Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cheerleaders perform during the second half against the New York Giants at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 37-14. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers granted 24-hour extension to avoid blackout

Earlier today, it was announced that the Buffalo Bills game against the Miami Dolphins will be blacked out on local television due to 16,000 tickets remaining unsold at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Well, another team is in jeopardy of suffering the same fate this Sunday.

The San Diego Chargers have been granted a 24-hour extension to avoid having their game against the Oakland Raiders blacked out, according to a report from Mike Florio of NBC Sports.

Roughly 1,300 tickets remain unsold for the game.

From the NBC Sports’ report:

The Chargers have secured a 24-hour extension of the deadline for selling the remaining tickets.  Which likely means that the Chargers have secured a commitment to purchase any leftovers at 34 cents on the dollar.

San Diego already had one game blacked out this season – week 13 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.  But, it looks like they will avoid that this time.

The Chargers’ (7-7) playoff hopes are fleeting, but technically they are still in contention for the 6th and final spot.  Both the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins are going to have to go into a tailspin the last two games of the year for that to happen, however.

Still, San Diego has won 3 out of their last 4 games, including a 27-20 win over the co-AFC leading – and current No. 1 seed — Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football last week.

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