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The Bengals Sunday playoff game against the Chargers officially sells out today

Local Cincinnati Bengals fans will get to watch the Bengals play the Chargers this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium (PBS). Today, the team announced the game is officially a sellout. Bengals fans can thank Procter & Gamble and its brands, Jeff Ruby, and Kroger for buying enough tickets to get the game televised.

The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since QB Andy Dalton (#14) was three-years-old.
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Cincinnati fans can now watch the game locally on Channel 12 at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. Based on an NFL blackout rule, home teams cannot televise their games locally unless the game is a sellout. Kroger will distribute their tickets (while supplies last) on Saturday to military veterans and active duty service members at several Kroger locations throughout the Cincinnati region. Military veterans can click this link for more details.

The Bengals and their fans hope to end a period of ineptitude. According to NFL.com, the Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since gas was $1.19 per gallon. The Bengals last playoff victory came on January 6, 1991. They defeated the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) 41-14 before losing their next game to the Raiders.

Read more about the Bengals at their website or find out more about their matchup against the Chargers this Sunday afternoon.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at augustlake@fuse.net. Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.