Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) -- The first blackout of the season in the National Football League might just belong to the Buffalo Bills, but all hope isn't lost yet.
Still with 5,300 tickets remaining for their upcoming contest against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills have been granted a 24-hour extension by the league to sell out the game and avoid the local blackout. The initial deadline throughout the weeks of a season is Thursday at 1 pm, but Buffalo was given an extended amount of time to move more inventory.
The team has sold around 1,700 tickets since Wednesday, when Team President and CEO Russ Brandon said nearly 7,000 tickets remained as of that morning on The Howard Simon Show. The new deadline will be Friday at 1 pm.