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Tom Brady and the Patriots will host the Raiders next season, potentially the week before Oakland's "home" game in London. (USATSI)
Programming note: After Sunday’s Raiders-Broncos game, turn the channel to Raiders Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet California
The Raiders still have one game left in 2013, but next year’s opponents have already been decided. Exact times and dates won’t be announced until April, but the who and where was locked up after Sunday’s games.
As always, the Raiders are slated to play home-and-home series within the AFC West. They also play the entire NFC West and AFC East in 2014. And per NFL custom, they’ll play teams that finish in equal standing in the AFC North and the AFC South.
The Raiders have fourth place secured, as do the Houston Texans (AFC South) and Cleveland Browns (AFC North).
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We know one game date, because the Raiders will play a “home” game against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 28 and, as per custom for teams playing abroad, will have a bye the next week.
The NFL generally schedules an East Coast team before a West Coast team plays in London to avoid extreme travel, meaning the Raiders will play either at New England or the New York Jets on Sept. 21.
Here are the Raiders opponents at Oakland Coliseum and away, in no particular order:
Home games: vs. the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins (in London)
Road games: at the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers