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Thursday, September 4, 2008
No television blackout for Atlanta's opener

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

All of Atlanta will get a chance to see Matt Ryan's debut, after all.

The Falcons just announced they sold out Sunday's game against Detroit at the Georgia Dome. That had been in doubt when the Falcons had about 1,500 tickets available Wednesday, leaving the possibility of a television blackout.

But, at some point today, two Atlanta television stations and Comcast bought out the remaining tickets. Those tickets will be donated to The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.