LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The San Diego Chargers say their game against the Carolina Panthers will be blacked out Sunday on FOX 11 because nearly 11,000 general tickets were unsold at Thursday’s deadline.
It will be the third straight blackout and fourth this year for San Diego. Earlier games that were blacked out were against Atlanta, Baltimore and Cincinnati.
FOX 11 will now have a single-header : Green Bay @ Chicago at 10AM. CBS 2 will have a double-header: Denver @ Baltimore at 10Am and Pittsburgh @ Dallas at 1:25PM.
Several corporate sponsors stepped up to help save the Chargers the embarrassment of having an NFL Network game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 1 blacked out on local TV. Those sponsors guaranteed the purchase of roughly 10,000 tickets to lift the blackout.
The blackout streak will end for the season finale against Oakland on Dec. 30, as the Chargers say only scattered single general tickets are left for that game.