By Steve Corkran
Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 12:12 pm in Oakland Raiders.
ALAMEDA – The Raiders game against the Kansas City Chiefs sold out in advance of the league deadline Thursday. Therefore, it will be televised locally.
The Raiders host the Chiefs at the Coliseum on Sunday at 1:05 p.m., with their playoff aspirations on the brink of being extinguished.
They need to beat the Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos in their final three games just to have a shot at making the playoffs.
Even then, the Raiders need a slew of things to go their way for them to make the playoffs for the first time since they played in the Super Bowl at the end of the 2002 season.
The Raiders now have sold out all seven of their regular-season games this season and 22 of their past 23, dating to the start of the 2011 season.
The Chiefs are 10-3 in the AFC West, one game behind the Broncos and within striking distance of clinching a playoff berth on the heels of a 2-14 finish last season.
The Raiders are 4-9 and in the midst of a three-game losing streak. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 24-7 in the teams’ first meeting Oct. 13, at Arrowhead Stadium.