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Bengals, Colts, Packers haven't sold out playoff games

The fine people of Green Bay aren't exactly in a rush to pack Lambeau Field this weekend.

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On Tuesday afternoon, a whopping 11,000 tickets still remained for Sunday's NFC playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky.

That's a bizarre scenario for a fan base that's loyally sold out 301 straight regular-season games and 18 postseason tilts.

It's not just Green Bay:

» The Cincinnati Bengals still have nearly 10,000 tickets remaining for Sunday's wild-card meeting with the San Diego Chargers, according to Jeff Berding, the team's director of sales and public affairs. Players are calling for a sellout, and the team took to Twitter on Tuesday in hopes of avoiding a blackout:

» The Indianapolis Colts find themselves in a similar struggle, with almost 6,000 tickets left for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, per ESPN.com. They'd like to hit the mark after selling out 137 of their last 138 home dates. Owner Jim Irsay remains hopeful:

» UPDATE: Aaron Popkey, director of public affairs for the Packers, says that the team still has 8,500 tickets remaining for Sunday's playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers, per Jason Wilde of ESPN.com. Popkey said the team is "optimistic" Sunday's game will sell out. Wilde notes the Packers can ask for an extension by Thursday's 3:40 p.m. CST blackout deadline. The NFL's policy states teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff.

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