It seems like every week there is something new that pops up driving the Oakland Raiders to the top of most NFL storylines. From the ownership of the New York Rexes to the tragic passing of Al Davis and now the arrival of Carson Palmer there is always something driving the action.
Thanks to all the drama and the team’s improved play, the Raiders have sold out each of their three home games thus far. If the Raiders want to extend that streak to four then they’re going to need an extension. Luckily the league granted the Silver and Black franchise another 24 hours to sell more tickets.
According to PFT the Raiders are about 2,000 or so shy of a packed house. That might seem like a lot but tickets can go quickly in the NFL, especially if the team itself buys back said tickets to ensure the sellout. It’s a tactic other franchises have used in the past including the Raiders.
Somehow I get the feeling this Sunday’s clash with the rival Chiefs won’t be the first to not be televised locally.