SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers say their game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals will be blacked out in Southern California because nearly 11,000 general admission tickets remained unsold at Thursday's deadline.
It will be the second straight blackout and third this season for the Chargers (4-7) who are nearing elimination from playoff contention for the third straight season.
The team also says ``many'' higher-priced club-level seats are available. Those don't count toward the numbers needed to lift the blackout.
It's believed the Chargers lose roughly $1 million in ticket revenue when that many tickets remain unsold.
Earlier this year, several corporate sponsors stepped up to help save the Chargers the embarrassment of having an NFL Network game against the Kansas City Chiefs blacked out on local TV. Those sponsors guaranteed the purchase of roughly 10,000 tickets to lift the blackout.
More than 9,000 general admission tickets remained unsold 72 hours before last week's game against Baltimore. The Sept. 23 game against Atlanta was blacked out when 9,200 tickets remained unsold at the deadline.

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Jets vs. Browns Pick Given issues at quarterback on both sides, will Sunday's game between the Browns and Jets be low-scoring for bettors?
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Panthers Pick Did oddsmakers set the over/under too high in Sunday's Cardinals and Panthers matchup at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Lions vs. Texans Pick Can the Detroit Lions add to their win streak this Sunday when they go on the road to face the Houston Texans at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Colts Pick Will the Kansas City Chiefs be able to go on the road and maintain their strong offensive play when they face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at 1PM...
Thumbnail Raiders vs. Bucs Pick Will the Raiders and Bucs light up the scoreboard this Sunday when the two teams clash at 1:00PM ET?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages