Chargers, Lions to be blacked out

Updated: October 29, 2010, 2:26 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers say Sunday's home game against Tennessee will be blacked out in Southern California because more than 8,000 general-admission tickets remained unsold at Thursday's deadline.

It'll be the Chargers' third blackout in four home games this season.

The region's only NFL team, San Diego (2-5) has lost its last three games while committing numerous blunders. Tennessee (5-2) has won three straight.

The Detroit Lions' game against the Washington Redskins at Ford Field also won't be shown on local TV.

Lions spokesman Bill Keenist confirmed Thursday the team didn't reach a sellout for Sunday's game by the NFL's deadline. Keenist says 8,500 tickets remain available.

The game will be blacked out in the Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw-Flint and Toledo, Ohio, markets.

Detroit had sold out its previous two home games this season.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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