No Cards blackout despite loss streak

December, 2, 2010
12/02/10
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The Arizona Cardinals sold enough tickets to avoid local television blackouts for their first 50 games at University of Phoenix Stadium.

They made it No. 51 this week despite taking a 3-8 record into their Week 13 home game against the St. Louis Rams.

That seems like a fairly notable achievement given the circumstances: two teams with losing records, Arizona riding a six-game losing streak, a traditionally skeptical fan base and continuing unfavorable economic times.

The Cardinals have two more home games: one against Denver on Dec. 12 and another against Dallas on Christmas. Arizona appears likely to keep alive its streak of non-blackout games though this season.

Arizona's struggles could complicate ticket efforts in 2011. Landing a quarterback to excite the fan base would help.

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