Raiders avoid blackout, Bucs' game to be televised locally

November 2, 2012, 10:01 pm
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ALAMEDA -- The Raiders' home game Sunday against Tampa Bay will be televised on local television, the Raiders announced Friday afternoon.Oakland had requested, and received, from the NFL an extension from Thursday's initial deadline.The Raiders and Buccaneers both have records of 3-4.RELATED: McClain questionable
As reported earlier, the Raiders this summer took advantage of the league's new 85 percent threshold rule, meaning they do not have to sell out every seat in Coliseum, which has the second-smallest listed capacity in the NFL at 63,132, to televise a game locally.The Raiders now have 12 straight non-blacked out games, dating back to the 2011 home opener, and will now have 61 televised home games and 79 blackouts since returning from Los Angeles in 1995.Sunday's game is being broadcast by Fox, with Dick Stockton and John Lynch in the booth, with Jennifer Hale as the sideline reporter, and kickoff at 1:05 p.m.