Another Jaguars home game blacked out

Not even a five-game winning streak at home, an in-state

opponent and playoff implications could prevent the Jacksonville

Jaguars from another blackout.

The Jaguars (7-5) failed to sell out Sunday’s home game against

Miami (6-6), prompting the team’s ninth blackout (including

preseason) in 2009. The game will not be televised in Jacksonville

or in secondary markets that include Gainesville, Daytona Beach,

Orlando and Savannah, Ga.

The Jaguars believed winning would help the small-market

franchise sell tickets in a tough economy, but last week’s game

against Houston drew the smallest announced crowd (42,079) in

franchise history.

Team officials are hoping to sell out next Thursday night’s home

finale against unbeaten Indianapolis.