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NFL may need to move Raiders-Jaguars game on Oct. 21

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There’s only one stadium still in use by teams from both Major League Baseball and the National Football League, but one is all you need to create a scheduling problem.

The league could be dealing with one in a couple of weeks. Should the Oakland A’s beat the Rangers to win the American League West on Wednesday and wind up in the American League Championship Series as the higher seed, they will be playing a home game at the O.co Coliseum on Sunday, October 21st. That’s the same day that the Raiders are scheduled to host the Jaguars, which would necessitate a change.

Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reports that the league will “monitor the situation” as it unfolds, although there’s no word on how far in advance the league would need to make a decision about moving the game. The likeliest possibility would seem to be pushing it back a day and playing two Monday night games on Oct. 22, when the Lions and Bears are already scheduled to face off. It would be a lot of action on the field in a short period of time, but it is a solution the league has used when forced to move games in the past.

Whatever the time frame, a decision certainly doesn’t need to be made before seeing whether the A’s can finish off their unexpected run at a division title on Wednesday afternoon.

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47 Responses to “NFL may need to move Raiders-Jaguars game on Oct. 21”
  1. otistaylor89 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:01 PM

    Football doesn’t move for baseball, baseball moves for football.

    That is all…

  2. dldove77 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:06 PM

    So, the NFL has to move a previously scheduled game so that a newly scheduled MLB game can play?

    No.

  3. tinbender2000 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:08 PM

    Are they crazy? Play on the same field one day after two baseball teams tear up the field? Oh wait…

  4. cletusvandam says: Oct 3, 2012 2:09 PM

    Baseball? Who cares.

  5. theralph2012 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:13 PM

    Lets be honest, would anybody really be that upset if the NFL just decided to can the Raiders Jags game? I mean come on, its the Raiders…vs the Jags….

  6. benh999 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:22 PM

    Move the namby pamby baseball game instead.

  7. Getoffmylawn! says: Oct 3, 2012 2:24 PM

    So the NFL may have to move the football game for a sport that they can schedule two games in one day for? Let them play both Baseball games the same day. It’s not like it’s a physically demanding sport, standing in the outfield eating sunflower seeds.
    MLB won’t be over soon enough!

  8. sarahlerange says: Oct 3, 2012 2:24 PM

    Couldn’t they both play at the same time?

  9. cardiovascularendurance says: Oct 3, 2012 2:27 PM

    One of those teams (Raiders or A’s) need a new stadium. It’s ridiculous to play an NFL game on a baseball diamond. There’s billions of dollars being thrown around for these sports. They need to get their act together out there and build a new stadium. Or move a team to LA.

  10. bulldogx86 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:32 PM

    Ravens @ Texans would be my vote for the swap

  11. paepae805 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:34 PM

    Its nice to see the NFL doesn’t have absolute power over everyone. Nice to see the NFL have to accomdate someone else, not the other way around

  12. villa41 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:41 PM

    Hey, I like the A’s, but come on. The NFL schedule has been out for months. Baseball needs to find a work around for this, not the NFL.

  13. broncosnative says: Oct 3, 2012 2:45 PM

    Here’s two options, either they could move the raiders and jags game to a nearby high school field because let’s face it, both teams play like one. Or they could just cancel the game all together and flip a coin to decide the winner, they both suck so it really doesn’t matter what happens.

  14. bigtexas27 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:45 PM

    Let them play at the same time. As he rounds first, the FS lays him out.
    The baseball players won’t have a problem with the Raiders secondary, they are non-existant anyway.

  15. husky2score says: Oct 3, 2012 2:47 PM

    This just in… Bud Selig is agreeing to have both teams play at the same time. Also, Roger Goodell has offered the MLB instant replay cameras for that game, but Bud Selig declined.

  16. andypro18 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:49 PM

    My dream scenario:

    The NFL moves the game to Monday, and then the A’s game gets rained out on Sunday and they have to play on Monday.

    No real reason, it’d just be funny.

  17. mullman76 says: Oct 3, 2012 2:51 PM

    MLB playoffs trump NFL regular season.

    If the NFL didn’t have a contingency plan in place already I woud be surprised. They knew it was a possibility (remote as it may have been).

  18. audient says: Oct 3, 2012 2:57 PM

    Move the Raiders [game] to LA.

  19. marty2020 says: Oct 3, 2012 3:05 PM

    I vote for the Jaguars to forfeit the game, so we can have an improved draft position. Heck, by that time, forfeiting the game might get us into position for the # 1 overall pick.

  20. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 3, 2012 3:06 PM

    There’s a nice new stadium that’s gonna get built in LA.

  21. dafast1 says: Oct 3, 2012 3:07 PM

    Move it to the Rose Bowl. Havent they done that before?

  22. crush22 says: Oct 3, 2012 3:08 PM

    It’s Radiers vs Jags….
    Just cancel it.

  23. justwinbaby29 says: Oct 3, 2012 3:09 PM

    The Raiders need a new stadium. To share a stadium with a baseball team is so 1993.

    If Texas wins tonight it’s a moot point.

  24. radrntn says: Oct 3, 2012 3:09 PM

    Go A’s….sweep the rangers, and win the west!

  25. fafaflunky says: Oct 3, 2012 3:10 PM

    i love watching football games with the
    baseball diamomd in it..and yet i hate
    baseball..

  26. northshorejag says: Oct 3, 2012 3:12 PM

    As a Jags fan

    After the Cincy game, I might be happy with a coin toss

  27. maddenisfordorks says: Oct 3, 2012 3:15 PM

    On behalf of my Jaguars – I apologize for what everyone is about to see.

    Be kind – they’re just figuring out they stink.

  28. rayguyreturns says: Oct 3, 2012 3:24 PM

    “paepae805 says:
    Its nice to see the NFL doesn’t have absolute power over everyone. Nice to see the NFL have to accomdate someone else, not the other way around”
    ____________________________________
    Oh really? Even though the Raiders played at the coliseum long before the A’s moved there? And even though baseball has an 182 (million) game schedule and football has 16? Yeah, make football give way (sarcasm).

    How about we sod the field and make baseball players play on grass instead of football players playing on dirt. That would fix it.

  29. wjmoffatt says: Oct 3, 2012 3:24 PM

    I’m sure both teams will be happy with forfeiting, give them a better shot at Geno Smith or Barkley, cause neither are making the playoffs anywas.

  30. kcsam76 says: Oct 3, 2012 3:30 PM

    Go A’s!!!!

  31. ampats says: Oct 3, 2012 3:36 PM

    Too bad they can’t play it at Radio City Music Hall since one of these two teams may be making the first pick in the NFL draft come April.

  32. earthwormjim2000 says: Oct 3, 2012 3:37 PM

    Play both games at the same time, just like we all used to do during recess. I would pay hundreds of dollars to watch that.

  33. jfinn5 says: Oct 3, 2012 4:17 PM

    A’s should get first priority since the Raiders ruined that stadium with those hideous mount Davis seats.

  34. gojags says: Oct 3, 2012 4:59 PM

    How about awarding a tie for both teams? Both teams are not going to playoff anyway. So who cares (except we fans of these teams).

  35. granadafan says: Oct 3, 2012 5:23 PM

    I’m an A’s fan. The Alameda County residents deserve better than this. They’re already losing the A’s to Fremont, but Al Davis really ruined the stadium which is in terrible location, but has public transportion and is by a freeway with huge parking lots (tailgating!). Plus he screwed over the taxpayers by forcing them to pay for the renovations for Mount Davis.

  36. tatum064 says: Oct 3, 2012 5:32 PM

    broncosnative says:
    Oct 3, 2012 2:45 PM
    Here’s two options, either they could move the raiders and jags game to a nearby high school field because let’s face it, both teams play like one. Or they could just cancel the game all together and flip a coin to decide the winner, they both suck so it really doesn’t matter what happens.
    =================

    Congrats on beating us after we took FOUR straight at Mile High. Even JaMarcus Russell beat you.

    You still didnt quite get payback for 59-14 Bronco fan.

    You are DEFINED by beating us, as you always have been.

    1 NATION

  37. tatum064 says: Oct 3, 2012 5:35 PM

    granadafan says:
    Oct 3, 2012 5:23 PM
    I’m an A’s fan. The Alameda County residents deserve better than this. They’re already losing the A’s to Fremont, but Al Davis really ruined the stadium which is in terrible location, but has public transportion and is by a freeway with huge parking lots (tailgating!). Plus he screwed over the taxpayers by forcing them to pay for the renovations for Mount Davis.

    =========

    Yeah, its terrible location near BART where people can reach it in a 10 minute walk, and near the airport hotels so accompanying press or fans that have flown and can reach it in ten or twenty minutes. Yeah, its really terrible.

    I’ll agree the renovations for Mount Davis were bad. It needs to be Raiders Stadium and the A’s need the new Stadium – and lets face it – they deserve one after getting to the playoffs twice in 6 years, where the Raiders havent in 11.

  38. tatum064 says: Oct 3, 2012 5:36 PM

    gojags says:
    Oct 3, 2012 4:59 PM
    How about awarding a tie for both teams? Both teams are not going to playoff anyway. So who cares (except we fans of these teams)

    =========

    A’s clinched a playoff, DUMMY.

    And I believe the Jags are ringless and in danger of moving.

    Please don’t talk ish with Blaine Gabbert as your QB, “Jag Fan”.

  39. tatum064 says: Oct 3, 2012 5:37 PM

    ampats says:
    Oct 3, 2012 3:36 PM
    Too bad they can’t play it at Radio City Music Hall since one of these two teams may be making the first pick in the NFL draft come April.

    ===========

    Says the team PUNKED yet again in the Super Bowl by the Giants.

    Cmon, keep it comin.

  40. alexsimon99 says: Oct 3, 2012 5:42 PM

    rayguyreturns says:
    Oct 3, 2012 3:24 PM
    “paepae805 says:
    Its nice to see the NFL doesn’t have absolute power over everyone. Nice to see the NFL have to accomdate someone else, not the other way around”
    ____________________________________
    Oh really? Even though the Raiders played at the coliseum long before the A’s moved there? And even though baseball has an 182 (million) game schedule and football has 16? Yeah, make football give way (sarcasm).

    How about we sod the field and make baseball players play on grass instead of football players playing on dirt. That would fix it.
    __________________________________

    Actually sir, you are way off. Yes, the Raiders got played there before the A’s, but only by 2 years (Raiders 1966, A’s 1968). I don’t consider 2 years to be a “long time” but you have your own opinion. Also, the Raiders left in 1981 for 14 seasons, thus making the A’s the longest tenant of the O.co Coliseum (A’s – 45 seasons; Raiders – 32 seasons).
    Also, MLB’s schedule is only 162 games.

    The most logical solution is the switch the Raiders-Jaguars game to Monday afternoon (4 or 5 pm kickoff). The Jags aren’t likely to fly all the way home to Jacksonville anyway, with their next game being in Green Bay on the following Sunday, and the Raiders travel to Kansas City also on the next Sunday, so they shouldn’t have a huge issue.

  41. tatum064 says: Oct 3, 2012 5:44 PM

    andypro18 says:
    Oct 3, 2012 2:49 PM
    My dream scenario:

    The NFL moves the game to Monday, and then the A’s game gets rained out on Sunday and they have to play on Monday.

    No real reason, it’d just be funny.

    ===============

    My dream scenario;

    Anyone of these insults being said in the parking lot of the Coliseum among a bunch of Raider fans.

    And all the “its just a game” cries for mercy as the inevitable rat pack ensues.

  42. dougydougdoug says: Oct 3, 2012 6:04 PM

    The easiest solution would just be to cancel the Raiders/Jags game, altogether. Seriously. Who in their right mind would want to watch any of that slop-fest?

  43. NoHomeTeam says: Oct 3, 2012 6:39 PM

    rayguyreturns says:“How about we sod the field and make baseball players play on grass instead of football players playing on dirt. That would fix it.

    C’mon now, that’s just . . . actually, that’s not that bad at all. I think I might even watch a baseball game laid out like that.

    Is there some reason they couldn’t do this?

  44. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Oct 3, 2012 9:08 PM

    Move the Raiders game to Cal or Stanford’s stadium duhhhhhh….

  45. fmwarner says: Oct 3, 2012 9:13 PM

    It’s logistically easier for the NFL game to be the one to move. The ALCS will likely have a game the day before and/or a game the day after. There’s nowhere to move it to. The MLB playoff schedule is already packed tighter than a can of sardines.

  46. spellingcops says: Oct 4, 2012 9:06 AM

    BTW taintum, you REALLY burned that Pats fan above. How long did you think of that one? I’m pretty sure 99% of Raider fans would LOVE to lose in the Super Bowl. Keep talking trash to the guy whose team has been in the SB 5 times since your pathetic team has had a winning season. You are the reason why Raider fan is hated universally.

  47. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Oct 4, 2012 11:30 AM

    Good scheduling job NFL. You didn’t know this could happen before the schedule was made?

    Excellent foresight as always…but please no, not another Raider MNF debacle…I can’t listen to blowhard Berman again.

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