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It’s official: Blackout lifted for Chiefs-Raiders

There will be no blackout.

The Raiders confirmed what looked to be inevitable when they announced that Sunday’s AFC West game against the Kansas City Chiefs was sold out and would be televised locally.

It is the first time the Raiders will be on local television for a home game since the 2009 season opener, a 24-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Monday night. The last 11 games have been blacked out.

Tickets must be sold out 72 hours in advance for a game to be shown in its home market, but the Raiders received an extension from the NFL Thursday.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer