Bengals short of sellout vs. Texans

Updated: October 13, 2009, 12:13 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

The Cincinnati Bengals, in first place in the AFC North and one of the NFL's biggest surprises with a 4-1 record, are facing a blackout for Sunday's home game against the Houston Texans.

According to the Bengals, they will need "a significant increase" in the pace of ticket sales this week to avoid being blacked out.

By league rule, if Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game is not sold out by Thursday afternoon, home television markets in the Cincinnati area will not be able to show ...

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