Fast start to Bengals sellout drive at PBS

The Cincinnati Bengals have a later start time and may be closer to a sell out as they aim for a wildcard spot in the playoffs.

Late Monday night, two sources within the Bengals ticket office said that the phones have been ringing non-stop since 8:30 Monday morning. Another source said the first and second levels of Paul Brown Stadium are "nearly" sold out.

The Bengals kick-off time against the Baltimore Ravens has been moved to 4:15 p.m. Sunday and the team is offering several deals to help sell out Paul Brown Stadium.  The only home game sold out this year was against Pittsburgh.

If the Bengals win, they go to the playoffs for the second time in three seasons and for the third time under head coach Marvin Lewis matching Paul Brown's three postseason appearances from 1970-75.

Fans lined up outside Paul Brown Stadium Monday morning to take advantage of the Bengals offer to season ticket holders -  they could buy one ticket and get one free. Players Frostee Rucker, Taylor Mays, and Zac Robinson showed their appreciation to fans waiting in line buy personally thanking them.

Only 41,000 fans were in attendance for Saturday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. The stadium holds 65,500.

If the Bengals don't win they can still make the playoff if the Jets lose or tie in Miami and the Raiders would have to lose or tie their home game with San Diego.  Another way is if the Jets would have to lose and the Broncos would have to lose their home game with Kansas City.

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