NFL opts not to move Chargers-Raiders game

From ESPN - October 13, 2017

The NFL, keeping an eye on the wildfires in Northern California, has decided to play Sunday's game between the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers in Oakland as scheduled.

The NFL said it would continue to monitor air quality conditions in the Bay Area and will update the public with any changes via its social media channels. There had been discussions about moving the game elsewhere due to air quality issues.

Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the blazes have killed an unprecedented 31 people. Hundreds more were injured or missing, and thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed.

Choking smoke has drifted over the San Francisco Bay Area, where some -- including the Raiders during Thursday's practice -- have resorted to wearing masks to filter the fumes.


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