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Chargers Game vs. Raiders Will Be Televised

Team avoids second blackout of season by selling enough tickets to satisfy NFL.

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    Who is back on the bandwagon after Thursday's win?

    The Chargers avoided a TV blackout for Sunday's game. Now they just have to hope to stay out of a black hole against the Oakland Raiders.

    The NFL announced Friday that enough tickets have been sold for Sunday's 1:25 p.m. game at Qualcomm Stadium, meaning fans can watch the game locally on CBS.

    Oakland's raucous fans, know as the "Black Hole," will likely be out in full force even with the team eliminated from playoff contention. The Chargers are still in the hunt, but may be eliminated by kickoff if the Miami Dolphins win their 10 a.m. game against the Buffalo Bills.

    The league granted the Chargers a 24-hour extension Thursday in order to sell the 1,300 remaining tickets. Tickets are available on the Chargers website. The cheapest ticket on the site goes for $120. They can also be had on the StubHub ticket reseller site starting at $90.

    The Chargers suffered their worst defeat of the season in a 27-17 loss at Oakland in October.

    Earlier this week, the FCC voted in favor of a proposal to eliminate blackouts of National Football League games, but a final ruling likely won't come until after the season.

    The Chargers are the only team to have a game blacked out this year – a 17-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 1.

    The Sunday night game on NBC will be the Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles, starting at 5 p.m.

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