Texans-Rams game falls far short of sellout

The St. Louis Rams failed to sell out their second straight home

game, with about 8,000 tickets remaining for Sunday’s game against

the Houston Texans.

The Rams did not ask the NFL for a 24-hour extension, executive

vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff said

Thursday.

St. Louis also failed to sell out Nov. 29 against the Seahawks

and will have trouble avoiding a local television blackout for the

season finale Jan. 3 against the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams are

0-6 at home and 1-12 overall this season.