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Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:16 pm
Edited on: December 28, 2011 2:35 pm
 
One of few loyal fans in Cincy these days. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

It took a buy-one-get-one-free tickets deal to make it happen, but the Bengals have sold out their Week 17 matchup against Baltimore, the team announced on Wednesday.

Week 16 Recap

This will make just the second home game this season that will be televised locally.

"Our fans have made a tremendous response this week to our sales efforts, and we thank the entire community for its support of the Bengals," Bengals Executive VP Katie Blackburn said in a statement released by the team. "We’re pleased that the game will be on television for everyone, and we look forward to the fans at Paul Brown Stadium giving us a great home field advantage for a very important game against Baltimore."

The Bengals have a win-and-in situation against the Ravens on Sunday; beating their AFC North rival guarantees them a wild-card berth in the playoffs.

That, coupled with the young nucleus of talent in Cincinnati and a winning record this season, is what makes the lack of tickets sold in Cincinnati so surprising.

Our own Gregg Doyel believes it's not the team, it's owner Mike Brown. Doyel might be onto something -- there's one constant with the Bengals over the course of many losing seasons, and that's Brown.

But on Sunday, at least, the fans will get a chance to see something quite rare in the Brown era: the Bengals clinching a playoff spot.

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Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Bengal fans have no room to talk trash about this.  There are other towns that have streaks that extend decades of sell outs and you guys sell out for two games this year?  I know Cincinnati is not a huge town, but there are smaller towns that do way better.  You have no basis to talk smack on the Ravens fans on this one.



Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

we support our team that is sad to sell out game bengals need all the help they can getCool



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Regardless who / WHO is in the stands:  GO BUNGLES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      WANT to see "you" come Playoff time !!!!!!



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Despite your owner, GO BUNGLES!



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Why would you not want to go to a NFL game.




Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

I wonder how many of those tickets were sold to Ravens fans? After all, it's only 500 miles from Baltimore to Cincinnati, and considering how much is riding on this game for the Ravens (as well as the Bengals), it would be worth it to fill up the stands with Ravens fans. The Steelers' fans do this (or at least try to do this) every time they play in Baltimore. I personally don't think it's going to make a lot of difference though considering how the Ravens have played on the road this year, and how well the Bengals offense performed against the Ravens earlier this year in Baltimore when they racked up 492 yards, including 120 rushing yards. I think the Bengals take this one, get in the playoffs, and knock the Ravens out of winning the division. I really hope I'm wrong, but I foresee a very, very tough game for the Ravens.



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Honestly i guarantee that a lot of those tickets sold were to Ravens fans

Uhhhh.....I honestly guarantee that NONE of those tickets were sold directly to Ravens fans.  The offer was specifically for season ticket holders.  Nice try Ravens fan.  Who Dey one last time this year.  Although I won't be at the stadium supporting Mike Clown.


Now they might scalp tickets but they didn't get the 2 for 1 offer.  



Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Honestly i guarantee that a lot of those tickets sold were to Ravens fans.  Ravens fans travel well as was evident throughout this year including Jacksonvlle were it was estimated that 15,000 ravens fans showed up.  Even the San Diego game it was estimated that there were 8k-10k Ravens fans who took the 6 plus hour flight to see the game.  Cinncy isnt that far from baltimore and is even drivable.  Dont be surprised to see 10k plus purple jerseys in the stands on Sunday. 



Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

SWEET !! Now the all the Bungle fans get to watch the beat down. GO RAVENS !



Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

I'd relax with calling someone Stupid, if anything look in the mirror.  I've been a Browns fan for over 30 years and Cleveland has the same economic problems as Cincinnati, if not worse and we have been tortured by our team far more than Cincy (site: the Drive, the Fumble, Modell's move) -- but Browns fans sellout every game.


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