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Raiders avoid blackout again

Oakland avoided its second blackout of the season on Friday.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders managed to sell out their home finale vs. the Kansas City Chiefs and avoid a blackout for the second time in the 2012 season, the team announced on Friday.

The last time the Raiders had a blackout was on Dec. 2, when the Cleveland Browns came to the Coliseum. That blackout snapped a streak of 13 straight sold-out games. The Raiders got an extension from the league that allowed them more time to sell out this time around.

Oakland's last win of the 2012 season came against the Chiefs on the road in a 26-16 affair. The Raiders have lost six straight games since then and are looking to avoid losing at least 11 games in one season for the eight time in the past 10 years.

The Chiefs have won eight of the last nine games in Oakland and will look to get their third win of the season. Sunday's game will be the 64th home game broadcast on local television since the team relocated from Los Angeles in 1995. There have been 80 blackouts in that span.