Raiders game vs Redskins to be blacked out locally

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

The Oakland Raiders' home game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday will be blacked out locally because the team did not sell out the game in time.

Games need to be sold out 72 hours before kickoff to avoid a blackout in a 75-mile radius. This is the sixth straight home game that Oakland has been unable to avoid a blackout. The Raiders only sold out their opener against San Diego.

The Raiders had only six blackouts total the past three seasons. In their first 11 seasons back from Los Angeles, the Raiders sold out only 25 of 88 regular-season games in time to avoid a blackout.

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