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Bengals aim to sell out Panthers game

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -  As of Monday, the Bengals have not sold enough tickets for Sunday's game to air locally. 

Bengals ticket manager Andrew Brown told FOX19 NOW that there are still plenty of tickets available for the Bengals home game against the Carolina Panthers and, if sales don't pick up, the game could be blacked out. 

The Federal Communications Commission voted last week to end a decades-old rule that prevented cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked out on local TV. However the NFL blackout rules are still in place. 

Just a few weeks ago, the Bengal's announced they were accepting the new NFL 85 percent rule to get black outs lifted. That means the Bengals agreed to accept a decreased share of revenue should sales go beyond the 85 percent level so that fans who can't make it to the game can still watch at home.

The Bengal's have to meet the 85 percent requirement by Thursday at 1 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit the Bengal's ticket office website or call 513-621-5353.

If the game is not blacked out, it will air here on FOX19 NOW at 1:10 p.m.

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