2014 Oakland Raiders Schedule
With a team that has some serious potential and one of the most passionate fan bases
in the entire NFL, the Oakland Raiders are back for another memorable season that is sure to have more than a few great moments
as they look to make some serious noise in the AFC West. It's never easy in the same division as the Broncos, Chiefs and Chargers,
but the Raiders have a tough team that definitely isn't going to go quietly this season as they look to put it all together
and take their next step forward. With a schedule loaded with possibilities, there is nothing quite like being there for all
of the top matchups of the season, as anything can happen once Oakland takes to the field this season.
Of course, one
of the very top matchups of the season will be an Oct. 12 home game against the Chargers, as Chargers-Raiders has turned into
one of the best rivalries you'll find anywhere and the Raiders will have a serious test trying to slow down Philip Rivers.
An Oct. 19 game against the up-and-coming Arizona Cardinals also will be an exciting matchup for fans, as the tough Arizona
defense will provide a nice challenge for the Raiders as they look to find their stride on offense. A Nov. 9 game against
the Denver Broncos will also come with plenty of fanfare, as will a Dec. 7 game against Bay Area rivals San Francisco.
certainly not only about the home games, however, as you can count on there being plenty of silver and black in the stands
wherever the Raiders end up playing this season. A Nov. 2 game up in Seattle against the defending champion Seahawks is the
perfect excuse for a road trip, and you can bet that a Nov. 30 game in St. Louis against the Rams will be one overflowing
with passion and intensity. The final game of the season in Denver against the Broncos on Dec. 28 will give the Raiders another
crack at one of the top offenses in the league, and it could have all kinds of playoff implications. All in all, the 2014
season is loaded with opportunities to head out and see if the Raiders have what it takes to make a run at the playoffs.
Oakland Raiders Team Info
The Oakland Raiders are looking to score some big wins this season, and they're hoping
that a stellar rookie class can help them in that cause. The Raiders were ecstatic to see linebacker Khalil Mack drop to them
at the fifth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, as Mack looks like a great bet to turn into a Pro Bowler thanks to his natural instincts
and versatility. The team used their second-round pick to select quarterback Derek Carr out of Fresno State, giving them some
major hope at the quarterback position as the Raiders look to develop him into a starter.
After picking up Matt Schaub
and Maurice Jones-Drew, the Raiders also added some much-needed veteran leadership and skill to an offense that does have
lots of ability already, giving fans hope that they'll be able to move the ball very well throughout the season. With a tough
defense and an improving offense, the Raiders are looking to make a major move in the AFC West as they look to pile up the
wins and be a factor in the playoff picture.
If you've never been out to the stadium for
an Oakland Raiders game, then you've been missing out on being a part of one of the more raucous crowds in the National Football
League. The biggest die-hards can be found in what is known as "The Black Hole," where you'll see people in some of the most
intense costumes and face paint. The Raiders regularly take on some of the best teams in the league, making for a multitude
of great games for the fans to attend throughout the season. Home or away, you can count on there being lots of Raiders fans
who get out to show their team pride, and it won't take long to realize that the live experience simply can't be beat no matter
how big the television screens get.
Oakland Raiders History
As a member of the AFC West division, the
Raiders annually compete with the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, developing rivalries that run
very deep. The Raiders organization originated in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles for a time, then returned to Oakland, where
they were welcomed back with open arms. NFL tickets to see the Raiders have been available since 1960, when the team first
became a charter member of the AFL. The team carries a tradition of excellence, and they have held up that moniker with several
conference and league championships, as well as a series of great players whose busts sit in the Hall of Fame, including Art
Shell, George Blanda, Gene Upshaw and Howie Long. Legendary coach John Madden also became an icon while heading the silver
and black, helping to make the Raiders one of the most recognizable pro sports franchises on the planet.
Did you know that Marcus Allen once put up more than 2,300 yards from scrimmage playing for the Raiders?
one of the best seasons of all-time as far as running backs go, Allen was simply unstoppable in 1985, as he rushed for 1,759
yards and added another 555 yards receiving.
Oakland Raiders Fans
The Raiders play at O.co Coliseum, and
the place should be packed for every game this season as the Raiders look to make it happen in the wide open AFC West. Come
out and see an amazing game absolutely packed to the brim with some of the most explosive athletes on the planet in an intense
gridiron battle that everyone around town is sure to be buzzing about. O.co Coliseum is noted as one of the best atmospheres
that you're ever going to find for a big NFL game, but you're not really going to understand that sitting at home wondering
what the stands are like. Instead, grab your favorite silver and black gear and head out to join in the fanfare as the Raiders
look to put together another memorable season.