Bengals announce fifth straight sellout

As Cincinnati fans are well-aware, the Bengals have lost three straight games. But there is a more favorable streak that was extended Thursday.

The Bengals announced they have sold out Sunday's game against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. That's the fifth sellout in a row for the Bengals. Cincinnati sold out two of eight games at Paul Brown Stadium last season.

It's getting to the point where sellouts aren't newsworthy anymore for the Bengals. But if Marvin Lewis' challenge to his leaders doesn't work and the losing continues for the Bengals, you have to wonder whether the empty seats will return in Cincinnati.