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Raiders schedule 2024: 5 potential prime-time games

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By: Bill Williamson

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These would all be good matchups for the Silver and Black

The 2024 NFL schedule will be released Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT.

The Raiders will surely get some prime-time games. Here is a look at some potential prime timers for the Silver and Black:

Kansas City Chiefs:

These two teams have played in prime time often in recent years and it wouldn’t be a shock if it happens again this season, especially after the way the Raiders handled the eventual Super Bowl champions on Christmas last year. If these two teams play in prime time in 2024, it could happen either in Las Vegas or in Kansas City.

Los Angeles Chargers:

The last time these two teams met, the Raiders knocked the ugly out of the Chargers in a 63-14 Thursday night game. Ironically, it the final game for Tom Telesco as the Chargers’ general manager after a near 11-season run. Telesco, of course, was hired to run the Raiders less than two months later. That’s a fun nugget to promote for a prime timer. Add in the intrigue of new Chargers’ coach Jim Harbaugh and this promises as an interesting prime-time matchup. Like with the Chiefs, having either the game in Las Vegas or in Los Angeles would work.

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Derek Carr

At New Orleans Saints:

Prime-time games are made for spicy reunions and this would qualify. Raiders’ fans have been anticipating the Raiders’ first game against former quarterback Derek Carr since his signing with the New Orleans Saints more than a year ago. This game will be fun and it deserves the prime-time focus. It would even be better if it was in Las Vegas. But this still works.

At Miami Dolphins:

This would be a fun matchup, later in the season. These are two teams with national fan bases and it could have AFC playoff implications. Free-agent defensive tackle Christian Wilkins’ return to Miami is a nice selling point as well.

At Los Angeles Rams:

This is always an interesting matchup that has solid national interest. These two teams have played twice since the Rams moved back to Los Angeles (in 2018 and ‘22) and they were both played in prime-time. That could happen again in 2024.

Originally posted on Silver And Black Pride