With 12,000 tickets unsold, another blackout looms in San Diego

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The San Diego Chargers are once again likely to be blacked out on local television on Sunday.

The team announced that 12,000 tickets are unsold for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, making it a near certainty that the game will be blacked out.

Although the Chargers have sold out their last six prime time games, this would be the Chargers’ eighth blackout in the last 16 afternoon games.

Barring a corporate sponsor stepping up to buy those thousands of tickets, Sunday will mark the Chargers’ third sellout of the season. San Diego’s final two home games, against the Panthers and Raiders, might be their fourth and fifth blackouts of the year.