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San Diego Chargers receive 24-hour extension to sell 3,000 tickets to lift blackout

The San Diego Chargers vs. New York Giants game this Sunday may end up being televised locally after all.

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Just days after being the first NFL team to have a home game blacked out this season, the Chargers were in danger of going back-to-back. Ricky Henne of has some good news for Chargers fans hoping to watch this weekend's game from the comfort of their own homes:

Typically, getting the 24-hour extension means there will be no blackout. The NFL prefers not to give the extension if there isn't a guarantee or at least a near guarantee that the team will be able to sell enough tickets to qualify as a sell out for the purposes of the antiquated blackout rule.

I wouldn't celebrate just yet because as all Chargers fans are painfully aware, nobody snatches defeat from the jaws of victory like your home team. That said, you will most likely get to watch them legally (no streams) and fully (not just RedZone) this Sunday. Regardless of what happens, you'll still be able to follow along with your fellow fans here at in our Gameday Open Thread.