Chiefs straining to keep blackout streak intact

The Kansas City Chiefs, straining to keep their 155-game sellout

streak alive, were given a 24-hour extension Thursday to sell

tickets to Sunday’s game against Buffalo.

If the Chiefs do not sell out by 12:05 p.m. Friday, they will

face the first broadcast blackout in the local market since 1990.

The game would not be available within a 75-mile radius of Kansas

City. The team said late Tuesday that it needed to sell 3,500


Dating to Dec. 16, 1990, the Chiefs have played 155 consecutive

home games without a blackout.

The Chiefs (3-9) host the Bills (4-8) on Sunday. The next week

could be an even bigger test when Cleveland, with only one win

going into this week, is the final home opponent of 2009.