Bucs avoid blackout, Bengals get extension

The Bucs can’t guarantee viewers will like what they see, but fans in Tampa will be able to watch the team’s season opener from the comfort of their home.

The team announced Thursday that the game will be televised locally, although there are still seats available. 

It’s unclear how many seats haven’t been sold for Sunday’s game, but it’s not a great sign for possible future blackouts that the team is struggling to sell an attractive game like the home opener against the Cowboys.  

Meanwhile the Bengals have been given a 24-hour extension to sell nearly 5,000 tickets.  The league usually doesn’t extend the deadline unless there is good reason to believe a sellout is coming.