September 20, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) It might be time for the NFL to stop digging in the dirt.

Sunday's game between the Raiders and Baltimore could be the last the league plays on a baseball infield.

With the Athletics eliminated from playoff contention, the Raiders will get the all-grass field back when they play their next home game on Oct. 11 against Denver.

With the Raiders playing on a one-year lease in Oakland and in talks with the San Diego Chargers about a new Los Angeles-area stadium, this could be their final season at the only remaining venue that is shared by an NFL team and a Major League Baseball team.

The dirt has not been unkind to the Raiders. They are 5-4 over the past six seasons with the infield that runs between the 20-yard lines and 12-19 with the all-grass field.

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