Raiders Get Blackout Extension

Rolando McClain might have to talk to the media this Sunday. The Raiders were granted a 24-hour grace period to try and fill the Coliseum for this Sunday’s AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs.

For those keeping a running tally, this could be the first game broadcast on local television since the Monday Night opener against the Chargers last season, possibly snapping the 11-game blackout streak. Destroying two teams by a total of 92-17 will certainly get a few extras butts in the seats. Taking in a rivalry game with first place at stake isn’t exactly a hard sell either.

While there is no word on how many tickets are still available, the Raiders are obliged to sell at least 60,000 in order to have the local blackout lifted.

I’d suggest McClain starts getting prepped to face the media after the win on Sunday. Either way he’ll be excited to talk about the game. It will just be that much better to do so in a packed house.

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