Originally Posted by humdinger70
But for the Bay Area, has this ever happened: Both 49ers and Raiders at home (this situation IS possible) and both playing AFC opponents (say Raiders hosting Chargers and 49ers hosting Steelers) and BOTH games were sold out (lifting the blackout)? What game would be shown locally? What would happen to the other game (farmed out)?
First off, the 49ers and Raiders never play at home at the same time, period.
The closest scenario is one playing on 1pm start, the other playing at 5pm for SNF. Has nothing to do with how good or bad the teams are, this is per the NFL scheduler. Usually one team is at home while the other is away, but if both are home, one will go at a different time (or day, especially now with the NFL network that makes life easier for the NFL scheduler).
Your hypothetical will never occur.