The Cincinnati Bengals have announced that their next home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is officially a sellout, according to virtually every beat reporter covering the Cincinnati Bengals because really, god love Twitter. Cincinnati has gone seven straight without selling out, including their first three games this year, forcing local fans without the means to purchase tickets the inability to watch games.
The November 13 home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was largely expected to sellout, if for anything because the Steelers travel so well, especially to Cincinnati. It's also setting up to be a critical AFC North showdown in the division between two teams that could have a combined 13 wins by the time they meet, which may have accelerated sales for an announcement a week before the game.
After the Steelers, Cincinnati heads to Baltimore before returning to host the Cleveland Browns during week 12 -- another possible sellout based on the localized Browns fanbase that begins growing north of the Montgomery and Warren county lines. Not that Browns fans are slightly disenfranchised with their own organization right now. Cincinnati's regular season ends at home in three of their final four games, hosting the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore.