Chris Mascaro
Friday January 3rd, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals (Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Bengals have hosted two playoff games at Paul Brown Stadium — and they lost both. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Three of the four Wild Card weekend games were in danger of being blacked out in their local market as late as Thursday afternoon.

But thanks to last-minute scrambling, all three — the Colts, the Packers and now the Bengals — will be seen on television. The Bengals announced Friday afternoon that Paul Brown Stadium is sold out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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The Bengals' original deadline to sell out the game was 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, but they were granted an extension.

Like the Colts with Meijer, the Bengals got help from a supermarket chain, Kroger, which purchased a substantial number of tickets with the intent of giving them to military families.

The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since 1990.

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