Chargers to be blacked out on local TV for first time since '04

SAN DIEGO -- The Chargers say their home opener Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars will be blacked out on local television because they fell more than 7,000 tickets short of reaching a sellout.

The Chargers had a streak of 48 consecutive sellouts, playoffs included. The last Chargers game blacked out was against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 11, 2004.

The Chargers, Southern California's only NFL team, say other games are in danger of being blacked out this season. They say more than 12,000 tickets remain for their next home game, Oct. 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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