All good things must come to an end. Or as this season of Raiders football has taught us, all mediocre things eventually come to a conclusion.
Three straight seasons of 8-8 football would appear to be impossible given Oakland’s pathetic performance lately. That in turn has brought another streak to an end.
This Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns will not be televised locally. This marks the first time in 13 home dates that the Raiders have been blacked out.
Can’t say it comes as much of a surprise. This franchise is in total disarray at the moment and seeing the 3-8 Browns come to town isn’t exactly a way to boost ticket sales.
Of course what makes this first blackout in over a year so different is that the Raiders needed only to sell 85% of their non-premium seats to avoid blackout.