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.