Bengals vs. Vikings declared sellout


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 announced the sale date and details of playoff tickets yesterdays, but the bigger concern came when the team revealed Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings had yet to sell out.

At this time yesterday, the team said approximately 3500 tickets remained for Sunday’s game against the Vikings at 1 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium, a game in which Cincinnati could clinch a playoff berth and the AFC North.

Today, the team announced the game has sold out and will be broadcast locally as it normally would be.

A limited number of tickets on all three levels of Paul Brown Stadium remain available, however, even though sales have reached the threshold for the game to be televised locally. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Bengals Ticket Hotline at 866-621-8383 (TDTD) or through

Fox network affiliates in the Bengals home market that will air the game include WXIX-TV (Channel 19) in Cincinnati, WRGT-TV (45) in Dayton and WDKY-TV (56) in Lexington, Ky.

Should the Baltimore Ravens lose or tie against the New England Patriots later Sunday afternoon, the Bengals will be AFC North champions for the third time since 2005. In that same time frame, both the Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers have won the division three times.

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