Raiders blacked out again

Updated: October 22, 2009, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders' home game against the New York Jets on Sunday will be blacked out locally because the team did not sell out the game in time.

Games need to be sold out 72 hours before kickoff to avoid a blackout in a 75-mile radius. This is the third straight home game that Oakland has been unable to avoid a blackout. The Raiders did sell out their opener against San Diego.

These are the most blackouts in a season for the Raiders since five games were not televised in 2005. Oakland had sold out six of eight games each of the past three seasons after taking over ticket sales from Alameda County.

In their first 11 seasons back from Los Angeles, the Raiders sold out only 25 of 88 regular-season games in time to avoid a blackout.


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