Week 13 of the 2013-14 NFL regular season kicked off today with a Thanksgiving Day triple-header and we are preparing for a first this season. For the first time in 2013, the NFL will be forced to black out a game after the Cincinnati Bengals at San Diego Chargers game failed to sell enough tickets.
From Lindsay Jones of USA Today Sports:
Chargers announce Sunday’s game against Cincy at Qualcomm is blacked out. The first blackout of the season.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) November 28, 2013
The match up between Cincinnati and San Diego has playoff implications, so you would imagine plenty of people would be interested in coming out to catch such an important game at this point of the season.
Unfortunately, it looks like too many people are planning on still being busy with their families and avoiding making the trip to a stadium.
When you are looking for a game to attend, it doesn’t get much better than two franchises searching for a postseason berth, but it just didn’t work out for San Diego and they will be forced to blackout the game in the local market.