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Bills avoid Week Two blackout

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It was easy for the Bills to sell out a Week One visit from Tom Brady and the Patriots.  It was a little harder to sell out a Week Two game against Cam Newton and the Panthers.

Via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, roughly 1,600 non-premium seats remained available on Wednesday.  By Thursday, the tickets were sold and the blackout was lifted.

The Bills have announced that both the September 15 game against Carolina and the September 29 game against the Ravens have been sold out.

Potential blackouts could come later in the year, when the Bills host the Chiefs (November 3), the Jets (November 17), and the Dolphins (December 22).  The Bills have three September home games and then only four in Buffalo after that, with a December 1 game against the Falcons played in Toronto.

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18 Responses to “Bills avoid Week Two blackout”
  1. m3dman3 says: Sep 12, 2013 2:08 PM

    It wasn’t even close to being blacked out fyi.

  2. burm61 says: Sep 12, 2013 2:09 PM

    Anyone else shocked the Bills/Jets could be blacked out? Even if they’re out of it, seems like a good cheap seat ticket to get if you’re a fan.

  3. multiplemiggs says: Sep 12, 2013 2:23 PM

    And Bills fans got the nerve to cone here and rip the Jets lol. what a joke of a fanbase

  4. EJ says: Sep 12, 2013 2:25 PM

    It wasn’t even close. Most teams do have a few Non-Premium seats left the week before the game. The Bills haven’t been to the playoffs in over a decade and they still manage to sell out games. It speaks for itself about how loyal Buffalo Fans are. We just love our football in WNY.

  5. catquick says: Sep 12, 2013 2:25 PM

    The Jets should sell out because of all the NYC area college students who can’t find tickets in NY.

  6. ddarlak says: Sep 12, 2013 2:30 PM

    Dear OBD

    BE RELEVANT soon!

    so we don’t have to have this discussion, we as fans have put up with enough chit for over a decade.

    we’ve supported your sorry ass enough.

    just win….

  7. scaredhitless says: Sep 12, 2013 2:36 PM

    Buffalo was hard to sell out during the Jim Kelly era. The area continues to struggle.

    They’re the only team that actually plays in NY. Meanwhile the two downstate frauds continue to play in Jersey and reap the rewards of being called New York teams.

  8. jnbnet says: Sep 12, 2013 2:39 PM

    The Jets and Dolphins should sell out…..they are division games. They are games that are winable. I would rather attend a winable division game than an expected loss from a powerhouse. BTW, I’m a Patriots fan who thinks that the Bills are heading in the right direction.

  9. hehateme2 says: Sep 12, 2013 2:44 PM

    multiplemiggs says: Sep 12, 2013 2:23 PM
    And Bills fans got the nerve to cone here and rip the Jets lol. (new flash- everyone rips on the jets) what a joke of a fanbase

    NO ONE is a bigger joke than the jests and their delusional trolls. Quick question, which franchise went to 4 straight Super Bowls? (impressive feat even through they lost them all)

    The only time the jets went was before man walked on the moon. Think about it…

  10. kobuffalo says: Sep 12, 2013 2:47 PM

    multiplemiggs says:
    Sep 12, 2013 2:23 PM
    And Bills fans got the nerve to cone here and rip the Jets lol. what a joke of a fanbase

    If WNYers didn’t have to subsidize millions of lazy, non-working NYC Jets fans, we’d have more money in our pockets to buy tickets. Sell-out or not, your team sucks far worse than the Bills on their very worst of days. Oh wait, it’s the New JERSEY Jets — oh yeah, that’s better.
    #annexNYC

  11. selbyrj82 says: Sep 12, 2013 3:37 PM

    multiplemiggs says:
    Sep 12, 2013 2:23 PM
    And Bills fans got the nerve to cone here and rip the Jets lol. what a joke of a fanbase

    Let’s do some simple math. The Jets play in the NY metropolitan statistical area which has roughly 22 million people. Granted NYC metro has 2 teams, and for the sake of an argument we can even say it is a 60/40 Giants to Jets split of fans. Even so, it would leave a pool fo 8.8 million people in the NY area to market Jets ticket sales to.

    Buffalo, on the other hand, has a metropolitan statistical area of about 1.5 million people. Even if you include Rochester- which would be a stretch considering its the same distance to Buffalo as Philly is to NY- and the communities within 25 miles of the Canadian border to Buffalo, the number of people to market ticket sales still falls well short of HALF the 8.8 million in NY.

    FYI, I live in Buffalo and am NOT a Bills fan…if anyone is in a position to judge the fanhood of the people here, I ‘d say it’s me.

    Game, set, match. Shut up until you have something to share that is worthwhile and not driven by pure ignorance.

  12. tedmurph says: Sep 12, 2013 3:37 PM

    Thank heaven for Canadians.

  13. tolan04 says: Sep 12, 2013 3:55 PM

    As a bills fan people don’t realize the greatest comeback In nfl history vs the oilers was locally blacked out.

  14. ravenschick says: Sep 12, 2013 4:22 PM

    Of course the Bills vs Ravens game sold-out. There will be A LOT of Ravens fans in the stands. I know a few that are going and I got offered tickets from a local Bills fan for the game (unfortunately, I couldn’t go).

    Just listen for the “O” in the National Anthem and the Seven Nation Army chant.

  15. m3dman3 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:59 PM

    Dear Jets fans, your fan base is so loyal even their mascot fireman ed gave up his season tickets. Joe Namath should be kicked out of the hall of fame, just look at his stats, Mark Sanchez is almost better. What a sad sad sad organization. I would say they are the saddest in the NFL close second, the Chargers who needed an extension to sell out this years home opener on MNF.

  16. billsboy88 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:44 AM

    Ok, so the game was almost not a sellout. And..?

    Scott Norwood also almost made that kick. Close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades.

  17. jpaq68 says: Sep 13, 2013 7:55 AM

    The Buffalo Bills are responsible for creating more alcoholics than Jack Daniels.

  18. caspius1 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:04 AM

    multiplemiggs says:
    Sep 12, 2013 2:23 PM
    And Bills fans got the nerve to cone here and rip the Jets lol. what a joke of a fanbase

    So I guess the only thing I can say is that A.) At least Buffalo scored more then ten points on the Patriots and was able to take the lead at some point in time of the game. All that when Brady had Amendola to throw to.

    B.) You might have the better record as of now but can you really hang your hat on a win that was given to you by a personal foul?

    C.) Your loyalists Fan decided he wasn’t going to be a fan anymore. Isn’t that just great.

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