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Sunday Chargers, Falcons Game Blacked Out



    Sunday Chargers, Falcons Game Blacked Out
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    Philip Rivers warms up before their game against the Oakland Raiders during their season opener at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Sunday's San Diego Chargers game against the Atlanta Falcons will not be televised, the team announced Thursday after an NFL deadline passed.

    As a result of not selling enough tickets, the 1:05 p.m. matchup will be blacked out for all television viewers in southern California, the team tweeted.

    "Per NFL policy, Sunday's game between the Chargers and the Atlanta Falcons will not be shown live in Southern California," the Tweet read.

    Nearly 9,200 general tickets remain available for Sunday's game.

    Prior to Thursday's deadline, the team offered a deal to anyone who would buy tickets for Sunday's game. Those who purchased tickets to the game against Atlanta would also have the opportunity to buy tickets to the highly-anticipated Chargers-Broncos game, the team announced on its website.

    The Broncos matchup will be the team’s next home game and will air on Monday Night Football. It will be the first time famed quarterback Peyton Manning will visit Qualcomm Stadium as a Bronco.

    The NFL had granted the San Diego Chargers an extended deadline last week for their game against the Tennessee Titans. The day before the game, the team announced they had sold enough tickets for the blackout to be lifted.