It’s no surprise, but the Jaguars confirmed Thursday that this Sunday’s home game with the Rams will be blacked out.
The Jaguars didn’t apply for an extension to try to sell out their non-premium seats, which also isn’t a surprise. For one thing, owner Wayne Weaver’s prediction that the team would have all of their home games blacked out this season. And, for another, the Rams are hardly the kind of opposition that’s going to spark much interest among the local football fans.
What was looking like a busy weekend in the blackout business may wind up with only the Jaguars and Raiders failing to have their games televised in the local market. The Buccaneers have already avoided the blackout, while the Bengals received a 24-hour extension to extend their 46-game sellout streak.