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Bengals, Colts Yet To Sell Out Playoff Games; Extensions Possible

The Bengals at presstime have not announced an update on ticket sales for Sunday's home playoff game against the Chargers, but it appears there "will be an extension until tomorrow" at 4:00pm ET to avoid a local TV blackout. The team "continues to work with the league and business partners to try and get the game sold out." Indications are that "just over 7,000 tickets remained this morning with the possibility that 5-6,000 tickets would be left by the end of the day" (CINCINNATI.com, 1/2). 

The Cincinnati market “will not have access to CBS’ online stream” Sunday if the game does not sell out. NFL VP/Communications Brian McCarthy said the league’s blackout policy “applies to online streaming as well” (CINCINNATI.com, 1/2).

The Colts were given a 24-hour extension by the NFL until 4:30pm CT tomorrow to sell their remaining playoff tickets and avoid a TV blackout. They "still have about 3,000 playoff tickets remaining to sell." WTHR-NBC GM Larry Delia said that the station "would consider buying some leftover tickets if it makes financial sense" (INDYSTAR.com, 1/2).

Tickets for Saturday’s 8:00pm ET Saints-Eagles Wild Card game went on sale Tuesday and “sold out within minutes” (PHILLY.com, 1/2).
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