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No blackouts this week

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The NFL has a blackout-free weekend ahead.

Every NFL game is expected to meet the threshold to have the blackout lifted and be shown on local TV. Some of those games may not actually be true sellouts, as teams can buy back tickets at 34 cents on the dollar or get sponsors to buy tickets to get the blackout lifted. But local fans can watch their teams on TV this week.

Among the teams that managed to get the blackout lifted this week are the Panthers, who are crediting Cam Newton for their sellout crowds; the Rams, who announced that they met the requirement even though some tickets remain; and the Bills, who announced that their annual Toronto game will be shown on local TV.

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33 Responses to “No blackouts this week”
  1. jlana24 says: Oct 27, 2011 5:44 PM

    No blackouts this week translates to “the Dolphins don’t have a home game this week”.

  2. dje81 says: Oct 27, 2011 5:45 PM

    Rams are the worst team in football history, and they still meets requirements. Good for them. Shame they don’t have a better squad.

  3. Vegas Guy says: Oct 27, 2011 5:47 PM

    Heh.. does that Seahawk stadium hold like 10 people? Seahawks suck. Bengals suck. Who’s going to watch that thing???

  4. sawasta says: Oct 27, 2011 5:53 PM

    Why single out the Panthers? They have a strong fanbase with or without Cam Newton. They’re riding an 85+ game sellout streak. Blackouts have never been an issue.

  5. buckybadger says: Oct 27, 2011 5:54 PM

    Vegas Guy says:
    Oct 27, 2011 5:47 PM
    Heh.. does that Seahawk stadium hold like 10 people? Seahawks suck. Bengals suck. Who’s going to watch that thing???

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    The Seahawks might not have the best team but I have been to their stadium and they have a really good fan base. People who aren’t bandwagon jumpers.

  6. seneca1ss says: Oct 27, 2011 5:55 PM

    Does your team’s owner blackout the game when there’s only approx. 4,000 tickets left??

    the CHEAP Glazer Family does….Go Bucs

  7. buckybadger says: Oct 27, 2011 5:56 PM

    Surprises me that franchises like the Bills have trouble selling out their stadium. They always boast about their fan base being so great. Well I beg to differ, if you aren’t selling out than your fan base can’t be considered great. Yes that includes you Dolphin fans.

  8. bengalsown says: Oct 27, 2011 6:04 PM

    Bengals suck? 4-2 Vegas Guy.

  9. dasmol says: Oct 27, 2011 6:08 PM

    Good thing the raiduhs have a bye. When you combine their 28-0 whipping by the Chiefs with the Macy’s National Mascara sale this Sunday, the black hole was sure to be empty.

  10. tinbender2000 says: Oct 27, 2011 6:12 PM

    buckybadger, they’re playing in Toronto

  11. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 27, 2011 6:34 PM

    dje81 says:
    Oct 27, 2011 5:45 PM
    Rams are the worst team in football history, and they still meets requirements. Good for them. Shame they don’t have a better squad.
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    They’re playing the Saints this week. Most people going to the game want a chance to see the Saints prolific offense, not the Rams team.
    Also you could witness history if the Saints put up more than 42 points this Sunday as that will break a record for most points scored in a two game span.

  12. bnwillard says: Oct 27, 2011 6:45 PM

    You clowns need to get real. the Panthers have NEVER had a blackout, ever. Might wanna do some research before jumping o all these conclusions in your “news articles”.

  13. bordner says: Oct 27, 2011 6:55 PM

    buckybadger says:
    Oct 27, 2011 5:54 PM

    Vegas Guy says:
    Oct 27, 2011 5:47 PM
    Heh.. does that Seahawk stadium hold like 10 people? Seahawks suck. Bengals suck. Who’s going to watch that thing???

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    The Seahawks might not have the best team but I have been to their stadium and they have a really good fan base. People who aren’t bandwagon jumpers.

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    I agree. Good fan base. Great stadium. If you’ve never been there – don’t judge. It may not be a compelling game on a national level, but the local fans support their team no matter who they play.

  14. buckybadger says: Oct 27, 2011 7:00 PM

    tinbender2000 says:
    Oct 27, 2011 6:12 PM
    buckybadger, they’re playing in Toronto

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    I understand this but they have had trouble selling out in Buffalo as well.

  15. purpwalk says: Oct 27, 2011 7:06 PM

    must be the great economy

    is lloyd blankfein a football fan?

  16. pftbillsfan says: Oct 27, 2011 7:14 PM

    Why phrase it that way about the Bills, we almost always sell out and we have the 3rd largest stadium in the nfl. Don’t lump us in with others that barely sell out it is mis representative

  17. hillzmickelzon says: Oct 27, 2011 7:35 PM

    Now if the panthers fans can step up and get the owner to get rid of those bad uniforms i mean cam is the only reason people can stand to put them on.. Get rid of the aqua blue they need to call nike or under armor switch it up..

  18. dionoil says: Oct 27, 2011 7:36 PM

    I think the panthers had a blackout ten years ago during an ice storm. Winter weather shuts Charlotte down. Strange, since everyone there is from new York and Ohio

  19. spillertime21 says: Oct 27, 2011 7:46 PM

    Buckybadger—- the bills aren’t in buffalo this week. Toronto gave them $88 million for 5 regular season games. 99% of buffalo fans will not support a game in Toronto, and tickets to this game in Toronto have been increasingly expensive every year so that’s the reason Toronto is having trouble selling tickets. The bills were selling out when they were 0-6 and the games were IN BUFFALO last year, they sold out all the games they already played this year, the jets and dolphins games are already sold out and the bills will have no problem selling out for Denver and tennessee when buffalo is fighting for the playoffs.

  20. damnskins703 says: Oct 27, 2011 8:10 PM

    So is Jacksonville and Oakland on the road?

  21. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 27, 2011 8:52 PM

    @damnskins703

    What took so long? I was wondering when the usual misinformed, misguided, clueless and ignorant idiot throws Jax into the mix. Where’s the Jax blackouts been since you seen to know? Do you know the Raiders have have 90+ blackouts since moving back to Oakland in 1995. That’s a no I take it. I’ll be waiting for your response on the horrible Jax blackout situation my friend. Knowledge is key.

  22. pack13queens0 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:09 PM

    pretty much any week the Vikings are on the road is a no blackout week.

  23. gb4mn0 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:34 PM

    Lets not forget the team with the biggest bunch of inbred dunces for fans in the history of pro sports, the MN vikequeens. They are on the road also.

    MN, the state where women are scarce and the cows are scared.

  24. gosuhgo says: Oct 27, 2011 9:41 PM

    The Bengals schedule is incredible. Just mindblowingly easy.

  25. panthers34 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:58 PM

    Last Panthers blackouts were 2002. Week 1 vs the Ravens and later in the season against the Bengals(scored 50+ that game).

  26. contraryguy says: Oct 27, 2011 10:37 PM

    “The Bengals schedule is incredible. Just mindblowingly easy.”

    Their 2010 schedule ended up being the hardest in the NFL. The Stripes are due a breather.

    If the NFL really wants to push their product more in tight-money times, they should ease up on this blackout BS; maybe cut it down to 90% sold out or something. The notion of expecting perpetually sold-out stadiums is like saying real estate always goes up in value, and we know how that turned out.

  27. axespray says: Oct 27, 2011 11:32 PM

    anyone hate it when you get sunday ticket and your team always plays on the local channels afterward?

  28. oldassgoat1 says: Oct 28, 2011 12:34 AM

    Only because the Bengals are playing away. Mike Brown has started a “OccupyPaulBrownStadium” group in order to put some bodies in the seats on Sundays. He is even offering to put a veggie taco on the menu for only $10 for “those damn hippies”.

  29. yevrag3535 says: Oct 28, 2011 1:48 AM

    Boo, nobody pays for my ticket but me, thid dtinks, I want son frree goodiees, 26 years and nothin. leaguesycus/////

  30. notsosmartski says: Oct 28, 2011 5:42 AM

    No blackouts? The Bucs either have bye or they have an away game.

  31. bealeman says: Oct 28, 2011 9:29 AM

    Bengals must be on the road.

  32. stanmark says: Oct 28, 2011 10:52 AM

    with the exception of 2010, Buffalo has never had a serious problem filling the stadium. Pre 2010, they enjoyed a long streak of straight 27 sell outs
    The year before in 2009, they broke home season tix records
    The contract they landed for playing 1 season game a year in Cananda landed them double the amount for staying in The Ralph, so this is also beneficial for the team, taken with a grain of salt of course.
    The Bills remain highly competitive at the box office. The NFL final attendance rankings for the last decade, continually rank the Bills in the top 10
    Even in 2010, with all those blackouts that the haters LOOOOOOVE to point out, the Bills ranked 10th in attendance out of 32 teams. Bills’ TV ratings among NFL’s best, Having all kinds of trouble there in buffalo right?

  33. slimsteve22 says: Oct 28, 2011 1:15 PM

    Buckybadger

    You really need to think about what you’re saying and look at the history or the Bills, their fans, and The Ralph before you go writing that hoopla. Bills fans don’t mess around.

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