Raiders avoid blackout, Jags game to be televised locally

Raiders avoid blackout, Jags game to be televised locally
October 19, 2012, 9:45 pm
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ALAMEDA -- The Raiders have sold enough tickets for Sunday's game against Jacksonville to avoid a local television blackout, the team announced Friday afternoon.Oakland had requested, and received, from the NFL an extension from Thursday's initial deadline.The Raiders and Jaguars both have 1-4 records.This summer, the Raiders took advantage of the league's new 85 percent threshold rule, meaning they do not have to sell out every seat in O.co Coliseum, which has the second-smallest listed capacity in the NFL at 63,132, to televise a game locally.The Raiders have a streak of 11 straight non-blacked out games, dating to the 2011 home opener, and will now have 60 televised home games and 79 blackouts the past 17-plus seasons.Sunday's game is being broadcast by CBS, with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts in the booth, with kickoff at 1:25 p.m.