Bengals Game Blacked Out

Published Nov. 18, 2010 1:45 p.m. ET

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Television viewers in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky won't see Sunday's game between the 2-7 Cincinnati Bengals and 1-8 Buffalo Bills -- even if they want to.

The Bengals announced Thursday that they failed to sell out a game 72 hours in advance for the first time since Nov. 9, 2003. Under NFL policy, that means no television of the game in the Bengals' home markets of Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lexington, Ky.

The Bengals had sold out 57 straight games.