According to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer, sales for this weekend's game against the New York Giants "are behind last week's pace", when the Cincinnati Bengals hosted the Denver Broncos in a game that sold out just prior to Thursday's deadline. Reedy, who isn't very optimistic that it will happen this week, writes that the Bengals ticket office has "a lot of work to do" if they're going to avoid having a blackout for the first time this season.
Fans are well-versed on the rule of extensions, allowing the Bengals to extend a 72-hour deadline to 48 hours, if they're "in range" to sellout. However if the Bengals are unable to sell the game out, then markets within the 75-mile radius will have the game blacked out.
The Bengals have enjoyed five consecutive sellouts dating back to the regular season finale against the Baltimore Ravens last year.