Ahead of the Raiders’ 2022 schedule
It’s been a week since Super Bowl LVI, and if you’re anything like us, you’re already geared up for the start of the 2022 season. With free agency right around the corner, let’s take a look at who the Las Vegas Raiders have on their schedule for the 2022 season.
Like every year, the Raiders will face everyone within AFC West twice, once for a home game and once for an away game. Including the immediate split, the Raiders will face nine AFC teams in 2022. These include all four AFC South teams. The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts will come to Allegiant Stadium, while the Raiders will travel to Jacksonville and Tennessee to take on the Jaguars and Titans.
AFC South is a melting pot of teams. The Colts played hot in 2021 but narrowly missed the playoffs. The Titans, meanwhile, finished the 2021 regular season as the top seed in the AFC before losing in the divisional round to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Jaguars and Texans finished the season as two of the lowest ranked teams in the league with records of 3-14 and 4-13 respectively.
The Raiders will also host the New England Patriots in Sin City and travel to Pittsburgh for a game against the Steelers.
Outside the AFC can bring some of the toughest games. Next season, the Raiders will face every team in the hottest division of 2021, the NFC West. The NFC West is home to three playoff teams starting in 2021, including Super Bowl champion LVI Los Angeles Rams, who the Raiders will face at SoFi Stadium next season. In addition to heading to Los Angeles, the Raiders will also travel to Seattle and New Orleans in 2022.
At home, the Raiders will face the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers.
After finishing 2021 with a 10-7 record, the Raiders are poised to make leaps and bounds in 2022 despite their hectic schedule. With the help of new head coach Josh McDaniels and his impressive staff, it’s safe to be optimistic about what the Raiders can do with this schedule.