NFL Keeping Oakland Raiders Game in St.Louis


Sep 8, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook (89) is congratulated by fans after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported on Wednesday night that there was a “slight chance” the NFL could choose to move Sunday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams from the Edward Jones Dome because of unrest in the area in Ferguson following the grand jury’s decision relating to the Michael Brown shooting by police officer Darren Wilson. However, that is not going to happen as the Raiders-Rams clash is going to go ahead as scheduled in St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.

After weighing their options for a few days when it came to relocating or playing in a hostile political environment with mass protests flooding the area in recent days, the league has ultimately decided to keep the game as scheduled at the Edward Jones Dome.

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It is not surprising that the NFL has carried on with the game as scheduled, after all it is hard to relocate a game even with all of the unrest locally, and the game will be played nearly a week after the verdict came out. Expect some sort of protest outside and potentially inside the stadium as the state of Missouri has became divided over the injustice in Ferguson while grabbing the national spotlight in the process.

Regardless of the issues, it appears that on Sunday there will be an NFL game played between the Raiders and the Rams. For now that appears to be the only certainty in the state of Missouri as the protests continue.