Chargers in danger of being blacked out for second straight week

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Coming off the NFL's first television blackout of the
season, the Chargers announced Monday that next Sunday's home game is also in
danger of not being televised in San Diego.

The Chargers fell around 5,300 short of selling the number of tickets
required to televise Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on local
television, even though the team was still technically alive for a playoff
berth and the 1963 American Football League championship team was honored at
halftime.

It was the first time all season that an NFL team had run afoul of the
league's blackout policy, which requires a virtual sellout 72 hours before
kickoff. The most pricey seats at Qualcomm Stadium are exempt from the rule.

According to the Chargers' official Twitter account, around 4,500
tickets remain unsold for the next home game on Sunday against the New York
Giants.

Four home games were blacked out in San Diego last year.

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