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Bengals reach ticket sales threshold to prevent blackout vs. Falcons

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Christian Petersen

Though it was a little harder than expected, the Cincinnati Bengals have reached the threshold to sell out their home opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Because the game reached the 85% threshold, the game will be broadcast on CBS broadcast with Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (analyst). The game will be carried on WKRC-TV (Channel 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Channel 7) in Dayton and WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington, Ky.

With the Bengals coming off three straight playoff trips for the first time in franchise history, the initial sale of tickets has been a little disappointing. Perhaps it's the fact that the team has still yet to end their playoff win drought that now spans over two decades.

Still, this team has more than earned the right to be playing in front of a packed PAul Brown Stadium when the Atlanta Falcons come to town Sunday while also being broadcast locally.

Sunday hopes to be the first Bengals home win of 2014, and the next step to not only getting back to the playoffs, but ending that drought.