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Bengals announce Sunday's game vs. Panthers will not be blacked out

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The Bengals also said good seats on all three levels of Paul Brown Stadium remain available for the Panthers game.

Andy Lyons

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Thursday that ticket sales for this Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Carolina Panthers have reached the threshold to clear the game for live television coverage in the Bengals home market. The game will be aired on FOX affiliates WXIX-TV (Channel 19) in Cincinnati, WRGT-TV (Channel 45) in Dayton and WDKY-TV (Channel 56) in Lexington, Ky.

While the Bengals have accepted an NFL option to have blackouts lifted this season with 85 percent of non-premium tickets sold, the team also announced that good seats on all three levels of Paul Brown Stadium remain available for the Panthers game.

The Bengals have now sold out all three home games to this point, and with the AFC North-rival Baltimore Ravens coming to Cincinnati in Week 8, that game will likely reach the threshold as well.

The Jacksonville Jaguars game in Week 9 might be the hardest game to sell out this year.