GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL) - The NFL has given the Green Bay Packers an extension until 4pm Friday to sell the three-thousand remaining tickets to Sunday's Wild Card playoff game against the 49ers. If the tickets don't sell, the game will be blacked out in the Milwaukee, Green Bay and Wausau markets. It would be the first blackout for the Packers since a 1983 playoff game against the Cardinals.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts were given the same extension by the NFL in order to avoid blackouts. A postseason game hasn't been blacked-out since 2001, when Baltimore played in Miami in the Wild Card Round.