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Raiders 2010 Schedule With Analysis

The 2010 Raiders schedule:

- Features no primetime games: Consider it a blessing. Raiders haven't fared well on National TV of late. It is always nice to have one, but the Raiders must earn one this season.

- The Raiders will play division opponents in weeks 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17. Evenly spaced games a departure from 2009's back-to-back-to-back

- One or two cold weather games: at Kansas City in early January and a Nov 21 matchup in Pittsburgh having cold weather potential.

- Bye week comes late in week 10. Usually a pretty favorable time to get a bye is late in the season as guys get dinged up.

- Two big time running backs will test the Raiders rush defense in the first two weeks. Chris Johnson and Steven Jackson

- If the Raiders somehow challenge for a playoff spot, weeks 15, 16 and 17 could be pivotal. They could play tough or easy depending on scenario and flexible scheduling may allow yet for a primetime game IF the Raiders improve.


Week 1 - Sun, Sept. 12 - at Tennessee Titans -- 10 a.m.
Week 2 - Sun, Sept. 19 - vs. St. Louis Rams -- 1:05 p.m.
Week 3 - Sun, Sept. 26 - at Arizona Cardinals -- 1:15 p.m.
Week 4 - Sun, Oct. 3 - vs. Houston Texans -- 1:05 p.m.
Week 5 - Sun, Oct. 10 - vs. San Diego Chargers -- 1:15 p.m.
Week 6 - Sun, Oct. 17 - at San Francisco 49ers -- 1:05 p.m.
Week 7 - Sun, Oct. 24 - at Denver Broncos -- 1:15 p.m.
Week 8 - Sun, Oct. 31 - vs. Seattle Seahawks -- 1:15 p.m.
Week 9 - Sun, Nov. 7 - vs. Kansas City Chiefs -- 1:15 p.m.
Week 10 - Bye
Week 11 - Sun, Nov. 21 - at Pittsburgh Steelers -- 10 a.m.
Week 12 - Sun, Nov. 28 - vs. Miami Dolphins -- 1:05 p.m.
Week 13 - Sun, Dec. 5 - at San Diego Chargers -- 1:05 p.m.
Week 14 - Sun, Dec. 12 - at Jacksonville Jaguars -- 10 a.m.
Week 15 - Sun, Dec. 19 - vs. Denver Broncos -- 1:15 p.m.
Week 16 - Sun, Dec. 26 - vs. Indianapolis Colts -- 1:05 p.m.
Week 17 - Sun, Jan. 2 - at Kansas City Chiefs -- 10 a.m.

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