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ALAMEDA, Calif. (CBS/AP) – The Oakland Raiders have sold out Sunday’s home opener against the New York Jets to avoid a local blackout for just the second time in the last 16 home games.

The Raiders announced Thursday that the game had been sold out by the 72-hour deadline to avoid a blackout in a 75-mile radius.

The Raiders sold out only one game in each of the past two seasons. They had 14 blackouts in their last 15 home games since the 2009 season opener against San Diego. Oakland also sold out a game against Kansas City last November.

This will be the 46th of 129 regular-season home games televised since the Raiders moved back from Los Angeles for the 1995 season.

CBS 2 Los Angeles will show the Raiders-Jets game instead of Chargers-Chiefs at 1:15PST if the game does not sell out in San Diego.

San Diego has received a 24-hour extension from the NFL in order to sell 3,900 tickets.

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