The Raiders announced tickets had not sold out 72 hours in advance and the game would be blacked out locally.
The grisly details:
– Eight straight blackouts, the last home televised game being last season’s 24-20 loss to San Diego in Week 1.
– First blackout of a home opener since 2004, when the Raiders drew 53,610 for a 13-10 win over Buffalo. Subsequent home openers against Kansas City, San Diego, Detroit, Denver and then San Diego again were all televised locally.
Note: In a previous post, I mistakenly said the Detroit game had been blacked out. It was televised locally.
– The Raiders have had 44 games on television and 77 blackouts since moving back to Oakland in 1995.
More to come . . .