Most of the actual and threatened blackouts this year have occurred in connection with teams however at or below .500.
But there’s now a team residing among the league’s elite that faces a large chunk of unsold tickets.
The Vikings have the coming weekend off. Thereafter, they host the Lions and the Seahawks. According to John Holler of VikingUpdate.com, 4,000 tickets remain for November 15 against Detroit, and 3,500 are unsold for the following Sunday against Seattle.
So even with the Favre factor and a 7-1 start to the season, the Vikings will have to hustle in order to lift the local blackout for games that should result in the home team moving to 9-1 on the year, which would be their best start since 1998.