NFL monitoring baseball playoff scenarios for Raiders
- By Gregg Rosenthal
- Around The League Editor
- Published: Sept. 20, 2013 at 12:18 p.m.
The Oakland Raiders and Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics share a stadium. So when the A's eventually clinch their playoff spot this year, scheduling concerns will arise.
Around the League reached out to the NFL league office to check on whether there are plans to change the Raiders' schedule in the coming weeks.
"We are monitoring baseball playoff scenarios," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. "If there is any change to our schedule, we would announce it at the appropriate time."
The game in question: Oakland's October 6th home date with the San Diego Chargers. CSNBayArea.com reported that the Raiders and the Chargers will not swap home dates in order to accommodate baseball's schedule. It's possible the Raiders game could still be moved to Monday night that week.
The schedule for the A's depends on their seeding. They will either need to host a game on October 5 or October 7, depending on how they finish the season. Major League Baseball and the NFL were unable to work out a compromise when dealing with the Baltimore Ravens' opening their season at home because of a conflict with the Baltimore Ravens.