With a surprising eight wins this season, the Cincinnati Bengals are hanging tough, indirectly battling the New York Jets for that final wild card spot with two games to go. First the Bengals will host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in a game that could end Cincinnati's playoff run or extend it through the season finale against the Baltimore Ravens. However as we've pointed out several times this week, the Bengals have to take care of business against the Cardinals.
Unfortunately since Saturday's game isn't sold out, many people hoping to watch the Cincinnati Bengals on Christmas Eve within the Bengals market won't have the chance.
According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, this weekend's game against the Arizona Cardinals will be blacked out locally. It's the sixth game that's failed to sellout this season, with the lone sellout being against the Pittsburgh Steelers (and if this were hockey, you might as well credit Steelers fans with the assist).
Would it be too much of a stretch to announce that next weekend's regular season finale won't be blacked out either?