The Jaguars have received a 24-hour extension from the National Football League to avoid having their Week 4 home game against the Saints blacked out on local television, Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Gagnuli adds the Jaguars have approximately 1,805 tickets remaining for Sunday’s game.
After having seven of their eight home games blacked out in 2009, the Jaguars ramped up their ticket sales efforts and avoided blackouts for their entire 2010 home schedule. The Jaguars’ home-opener against the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 was also a sellout.
The Jaguars have lost two straight by a combined score of 48-13 and made a change at quarterback, replacing veteran Luke McCown (who replaced longtime starter David Garrard) with first-round pick Blaine Gabbert. Sunday would be Gabbert’s first regular season start in front of the home crowd.
Receiving a 24-hour extension usually indicates that the tickets will be purchased and the blackout lifted.