In what may be a record in of itself, each of the 77 regular-season games this season have been televised locally. But this week’s forecast: Blackouts are coming.
Luckily, the Buffalo Bills may have a chance to avoid this.
According to Pro Football Talk, The Bills have received a 24-hour extension to sell the remaining 5,300 non-premium tickets for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. If the remaining tickets are not sold within 24 hours, the game will not be televised locally within Buffalo television markets. Which, in all honesty, may not be such a bad thing, since third-string quarterback Thad Lewis is starting.
The extension could mean that the Bills or their sponsors will buy out the rest of the tickets 34 cents on the dollar come 1:00 pm Friday, to avoid the blackout. This means that those who buy tickets now could be getting a worse deal than if they wait till Friday.
However, the Bills do have a promotion that saves you $15.00, if you really wanted to see Thad Lewis.