2015 Oakland Raiders Schedule: Full Listing of Dates, Times and TV Info

All 32 teams enter the 2015 NFL season with optimism and identical 0-0 records, so the Oakland Raiders can take solace in that fact even if they aren't quite ready to contend for the playoffs.

A new head coach in Jack Del Rio has taken the helm for the Silver and Black, and he'll be dealing with a roster featuring a ton of moving parts and new additions.

The patchwork job general manager Reggie McKenzie attempted prior to last season backfired in a big way. It's therefore likely a year still remains before Oakland makes a big move in the NFL hierarchy.

Now that the full schedule has been released through NFL.com, let's take a closer look at the Raiders' makeup, analyze their most pivotal matchups and figure out how they might fare in 2015 with those factors in mind.



By most accounts, quarterback Derek Carr had a promising rookie campaign in 2014. It's hard not to be excited about that. Carr has amazing arm talent, a natural football savvy, plenty of competitive fire and underrated athleticism that ought to be utilized more.

Latavius Murray has all the makings of a breakout star at running back. He flashed well when he took up the feature role last year, but a horrendous offensive line prevented both him and Carr from showing their true upside.

Carr seems to feel comfortable with Del Rio at the helm, as he expressed in an April 6 press conference (via Rebecca Corman of the Raiders' official website):

The first thing I thought is, "Oh, he played before." That's the first thing I thought. Really, with our whole coaching staff, we'd win a lot of fights with our coaching staff. The first thing I thought was that, and then the second thing was, "This guy really cares about this organization." That was really my one takeaway. I said I could really tell that this guy cared about me as a person, and I could really tell that he...

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