The Raiders kick off their 2011 season with a Monday night game against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 12, at Invesco Field at Mile High.

None of the Raiders 16 regular-season games last season was televised during prime time. The opener is one of two games this season scheduled during prime time. The Raiders play the San Diego Chargers on the road in a Thursday night game, Nov. 10.

Also of note, the Raiders play the New York Jets on Sept. 25 in their home-opener at the Coliseum, the New England Patriots at home a week later and the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Dec. 11.

The Raiders will also play on Christmas Eve (at Kansas City) and on New Year's Day (at home vs. San Diego) to close out the season.

The Raiders have lost their last eight openers _ four at home and four on the road. They last opened against Denver in 2007, losing 41-14 in Oakland.

It will be the fourth time in six seasons Oakland has opened in the second game of the season-opening Monday night doubleheader.

The opening of the season is contingent on the players and owners reaching a collective bargaining agreement or the courts ruling the lockout illegal.

Here's is the Raiders complete schedule for 2011:

RAIDERS 2011 SCHEDULE

EXHIBITION GAMES

Date Opponent Time TV

Aug. 11 Arizona Cardinals TBA TBA


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TBA at 49ers TBA . TBA

Aug. 28 New Orleans Saints 5 p.m. NBC

Sept. 2 at Seattle Seahawks TBA TBA

REGULAR-SEASON GAMES

Date Opponent Time TV

Sept. 12 at Denver Broncos 7:15 p.m. ESPN

Sept. 18 at Buffalo Bills 10 a.m. Ch. 5

Sept. 25 New York Jets 1:05 p.m. Ch. 5

Oct. 2 New England Patriots 1:15 p.m. Ch. 5

Oct. 9 at Houston Texans 10 a.m. Ch. 5

Oct. 16 Cleveland Browns 1:05 p.m. Ch. 5

Oct. 23 Kansas City Chiefs 1:05 p.m. Ch. 5

Oct. 30 Bye

Nov. 6 Denver Broncos 1:05 p.m. Ch. 5

Nov. 10 at San Diego Chargers 5:20 p.m. NFLN

Nov. 20 at Minnesota Vikings 10 a.m. Ch. 5

Nov. 27 Chicago Bears 1:05 p.m. Ch. 2

Dec. 4 at Miami Dolphins 10 a.m. Ch. 5

Dec. 11 at Green Bay Packers 10 a.m. Ch. 5

Dec. 18 Detroit Lions 1:05 p.m. Ch. 2

Dec. 24 at Kansas City Chiefs 10 a.m. Ch. 5

Jan. 1 San Diego Chargers 1:15 p.m. Ch.