The Jaguars got an extension to avoid a blackout of Sunday’s game against the Saints and it worked out for them.
The team announced Friday that they have sold enough non-premium tickets to avoid a blackout. The team also avoided a blackout for their Week One home game against the Titans. As in that case, there are tickets remaining for the game and sales will continue through Sunday, but the Jaguars game will be seen on local television. There were 1,805 tickets available as of Thursday afternoon, but it is not known if the team stepped in to buy up the remaining seats in order to ensure the game wasn’t blacked out.
Sunday’s game will be Blaine Gabbert’s home debut as the Jaguars’ starting quarterback. Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said that he’s planning on throwing a little bit of everything at the rookie on Sunday afternoon. If that proves to be a successful strategy, there might be some in the Jacksonville area who wish that the game wasn’t available.