Kroger, P&G help Bengals avoid blackout


There will be no blackouts this week. As the NFL Playoffs begin three games faced blackout restrictions but as of Friday afternoon each game had become a sellout thus avoiding NFL blackout restrictions.

The last team to sell out was the Cincinnati Bengals.

Kroger and P&G bought the last of the Bengals tickets and have chosen to donate them to military personnel.

“On behalf of the entire Bengals organization, I want to thank Procter & Gamble and Kroger for their great leadership, helping the team and Cincinnati region get the game sold out and on television for everyone,” said Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice president.

“This is an exciting time to be a Bengals fan,” said Sukankya Madlinger, president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division, in a press release. “And, Kroger is a huge supporter of the brave men and women who protect and defend our country. Giving them the opportunity to watch the ‘undefeated at home’ Bengals in action is a great way for us to say ‘thank you’ for your brave service.”

Earlier in the day blackouts were avoided in Indianapolis and Green Bay.