The Cincinnati Bengals have played three games at home this year, compiling a 1-2 record with losses against the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers. It wasn't until the Wednesday preceding the game against the Browns earlier this year that Cincinnati's regular season home opener was declared sold out. The Bengals were granted an extension against the Miami Dolphins, expiring the remaining non-premium tickets by Friday afternoon, declaring the game sold out around the extended deadline. Pittsburgh wasn't a problem.
Now with the team's remaining home schedule featuring the Denver Broncos, the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, Carson Palmer's return, the Dallas Cowboys (virtually declared a sellout) and the Baltimore Ravens, one would think that the team wouldn't have much of an issue selling tickets for the remaining home schedule.
As of Monday evening the Bengals game against the Denver Broncos remains a non-sellout. If the Bengals are unable to sellout by the Thursday deadline at 1 PM, the team is expected to request an extension to get the game officially sold out. If not then the 75-mile radius from Cincinnati will be included within a blackout, including cities like Dayton and Lexington, among other areas.