Raiders avoid blackout against Saints

Doug Pensinger

Oakland's past 13 games have been televised locally.

The Oakland Raiders' home game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday will be shown on local TV - and not blacked out - according to a report on CSNBayArea.com.

The Raiders now have 13 straight games, including Sunday's contest, that have not been blacked out. The organization has taken advantage of the NFL's new 85 percent rule, which states that stadiums only need to sell 85 percent of their seats to avoid the game being blacked out on local TV. Oakland's O.co Coliseum seats 63,132 fans, which makes it the second smallest venue in the NFL.

Since the Raiders returned to Oakland from Los Angeles in 1995, 79 of their home games have been blacked out while 62 have been televised locally. The Raiders have not had a blacked out game since the 2010 season.

Oakland (3-6) hosts New Orleans (4-5) on Sunday with kickoff scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PT. The game will be televised by FOX.

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