Chiefs blacked out for first time since 1990; Chargers sell out

A Kansas City Chiefs home game will be blacked out on local television for the first time since 1990 after the team failed to sell enough tickets for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Last weekend's home game against the Buffalo Bills came close to being blacked out before the Chiefs received a 24-hour extension and sold the required number of tickets.

The Chiefs (3-10) had sold out 156 consecutive games. The meeting with the Browns (2-11) is the Chiefs' final home game of the season.

The San Diego Chargers avoided a blackout for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It will be the 46th consecutive regular-season and postseason Chargers game to be televised live in Southern California, the longest streak in team history.

However, the St. Louis Rams failed to sell out their second consecutive home game, with about 8,000 tickets remaining for Sunday's meeting with the Houston Texans.

The Rams didn't ask the NFL for a 24-hour extension to sell tickets and avoid the blackout, executive vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff said Thursday.

The Rams also failed to sell out a Nov. 29 game against the Seattle Seahawks and will have trouble avoiding a blackout for the Jan. 3 season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams are 0-6 at home and 1-12 overall this season.

The Detroit Lions' home game against the Arizona Cardinals also won't be shown on local TV. The Lions have sold out three of their six games at Ford Field this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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