Thursday is usually the day of the week when we find out whether games have been blacked out, or not, for the coming Sunday.
This Thursday, the Chargers have declared that a game that won’t be played until three Sundays from now has been sold out.
To little surprise, the Chargers have managed to sell enough non-premium tickets to lift the blackout for the once-in-eight-years visit from the defending NFL champions, the Green Bay Packers. Four days later, the Chargers will host the Raiders in a Thursday night game that has not yet been sold out.
The Packers have never lost in San Diego when playing the Chargers, winning there in 1970, 1978, 1993, 1999, and 2003. Green Bay’s only defeat at Qualcomm Stadium came in January 1998, when the Packers lost to the Broncos there in Super Bowl XXXII.