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Blackout looming?

Posted: 9:10 a.m.

Without "a significant increase" in the pace of ticket sales this week, Sunday's Bengals vs. Houston game at Paul Brown Stadium will not be a sellout, the team's ticket office announced today.

Under NFL policy, if the 1 p.m. Sunday game is not sold out 72 hours before kickoff -- by 1 p.m. this Thursday -- the CBS television broadcast will be blacked out in the Bengals home market, which includes Cincinnati, Dayton and Lexington, Ky.

The Bengals have sold out their last 46 regular-season and postseason games in time for local television coverage. The last Bengals home game not to sell out was against Houston on Nov. 9, 2003.

Tickets are available through the Bengals ticket hotline at 513-621-8383 (TDTD). They are also available by clicking here or in person at the Bengals ticket office at Paul Brown Stadium.

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