Denver Broncos: Ranking the strength of schedule of the AFC West teams
2. Oakland Raiders
Week 1 vs L.A. Rams
Week 9 @ San Francisco
Week 14 vs Pittsburgh
Week 17 @ Kansas City
The Raiders open the season at home against the Rams before traveling to Denver and Miami for week two and week three.
The Rams are no joke, the Broncos are very tough to beat at home, and nobody likes to play early season games in the heat and humidity of Miami.
Oakland doesn’t have any particularly long stretches of home or road games, which is both good and bad depending on how you look at it.
However, they do have the earliest bye of any AFC West team (week seven) which will leave them with having to play ten straight weeks to close out the season.
The final five games of that 10 game stretch will all come against teams that will likely be fighting for postseason contention: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Denver, and then two against Kansas City.