Considering that the Bengals waited until the last minute to declare a sell out several weeks ago against the New York Jets, there was some concern that Cincinnati's game against the Cleveland Browns could struggle. After all, it's the Browns and those games, once one of the most celebrated in team history, have struggled recently to move tickets.
Only that it didn't.
The team announced on Tuesday that Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns has sold out; therefore it will be shown locally on television.
Cincinnati went through an 11-game stretch where ten games were blacked out from the middle of 2010 into 2011; they've since ended up selling out in all but two games last year and every game this season. The two games that didn't sell out last season were the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders, the last game that didn't sell out. They've sold out six straight since.