It appears that the Bengals could struggle to sellout home games this year, much like the struggle we witnessed last year with several last-minute extensions and local company turned saviors diving in to buy in bulk. The team tried an open house last month for prospective buyers to check out the stadium and open seats. Then they started selling four-game ticket packs. Then they started selling two-game packs a few weeks ago. One could interpret the degradation as a combination of many things.
Now the team is announcing that you can purchase single-game tickets starting this Saturday.
One could interpret every series of events as an indication that the team will struggle to sellout again this year, which means that the team must fire out of the gates in a blaze of glory to keep the fanbase from turning away later in the season if they fall well below expectations. It doesn't help that the teams coming to Paul Brown Stadium include the Buffalo Bills, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Miami Dolphins; teams with a not-so-much fan presence in the area.
Personally, I'm not one to demand that you, you, and you should buy tickets to keep the sellout streak alive and to support the Bengals. Money, time, family, watching the game from the comfort of your own home, no worries about parking, all being debatable issues as to whether we go or not, we all know that if you can go, and want to go, and have the financial means to do so, then you'll go. If not, then it doesn't make you any less of a fan.