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California wildfires have NFL mulling venue options for Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers

Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders is still scheduled to be played in the Bay Area but NFL officials are studying contingency options as the wildfires north of Oakland continue to rage out of control.

The wildfires have killed at least 27 people through Thursday afternoon in the famous Northern California wine country and have also led to extremely poor air quality throughout the region.

“We continue to monitor air quality conditions in the Bay Area and are in close communication with both the Raiders and Chargers, as well as local authorities,” NFL spokesman Michael Signora stated on Thursday. “At this point, the game remains scheduled for Sunday in Oakland.”

The Raiders moved up practice on Thursday and eventually cut it short for the second straight day due to the air quality. Once again, some players wore masks under their facemasks during practice.

The Chargers and Raiders are scheduled to play each other again on Dec. 31 in Los Angeles,…


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