In Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season, the Oakland Raiders will host the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum with high hopes of recording the first win of the season.
Fortunately for avid fans of the storied franchise, the Raiders have sold out the home opener and as result the game against the Jaguars will be televised locally according Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com:
The Oakland Raiders announced that Sunday’s home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars is a sellout and will be televised locally.
Oakland reduced the capacity of the O.co Coliseum this year from 64,200 to 53,286 by placing tarps across the top of Mt. Davis on the east side of the stadium as well as eight other sections on the northeast and southeast sides of the original bowl.
With the Raiders putting on an impressive performance against Andrew Luck’s Indianapolis Colts in Week 1, the coaching staff and the fans have a newfound optimism about this team moving forward. Terrelle Pryor showed signs of promise while taking over as the new starting quarterback of this team and the defense played surprising well against a potential playoff team.
Needless to say, anything can happen from here on out with the Raiders possibly on the verge of being the surprise team in the AFC this season. Although it making a playoff push may be a stretch this season, there is definitely some light at the end of the tunnel.
The Raiders will have an ideal situation in order to bounce back from the Week 1 loss. The lowly Jaguars will attempt to fend off a motivated squad led by Pryor in front of packed house in Oakland.