The Raiders don’t know yet whether or not Terrelle Pryor will recover in time from his concussion to start against Washington on Sunday, but the answer will be available on local television.
Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com reports that the team has sold all the non-premium seats to Sunday’s game, allowing them to avoid a television blackout. It’s the second time in two home games that the Raiders, who dropped their capacity by almost 11,000 seats this season by blocking off many seats in the upper deck, have avoided blackouts this season.
The Raiders have avoided blackouts in 17 of their last 18 games, a change for the better after years where games would rarely find their way to local television because of shortfalls in ticket sales.
There have been no blackouts through three weeks of the season. Jacksonville is trying to avoid breaking that streak with alcoholic enticements to ticket buyers for this weekend’s game against the Colts.