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No Blackout Watch For Chiefs; Can't Say The Same For Chargers, Raiders

The Kansas City Chiefs won't be affected by any NFL blackouts this week because they're playing on the road.

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However, they can't say the same for their AFC West counterparts.

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Both the Chargers and Raiders will not be shown on local TV, per NFL blackout rules.

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Here are some rules on NFL TV blackouts:

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  • If a team doesn't sellout their game within 72 hours of kickoff (Generally Thursday for Sunday games), no TV station whose signal broadcasts within 75 miles of the NFL stadium  cannot show the game;
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  • The NFL's definition of a sellout isn't that every single ticket is sold. A team has to get to around 95% of tickets sold and the league will call it even. 
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  • If a team is close to selling out, they can request an extension from the NFL front office;
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  • Radio broadcasts are still allowed to go on as scheduled
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Basically, that win last week is very big for the Chiefs. It probably buys them several weeks of sell outs (or close to sell outs).