And there's 13 minutes to spare.
The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Thursday that Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens has officially sold out. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. (ET) on CBS (Channel in Cincinnati, Channel 7 in Dayton and Channel 27 in Lexington). There wasn't much concern because sales were reportedly ahead of where they were when the Minnesota Vikings came to town, which required a 27-hour extension last Friday.
This is the first time since 2009 in which all eight home games during the regular season have sold out.
There have been two blackouts in the NFL this season, with the San Diego Chargers hosting the first one this season (when they played the Bengals) and last Sunday between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. The record number of fewest black outs is seven in 2007. Last year there were 15.
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 nine straight games since.
The Bengals have something to play for this weekend. A win guarantees the No. 3 seed. A win and a loss by the New England Patriots will give Cincinnati the No. 2 seed and a first-week bye. Baltimore needs a win for a chance to get into the postseason. There's a chance that the Bengals and Ravens could meet again in the first round if the Bengals are the No. 3 seed and the Ravens secure the final postseason berth in the AFC.