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AFC West TV Blackouts Expected To Continue With The Raiders

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It hasn't been a good couple of seasons for the AFC West and TV blackouts.

The Kansas City Chiefs were blacked out last December for the first time in nearly 20 years. The Oakland Raiders have a nine-game non-sellout streak going and the San Diego Chargers, division kings this half of the decade, have a weekly blackout watch (including last week against the Arizona Cardinals).

Week 5 in the NFL is no different and it'll include a pair of AFC West teams getting blacked out.

The Chargers are visiting the Raiders and the game is expected to be blacked. The Raiders Week 4 game against the Houston Texans was also a blackout and in all this will be the 10th straight blackout for them.

The Chiefs haven't had any issues (at least publicly) with blackouts this year. We've seen attendance of about 71,000 and 68,000 in the two home games.

The Chiefs don't return home until Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

You know what the best part about the Chiefs starting 3-0 is? Not having to write a weekly "Chiefs blackout watch" story.