Bucs will have another blackout

TAMPA, Fla. – Despite winning their last two games and three of their last four, the Buccaneers still aren’t winning at the box office.

The team just said Sunday’s home game with San Diego will not be shown live on local television. Although the Bucs only need to sell 85-percent of their non-premium seats to meet the NFL requirement to lift the blackout, they weren’t able to do it.

Earlier in the week, the team said it was about 9,000 short of reaching the mark. Team officials did not give a final number on how many tickets remained Thursday afternoon.

The Bucs have only had one home game televised locally (an October contest with the Saints) this season. They had only two sellouts in their previous two seasons.