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Raiders Draw Less Than 33,000 for Game With Texans

Oct 3, 2010 – 11:21 PM
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Dennis J. Georgatos

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The Raiders-Texans game Sunday was pretty good theater for the crowd at the Oakland Coliseum -- at least for those who showed up.

Won by the Texans 31-24 after a Raiders comeback fell short, the game drew a paid attendance of 32,218. It had already been blacked out on local television when it failed to sell out by the league-mandated Thursday deadline.

The crowd was the smallest in a non-strike year since the Raiders hosted the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 24, 1967 in what was the final game of the regular season.

The Contra Costa Times noted that the figure reflected tickets sold for the game. The actual number of people in the stands, according to the newspaper's estimate, appeared to be fewer than 30,000.
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