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Bengals need to sell tickets

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

Despite a fast start to the season, the Cincinnati Bengals (4-1) may be blacked out for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans (2-3).

According to the team, it will take "a significant increase" in ticket sales this week to sell out Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati has until Thursday at 1 p.m. ET to beat the NFL’s deadline, although there is a chance the team could get an extension.

The Bengals currently lead the AFC North by one game over the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) and Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2).