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ALAMEDA, CA - The Oakland Raiders will open the 2012 season with a Monday night battle at home against their bitter rivals from the south.

The primetime home opener versus the San Diego Chargers is onetwo primetime games granted to the Raiders in the upcoming season, with their second coming 13 weeks later in a Thursday night meeting with the Denver Broncos and recently acquired superstar quarterback Petyon Manning.

In addition to home and away ties with fellow AFC West cohabitants Kansas City, the Raiders play opponents from the NFC South and AFC North, along with a hodgepodge of other teams finishing third in their division, as did Oakland.

Following is the entire Oakland Raiders schedule for 2012:

  • Week 1 - 9/10: vs. San Diego (Mon. night on ESPN)
  • Week 2 - 9/16: at Miami
  • Week 3 - 9/23: vs. Pittsburgh
  • Week 4 - 9/30: at Denver
  • Week 5 - Bye Week
  • Week 6 - 10/14: at Atlanta
  • Week 7 - 10/21: vs. Jacksonville
  • Week 8 - 10/28: at Kansas City
  • Week 9 - 11/4: vs. Tampa Bay
  • Week 10 - 11/11: at Baltimore
  • Week 11 - 11/18: vs. New Orleans
  • Week 12 - 11/25: at Cincinnati
  • Week 13 - 12/2: vs. Cleveland
  • Week 14 - 12/6: vs. Denver (Thurs. night on NFLN)
  • Week 15 - 12/16: vs. Kansas City
  • Week 16 - 12/23: at Carolina
  • Week 17 - 12/30: at San Diego

More: Complete NFL Releases 2012 Schedule

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