Bills in danger of having NFL's first TV blackout this season
It's been tough sledding for the Bills the last two months, as they've lost five of their last six after a 2-2 start. And things may be getting worse for their fans on Sunday.
Bills CEO Russ Brandon said there are 4,500 tickets left for Sunday's game against the Jets, and it'll be "difficult" to avoid a local TV blackout, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak.
Games that aren't deemed sellouts are taken off the air in the team's home market — something that hasn't happened all season.
Bills owner Ralph Wilson helped get the stadium that bears his name sold out for a Week 6 game against the Bengals by buying the remaining tickets, according to Profootballtalk.com, and he may have to do so again to avoid a blackout.
The Bills have two home games left after Sunday, but only one is in Buffalo, as the Week 13 matchup against the Falcons is their annual game at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Despite being in last place, the Bills (3-7) still have an outside shot at the last playoff spot in the AFC, currently occupied by the Jets (5-4). Their next three games after Sunday come against teams — Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville — that are a combined 4-23.
Bills CEO Russ Brandon says 4,500 tickets remain for Sunday's game vs. Jets. Admits will be "difficult" to avoid blackout — Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) November 13, 2013