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Chargers Game vs. Atlanta Falcons Officially Blacked Out Sunday

Nearly 9,200 general admission tickets remained as of Thursday, which was too many to allow for a 24-hour extension.

The San Diego Chargers game versus the Atlanta Falcons will be blacked out on television in Southern California, the team announced Thursday, as nearly 9,200 general admission tickets remained unsold.

The number was too high to allow for a 24-hour extension from the NFL.That happened last week, and the home opening victory over the Tennessee Titans ended up being televised locally.

It is the first blackout for the Chargers for this season, and the sixth blackout over the last three seasons.

With both teams sitting at 2-0, local residents will not be able to see what is expected to be one of the week's best games.

The team did not announce if and when the game would be available to be seen on tape delay. Kickoff for the matchup against the high-powered Falcons is at 1:05. The game will be on numerous radio stations throughout Southern California. Portions of the game, including all scoring plays, can be seen in real-time on the NFL's Red Zone Channel.

The game is also a homecoming of sorts for Falcons running back Michael Turner. Turner served as a backup to LaDainian Tomlinson for the Chargers from 2004-2008. In 2009, he signed as a free agent for the Falcons and has rushed for more than 1,300 yards in three of his four seasons in Atlanta. On Tuesday morning, following the Falcons victory over Denver on Monday Night football, Turher was arrested and charged with DUI.

San Diego is off to its best start since 2006, when it also started 2-0.

Chris September 21, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Meh...The Chargers wouldn't survive in LA as a franchise. The Raiders are the LA team. They were the LA team when the Rams were there. The LA Rams were the football equivalent to baseballs NY Mets...nobody cares. The team owners are blowing smoke up our collective skirts to see what reaction we'd have. They know they don't have a local option.
Robert Paulson September 22, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Kevin, pro football is very corrupt, top to bottom, inside and out. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about. I used to be in the business. What I said about pro ball was true. If you knew what went on behind the scenes and in those sky boxes you would understand what I say. It will never become public or be investigated because there is too much money involved. What I said about the fans may not be true in EVERY case but is a generalization that has a huge element of truth in it. To some it's just expensive entertainment. I have a business that I love. I own a small independent bookstore, rated among the best in San Diego county and I work on Sunday because I no longer have any employees.
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