Despite an 8-3 record, the Cincinnati Bengals continue to have trouble selling tickets.
The team has announced that the league has granted a 24-hour extension of the deadline for moving all non-premium tickets for Sunday’s game against the Lions.
“We hope to avoid a blackout,” said Bengals ticket sales manager Andrew Brown, “but we will need strong closing sales to clear the remaining ticket inventory.”
The Bengals have sold out 50 straight regular-season and postseason games, but extensions have been needed for several of the team’s 2009 home games.
The other Ohio team — the Browns — could be facing a blackout of its Sunday home game against the Chargers.