Chargers get extra day to avoid game blackout

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chargers-on-tvSAN DIEGO — The Chargers Thursday received a 24-hour extension from the National Football League to see if enough tickets could be sold to avoid the team’s second straight television blackout of a home game.

Around 3,000 seats remain for Sunday afternoon’s contest against the New York Giants, 1,500 less than Monday.

Last Sunday’s Chargers game — a 17-10 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals — was the NFL’s first blackout of the season.

The league requires all but the most expensive seats to be sold 72 hours before kickoff for a game to be broadcast in a team’s home area. Extensions are granted when teams are close to a sellout.

Four Chargers games were blacked out last year.

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