Cardinals still might avert blackout

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Cardinals are within about 1,000 unsold tickets of averting the first local television blackout since University of Phoenix Stadium opened in 2006.

The NFL granted a 24-hour extension of the usual Thursday deadline, an indication a sellout is within reach. The Houston Texans visit Sunday.

Are you going to the game? I'll be heading down there Saturday and staying until Monday night.

The Cardinals need to avoid an 0-3 start at home to keep pressure on the 49ers in the NFC West.