Take an early first look at the Raiders’ 2016 home and away schedule

O.Co Stadium might play host to more Raiders home games. Or, a stadium to be named later could.
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The Raiders don't know if they'll be hosting teams in northern or southern California next fall.

They do know which opponents will be coming in for a visit though. That's because, as the AFC West's official third place team, the Raiders solidified their 2016 home-away slate.

HOME: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills

AWAY: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens

It's always too early to tell if that's a favorable or tough schedule. But only four of those 2016 opponents are surefire playoff teams this season. That's a good sign.

The Raiders will find out what dates they'll face their foes in April.

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