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Colts blackout would include Fort Wayne

The NFL is giving the Colts and Bengals one more day to sell their remaining playoff tickets and avoid local television blackouts, which would include Fort Wayne and NBC-33.

The Colts announced their extension on their website Thursday, about an hour before a previous extension was supposed to expire. Fewer than 3,500 tickets remained for Saturday’s wild-card game against Kansas City (11-5). The team had said about 5,500 tickets were left Wednesday night.

The Bengals (11-5) also had tickets left for their game Sunday afternoon against San Diego (9-7). The Packers have been having trouble selling out their home game as well.

Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in the local market. They can get one-day extensions if they think a sellout is possible.

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