Bengals Chargers playoff game: Kroger buying 1,200 tickets to donate to military families

Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass and running for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are having trouble selling out their playoff game against the San Diego Chargers to avoid a blackout, but Kroger, a grocery store chain, has seen an opportunity to do something nice and help for military families, help the Bengals get closer to avoiding that sellout, and pick up some good PR along the way.

The Bengals were one of a few teams that have had trouble avoiding a blackout as well as the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts.  The Packers are reported to have sold out and avoided the blackout, but it remains to be seen if that will happen to the Bengals.

The Bengals have a chance to beat the Chargers and potentially make a playoff run with one of the most talented rosters in the NFL.  The last time these two teams met in the playoffs it was Ken Anderson leading the Bengals in a victory in a record setting cold game against Dan Fouts and Air Coryell.

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