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April 15, 2008
The sked is out

First off, that I'm expected to "evaluate" or "analyze" the schedule is proof that some of us need lives. My thoughts on Randy Moss' return to Oakland...what if he doesn't play? I have no idea who will be good, bad or dysfunctional this season.

1. Thankfully, I won't be in Buffalo in November. Have fun out there with the Niners, Barrows.

2. Of course the Monday Night opener is followed by a road game. At least it's not on the East coast. They'll be in Kansas City.

3. Two prime-time games after a 4-12 season. Not bad.

4. Three division games in the first four weeks. That could go a long way to determining if the Raiders can make the playoffs.

5. Tampa Bay in December. Nevermind the Gruden angle or Lane Kiffin's offense against his dad's defense. It's Tampa in December. There's nothing wrong with that (except getting back to Cali in time for the final press conference of the season).

I've already thought way too much about this.

Week 1
Monday, September 8
7:15 p.m. Denver Broncos ESPN

Week 2
Sunday, September 14
10:00 a.m. @ Kansas City Chiefs CBS

Week 3
Sunday, September 21
10:00 a.m. @ Buffalo Bills CBS

Week 4
Sunday, September 28
1:05 p.m. San Diego Chargers CBS

Week 5
Sunday, October 5 BYE WEEK

Week 6
Sunday, October 12 10:00 a.m.
@ New Orleans Saints CBS

Week 7
Sunday, October 19 1:15 p.m.
New York Jets CBS

Week 8
Sunday, October 26 10:00 a.m.
@ Baltimore Ravens CBS

Week 9
Sunday, November 2 1:15 p.m.
Atlanta Falcons FOX

Week 10
Sunday, November 9 1:05 p.m.
Carolina Panthers FOX

Week 11
Sunday, November 16 10:00 a.m.
@ Miami Dolphins CBS

Week 12
Sunday November 23 1:05 p.m.
@ Denver Broncos CBS

Week 13
Sunday November 30 1:15 p.m.
Kansas City Chiefs CBS

Week 14
Thursday, December 4 5:15 p.m.
@ San Diego Chargers NFL Network

Week 15
Sunday, December 14 1:15 p.m.
New England Patriots CBS

Week 16
Sunday, December 21 1:05 p.m.
Houston Texans CBS

Week 17
Sunday, December 28 10:00 a.m.
@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers CBS

--Jason Jones

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Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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