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 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.