Cincinnati Bengals: Holiday Packs a Playoff Punch

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Jan 1, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans hold a sign during the first half against a game with the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. The Ravens won 24-16. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals have been directed by the NFL to send out ticket information regarding their potential to host a playoff game this postseason. That being because their two-game lead (after Week 12) in the AFC North means there’s a good chance they’ll be hosting a game in either the Wild Card round, and there’s a small chance they’ll earn a first-round bye and host one in the Divisional Round.

"“Our football team has worked hard to be in a position where we could host some home playoff games, and we are looking forward to a strong December,” said Bengals executive vice-president Katie Blackburn. “Given where the team stands, the process needs to start now, and we want to accommodate our season ticket holders first. Once we have met their needs, we will work to make tickets available to other fans.”"

As they should, the season ticket holders will have the first chance to purchase their seats for the playoffs, plus additional tickets they may desire. After that, available tickets will be offered to other customers who have secured priority with the purchase of a new Holiday Power Pack.

With this deal, fans who purchase tickets to the last two regular-season games against the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens, will receive the added benefit of guaranteed access to buy playoff tickets.

"“The Holiday Pack is the best way for non-season ticket holders to buy playoff tickets, well ahead of any possible public sale,” said Andrew Brown, Bengals ticket sales manager."