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Blacked out in Detroit: 1-8 vs. 1-8

11/19/2009 - NFL Detroit Lions Cleveland Browns + more

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions' home game against the Cleveland Browns will be blacked out on local TV.

Lions spokesman Bill Keenist confirmed Thursday the team did not sell 7,000-plus tickets that were available the previous day.

The game featuring two 1-8 teams will not be shown on TV in the Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw-Flint and Toledo, Ohio, markets.

Detroit has sold out two of its five games at Ford Field this season: its home opener and a game against Pittsburgh, in which Steelers fans might have outnumbered Lions fans.

The Lions drew just 40,857 fans the last time they were at home -- their smallest crowd in two decades -- and had just 40,896 fans watch their lone win against Washington.