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

tickets.

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.