Cardinals in clear on blackout threat

The Arizona Cardinals have sold enough tickets to their game against St. Louis in Week 8 to avoid a local television blackout, the team announced.

There have been no blackouts for the Cardinals since University of Phoenix Stadium opened for the 2006 season. The streak appeared to be in some jeopardy after the Cardinals fell to 1-6, particularly with the 1-6 Rams visiting.

Fans purchasing single-game tickets to the recent game against Pittsburgh had to buy Rams tickets as well. The Cardinals have three road games following the St. Louis matchup. They should have no trouble selling enough tickets for the next home game, against Dallas on Dec. 4.

San Francisco, Cleveland and Seattle visit Arizona later in the season