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Packers have 11,000 playoff tickets to sell with TV blackout looming

7:55 AM, Jan. 1, 2014
Detail from a sample ticket to the Green Bay Packers' wild-card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Detail from a sample ticket to the Green Bay Packers' wild-card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.
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Nearly 11,000 tickets remain for Sunday's NFC wild-card game at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers said late Tuesday afternoon.

According to NFL rules, the game must sell out by 3:40 p.m. Thursday to avoid a local television market blackout. The last Lambeau playoff blackout because of ticket sales was the Jan. 8, 1983, strike-season game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game was blacked out in Green Bay and Wausau, according to Press-Gazette archives. The Packers are believed to have sold out every regular-season game since 1959.

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