Still, it’s not affecting the Bengals, and may actualy be inspiring them to play harder in order to draw more fans to games:
“It’s tough, but it’s what we’re used to,” Whitworth said. “We have to play football and continue to try to create that environment where people buy in and want to come and watch and be a part of it. That’s all we can do.”
“In my career, these first couple of home games have been as loud and as great an environment as I’ve played in since I’ve been here. We’ve started to create that environment. Hopefully we can continue.”
The Bengals announced earlier this week that 2,000 tickets remained for the game against the Jets. It’s unknown how many tickets have been sold since then. The Bengals have until 4:00 p.m. EST today to get the tickets sold unless they are able to get an extension.