Jaguars-Bills to be blacked out
The Buffalo Bills will be blacked out on local television for
the first time in nearly four years after failing to sell out
Sunday’s game against Jacksonville by the NFL deadline.
The Bills didn’t reveal how many tickets were unsold by Thursday
afternoon to avoid the blackout over a 75-mile radius. Games need
to be sold out 72 hours before kickoff.
It’s the first blackout for Buffalo in 27 games, dating to Dec.
24, 2006. After selling out their first two games, fans are showing
disinterest in a team that’s 0-4.
Last month, the Bills announced they sold just under 44,000
season tickets. Though it marked the team’s fifth-highest total
since 1995, it was about 11,000 short of last year.