3 NFL Playoff Games Face TV Blackouts as Wild Card Round Approaches

December 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Wild Card Round of the 2013 NFL playoffs offers four intriguing matchups that should have football fans everywhere on the edge of their seats. However, hometown fans of the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and—most surprisingly—the Green Bay Packers may be left in the dark unless a lot more fans attend the games in person.    
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the aforementioned teams have yet to sell out their playoff contests with the deadline set for Jan. 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET. If they are unable to sell out, then the games will be blacked out on local television.
That would be especially shocking for a team like the Packers due to their rabid fanbase. Per Demovsky, the Packers have sold out 319 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, yet they still had 13,000 unsold tickets as of New Year's Eve morning.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned in Week 17 after nearly two months on the shelf to lead Green Bay past the riva...

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