The defending AFC Champion Oakland Raiders will open the 2003 preseason schedule at home against the St. Louis Rams. The preseason schedule also includes a ride across the Bay Bridge to take on the San Francisco 49ers, a home game against the Minnesota Vikings and a trip to Dallas to face the Cowboys.
The Raiders will open the 2003 preseason schedule the week of August 7-11 against the Rams at Network Associates Coliseum. The Raiders will make that trek across the Bay Bridge the week of August 14-18 to face the defending NFC West champion 49ers in San Francisco. The game will mark the third straight preseason contest between the Raiders and 49ers.
Oakland then host the Minnesota Vikings the week of August 21-25 at Network Associates Coliseum. The Raiders also host the Vikings in the 2003 regular season. The Raiders close out the 2003 preseason with a trip to Dallas for the second straight year to face the Cowboys. The Raiders and Dallas face one another in the preseason for the 11th straight year. Actual preseason dates and times will be released at a later date.
In the regular season, the Raiders face the following opponents, with dates and times to be released by the NFL this spring: