Las Vegas Raiders 2022 schedule: The best angles
The Las Vegas Raiders have plenty of big games on the horizon for the 2022 season.
I will highlight the games with the best natural angles. I’m listing in chronological order and the AFC West games I mention are the first of two fixtures in 2022. Here we go:
September 11 at Los Angeles Chargers 1:25 p.m. CBS
A Week 1 rematch of an epic Week 18 game that was the NFL’s final regular season game of the 2021 season. The Raiders won the game winner-gos-the-playoffs, loser-gos- home in overtime. It’s gonna be fun.
October 2 Denver Broncos 1:25 p.m. CBS
The first match against Russell Wilson as a division opponent. One team will set the tone in this new rivalry.
October 10 to Kansas City Chiefs* 5:15 p.m. ESPN
It’s Monday Night Football at Arrowhead Stadium. What else do we want?
Oct. 30 at New Orleans Saints, 10 a.m. CBS
It will be fun as new New Orleans coach Dennis Allen faces the team that fired him in 2014 in his first come-around as head coach. Allen is going to be ready for this one.
November 13 Indianapolis Colts 1:05 p.m. CBS
Former Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue — traded to the Colts in March for cornerback Rock Ya-Sin — said the Raiders made a mistake in getting rid of him, giving this game a big juice. Surely he and former Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will be ready for this game.
December 8 to Los Angeles Rams 5:15 p.m. First video
The LA Kings will host the defending Super Bowl champions. What a wild Thursday night it will be.
December 18 New England Patriots 5:20 p.m. NBC
Josh McDaniels beat Bill Belichick in his first season as Broncos coach 13 years ago. He really wants to start over in Las Vegas. Plus, there’s so much Patriots history in this game with so many former New England players now in Las Vegas. That’s a big reason why this is a late-season, prime-time affair.
December 24 to Pittsburgh Steelers 5:15 p.m. NFLN
It’s a Christmas night game. It’s always fun. Oh, and you thought you were already sick of hearing and seeing the Immaculate Reception. Well, you haven’t seen anything yet. Of course, this game is being played one day after the 50th anniversary of the infamous play.
January 1st San Francisco 49ers 1:05 p.m. FOX
The Strip is always wild on New Years Day. This year, it’s going to be another level. The Raiders and 49ers in Vegas on New Year’s Day? Oh good? Say no more.