CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 11: Manny Lawson #99 of the Cincinnati Bengals takes the field for the game against the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
It's no secret that the Cincinnati Bengals are struggling to sell tickets this year. And the one game that they did sellout was against the well-traveled Pittsburgh Steelers who largely contribute to Cincinnati's overall attendance figures every year. Earlier this season the Bengals sold 41,142 tickets against the Buffalo Bills, which remains the team's smallest paid attendance at Paul Brown Stadium during a regular season Bengals game.
It was nearly broken this weekend.
The Bengals drew 41,202 in paid attendance during Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, making it the second smallest crowd in Paul Brown stadium history during a Bengals regular season game. It's the third time this season that the paid attendance during a Bengals game was actually smaller than the attendance at this year's University of Cincinnati and West Virginia which drew 48,152.
Pictures of Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.
(H/T Joe Reedy's Twitter)