CBS switched the broadcast of the Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos game in the 3rd quarter to the Chiefs-Chargers game.
The Oakland Raiders game wasn’t going swimmingly for the Raiders, to say the least. Facing a 24-0 deficit a little more than halfway through the 3rd quarter, their first game without Derek Carr was off to a rough start.
So rough, that CBS pulled the broadcast in favor of another game. To put salt in the would, the game CBS switched to was the Chiefs-Chargers. Even though Raider Nation has a vested interest in that game — Chiefs lose, Raiders win the division — having the Raiders game turned off in favor of that one is upsetting.
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And CBS didn’t pull the game in select markets — they turned it off in virtually every market with the exception of the Bay Area.
Even the Los Angeles area had the game pulled.
To make matters even worse — if they could somehow get worse — fans with NFL Sunday Ticket couldn’t simply switch to the Raiders game, either. Because the game was being locally broadcasted for many, the game was blacked out on Sunday Ticket.
Connor Cook threw his first NFL touchdown pass a few minutes later, and Bryden Trawick came up with an interception. So Raiders fans across the nation were unable to watch as their team finally showed some signs of life.
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