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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, the Raiderettes, cheer for their team during their game against the San Diego Chargers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2010 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    The Oakland Raiders are so determined to finally sell out the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum for this Sunday's big game against the Chiefs that they're even offering two tickets for the price of one.

    In an online promotion, the Raiders are offering a "two for the price of one" deal effective only for this Sunday's home game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    The deal appears to be working. "Indications are tickets for the Chiefs game are going fast with the help of a 2-for-1 promotion sponsored by Compass Media Networks," notes the Oakland Tribune.

    It is the most meaningful home game the Raiders have played in years. At 4-4 and on a two-game win streak, the Raiders could be right in the playoff hunt and within a game of first place in the AFC West should they beat K.C.

    Don't underestimate the psychological importance of it. The Raiders have not played in a full Oakland Coliseum in more than a year.

    "It’s just exciting to know come Sunday we’re going to have our partner in this thing, and that’s the community and the fans there with us," coach Tom Cable told the Tribune.

    Raider Nation should know by 1 p.m. PDT Friday whether the game will be blacked-out locally, as the team has requested 24-hour extension from the normal Thursday deadline.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who's glad to see that another NFL team got even less use out of Randy Moss than did the Raiders.