Bills-Jags to be blacked out locally
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills will be blacked out on local television for the first time in nearly four years after failing to sell out Sunday's game against Jacksonville by the NFL deadline.
Our eight bloggers help you keep up with all the latest NFL news division by division. Blog
The Bills didn't reveal how many tickets were unsold by Thursday afternoon to avoid the blackout over a 75-mile radius. Games need to be sold out 72 hours before kickoff.
It's the first blackout for Buffalo in 27 games, dating to Dec. 24, 2006. After selling out their first two games, fans are showing disinterest in a team that's 0-4.
Last month, the Bills announced they sold just under 44,000 season tickets. Though it marked the team's fifth-highest total since 1995, it was about 11,000 short of last year.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Saban: Talks with Peyton, Gase not together
- Source: 49ers likely to pass on Smith option
- OTL: He may have shot Tillman
- Source: Jags to meet with Bridgewater again
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
NFL WEEK 5 PREVIEW
HOT READ: CLAY MATTHEWS
MNF: VIKINGS AT JETS
RANDY MOSS TO VIKINGS
NFL BLOG NETWORK
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
- Antigua Women's Buffalo Bills Leader Full-Zip Royal Jacket