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It’s been a while since the Raiders have had one of their games blacked out on local television, but the streak will end this Sunday.

The team couldn’t sell 85 percent of their non-premium tickets to the game against the Browns, which means that their run of 13 games without a blackout will come screeching to a halt. There are a few reasons why the Raiders might have had a tough time selling tickets to this one.

There’s the 3-8 record of the home team that has been beaten by a combined score of 127-47 in their last three games. There’s also the 3-8 record of the visitors from Cleveland. And there’s also a prediction of huge amounts of rain in Oakland on Sunday, something that makes watching two teams with those records seem even less appealing.

The Raiders have two more home games this season. They play next Thursday night against the Broncos and against the Chiefs in Week 15. We’ll see if Peyton Manning is enough to get people back out to the stadium.

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13 Responses to “Raiders game will be blacked out”
  1. schmitty2 says: Nov 29, 2012 4:48 PM

    Just waiting for all the “Raidernation” trolls to post excuses for the blackout

  2. godzilla111111 says: Nov 29, 2012 4:58 PM

    Move them to Jacksonville.

  3. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Nov 29, 2012 5:03 PM

    HAHAHAHA go back to LA!! we dont need you guys here in the BAY!!

  4. believeland1954 says: Nov 29, 2012 5:12 PM

    There will be more Browns Backers than Raider fans at the game.

  5. floriosbigtoe says: Nov 29, 2012 5:28 PM

    Why ANYBODY would go to this game is beyond me.

  6. bat42boy says: Nov 29, 2012 5:39 PM

    Who cares?

  7. tdk24 says: Nov 29, 2012 5:44 PM

    Nobody wants to watch the Browns. Can’t blame them. The donks and chiefs games will be sellouts though.

  8. dasmol says: Nov 29, 2012 5:46 PM

    Rain and records should not be a factor to a true fan.

  9. tebowthrowsaperfectonsidekick says: Nov 29, 2012 5:50 PM

    So The Broncos have sold out 326 consecutive games going into this season…

    Raidernation has their HUGE streak broken at 13?

    Raiders fans…no way you have any valid argument as to who has the better fans!

    Even if Hugh hadn’t gotten Carson Palmer, Peyton WOULD NEVER EVER consider playing for your team and you know it!!

    Yep….Raidernation…13 straight games proud….oh wait…that’s right…Streak broken!

  10. russrip says: Nov 29, 2012 5:58 PM

    Just more evidence of the mentality of the NFL.
    If a player gets in trouble, punish the team by
    suspending him and making the team play short a player.
    If the fans start losing interest in the team, cut them off from watching on TV so they forget about it altogether.

  11. mazblast says: Nov 29, 2012 6:44 PM

    OOOOOHHHH, what a streak! All of 13 in a row! WOW!

    Not that I blame Raider fans for not showing up. Bad team playing another bad team with no particular ties to the home team.

  12. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 29, 2012 7:43 PM

    not surprising, i have tickets and it’s not worth the drive. The game is the battle of the top 5 picks. Anywway there is suppose to be knee deep powder in tahoe on sunday, and I prefer that over watching another 3 and out.

  13. psunick says: Nov 29, 2012 9:38 PM

    Better leave soon, nation. You may not make it up there if you wait much longer.

    This is one hell of a storm a comin’

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