After uncertainty coming into this week about the ticket sales, the Cincinnati Bengals announced Thursday afternoon that they have sold out Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. In doing so, they avoided becoming the first NFL team to have a game blacked out this season.
Just one day ago, the Bengals announced that about 2,000 tickets still remained for the game.
This sellout will be their fourth of the season, and comes on the heels of a three game winning streak that was extended with last Sunday’s 27-24 road win at Detroit. Cincinnati has won its first three home games of the season. The last two were decided in dramatic fashion.
The Bengals used a pair of fourth down stops, including one that resulted in a game winning fumble return for touchdown, to beat the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium in Week 3. Two weeks later, they fought through a driving, late game monsoon to hold on and beat the New England Patriots. An Adam Jones interception preserved the victory with 16 seconds left.
Even though the game is officially sold out and will be televised locally (Local 12, WKRC-TV 4:05pm),there are actually some tickets remaining to the game. They come from a limited pool that was returned by the Jets fans. Next time lets not have it come down to this Bengals fans ok? We have a good team out there on the field.