Oakland Raider fans will not be deprived of watching their team, and a few historic feats, in Monday night's home game against the New York Jets.
The Raiders and KGO Television Channel 7, which is San Francisco's ABC affiliate, have partnered into a relationship to allow that the game to be shown locally.
The game will air in the Bay Area at 6 p.m. on KGO Channel 7 (as well as on KXTV Channel 10 in Sacramento) despite the lack of assistance and effort by the city of Oakland and Alameda County, which are charged with the marketing and sale of Raiders tickets.
"It's inconceivable that this game would not have sold out by now," said Raiders Senior Assistant Bruce Allen. "Nonetheless, we are thankful to KGO for their generosity, support and commitment to our fans and the entire Northern California television market."
Tickets are still available for Monday's game, at the Coliseum Box Office and at tickets.com. The Raiders received a second extension by 6 p.m. local time on Sunday. There were roughly 4,000 unsold tickets as of Saturday.
There are a few historic feats that are likely to be set:
1) Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown needs four receptions to become only the third player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes. Brown also needs three receiving touchdowns to become the fourth player in NFL history to catch 100. Brown also needs 91 receiving yards to pass James Lofton (14,004) for second on the all-time list.
2) Jerry Rice needs 44 receiving yards to notch his 12th 1,000-yard season of his career, already an NFL record.
3) With a win, the Raiders can tie San Francisco (36) and Miami (36) for most wins in the history of Monday night football.