The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t sold out Sunday’s home game with the Oakland Raiders, but they’re getting close to avoiding a blackout.
With about 1,700 tickets still unsold, the Jaguars have received a 24-hour blackout extension. They need to sell the rest of the seats by Friday at 1 p.m., and it’s safe to assume they will: The league typically only gives out blackout extensions when it’s confident the blackout will, in fact, be lifted.
For the Jaguars, it’s just the second time this season they’ve needed the 24-hour extension. And assuming the blackout is, in fact, lifted on Friday, it will be the seventh time in seven home games that the Jaguars have appeared on local TV.
So for all the talk that the Jaguars won’t last in Jacksonville, the local fans have come through this season. And with the Jaguars in first place in the AFC South, the Jaguars may have a home playoff game coming in four weeks.