. (CBS)
Week 5, Oct. 6
vs. Chicago Bears, 10 a.m. (London) (FOX)
Week 6, Oct. 13
Week 7, Oct. 20
at Green Bay Packers, 10 a.m. (CBS)
Week 8, Oct. 27
at Houston Texans, 10 a.m. (CBS)
Week 9, Nov. 3
vs. Detroit Lions, 1:05 p.m. (FOX)
Week 10, Nov. 7
vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 5:20 p.m. (FOX)
Week 11, Nov. 17
vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:25 p.m. (CBS)
Week 12, Nov. 24
at New York Jets, 10 a.m. (CBS)
Week 13, Dec. 1
at Kansas City Chiefs, 10 a.m. (CBS)
Week 14, Dec. 8
vs. Tennessee, Titans, 1:25 p.m. (CBS)
Week 15, Dec. 15
vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)
Week 16, Dec. 22
at Los Angeles Chargers (TBD)
Week 17, Dec. 29
at Denver Broncos, 1:25 p.m. (CBS)
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