PHOENIX -- Who will the Las Vegas Raiders play in what is scheduled to be their inaugural season in Southern Nevada in 2020?
If the current division opponent rotations remain the same in three years, the Raiders will face the AFC East and the NFC South in 2020, as well as their AFC West rivals, and will play the AFC South and AFC North teams that finish in the same place in their respective divisions as the Raiders do in theirs from 2019, per ESPN Stats & Information.
Then who would they face in the new $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat dome stadium with natural grass?
Again, if the rotation remains the same, the Raiders will play host in Las Vegas to the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers and either the AFC South or AFC North team that finishes in the same spot in the standings the previous season.
The Raiders would travel to the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers and either the AFC South or AFC North team that finishes in the same spot in the standings the previous season.
Also, the Raiders on Tuesday, the day after they won the vote for relocation by a 31-1 margin, began taking $100 deposits for season tickets in Las Vegas in a move that was seen as both tone deaf and smart business while coach Jack Del Rio, who had "mixed feelings" on the news, said he saw a Super Bowl in Las Vegas' future.