- Arash Markazi, ESPN Staff Writer
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Oakland Raiders fans in Los Angeles won’t have to worry about the San Diego Chargers getting in the way of them watching their team play the New England Patriots on Sunday.
The Chargers’ home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday has been blacked out in Southern California after 6,500 tickets remained unsold as of Thursday afternoon.
The NFL requires all games not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff to be blacked out in the local market, which includes all signals within a 75-mile radius of the stadium.
KCBS 2 in Los Angeles announced it would feature a double-header Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers-Houston Texans game at 10 a.m. followed by the Raiders-Patriots game at 1 p.m.
Fans in the blackout area will be able to see a replay of the Chargers-Dolphins game on NFL.com beginning at midnight Sunday.
The Chargers just barely avoided a blackout last week when it sold 5,000 tickets just before the deadline. Despite the announced sell out there were still thousands of empty seats at the game and tickets were still available at the box office on game day.