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.