Raiders' home opponents set for '14

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- As noted earlier, the Oakland Raiders have “clinched” fourth place in the AFC West, and their list of road opponents for the 2014 season is now set.

The same is true of their home opponents for next season.

The Raiders' final home foe will be the Houston Texans, who also have clinched last place in their division, the AFC South. The schedule-makers had the Raiders playing host to the team from the AFC South that finished the 2013 season in the same place in their division.

Tthe Raiders (4-10) are three games behind the San Diego Chargers with two games to go, and the Texans (2-12) are two back of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who swept Houston this season.

The Raiders, then, will play host to the Texans, the Chargers, the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills, the Arizona Cardinals, the San Francisco 49ers and play “host” to the Miami Dolphins in London on Sept. 28.

The schedule will be released in April, but it is also already known where the Raiders will travel to in 2014 -- San Diego, Denver, Kansas City, the Seattle Seahawks, the St. Louis Rams, the Cleveland Browns, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.