Three NFL Teams Are Facing Blackouts for the NFL Playoffs

Three NFL Teams Are Facing Blackouts for the NFL PlayoffsImage via USA TODAY SPORTS

One would think that with all the excitement for the NFL playoffs, NFL tickets would be selling like hot cakes. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The Green Bay Packers have 13,000 tickets still remaining for Sunday's NFC playoff game at Lambeau Field against the San Francisco 49ers. That's shocking because the Packers have a streak of 319 consecutive sellouts (301 regular-season games and 18 playoff games) and nearly 100,000 people on their season-ticket waiting list.

The Packers aren't alone in this blackout mess. The Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals also have thousands of unsold tickets for their playoff home games. The Colts, who have sold out 137 of their last 138 games, have "slightly less than 6,000" tickets they need to sell to avoid having their Saturday game against the Kansas City Chiefs blacked out in Indianapolis.

NFL rules say teams must sell out games at least 72 hours prior to kickoff to ensure they will be shown on local television. The league extended the deadline to Thursday at 4:30 p.m. because Wednesday is a holiday

If you want to make a trip up to the very cold and frigid Green Bay, you still have the opportunity to buy some seats if you have $53.40 to spare.

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[via ESPN]

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