Sep 23, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece (45) straight arms Pittsburgh Steelers safety Randy Mundy (29) at the Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Steelers 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders avoid blackout vs Pittsburgh Steelers



The Oakland Raiders return home this week following a much needed bye-week that allowed them to rest up for what will be a very physical game on Sunday vs the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Both teams are sitting at 2-4, and the loser of this game will likely have their playoff hopes dashed, while the winner will keep their already slim chances alive. The Steelers have won two-straight games, while Oakland was whipped by the Kansas City Chiefs in heir last game.

Coming into today, the game had yet to sell out and the risk of a blackout loomed over this contest, but the game was able to sell out and will be televised locally:

The Raiders lead the series 11-9, including an 8-5 record as the home team. The Raiders currently hold a 6-3 record against the Steelers in Oakland and have not lost a game to the Steelers at the Coliseum since 1995.


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  • Bob

    Jeeze, just 50,000+ seats now and barely sell out?

  • James Holtslander

    Bob this is what happens when you have a stinker to root for for a decade, the fans wins first and I don’t blame them.

  • NP

    This game has been sold out for months. I tried to buy ANY ticket on Ticketmaster 2 weeks ago and it told me there were zero tickets for sale for this game. This game sold out within a week of going on sale.

  • boo

    This article is bullshit im a season ticket holder and have been trying to get tickets to this game for a couple months its been sold out only way you can get tickets is to StubHub so this article is grade A bullshit