Las Vegas Raiders: Ranking the four 2021 nationally televised games
No. 2: Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens (MNF)
After all the moves this offseason, including changing the look of the defense, and revamping the offensive line, the Las Vegas Raiders will be ready to get the party started in Week 1. However, the matchup to kick off the season is a tough one, as they will be tasked with taking down Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.
Since taking over as the starter in Baltimore, Jackson has been one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL and has turned the Ravens into a perennial Super Bowl contender. Making this matchup even more intriguing is the fact that fans will finally be allowed inside Allegiant Stadium, as COVID-19 turned the first season in the desert into a dud for the fans.
Jackson is going to be one of the tougher matchups for the Raiders this season, but playing at home in Week 1, the crowd is going to be a big factor in this one. This is a game that should go down to the wire, and hopefully, some of the excitement of playing in front of the home fans for the first time in Las Vegas wills the team to a 1-0 start.