As the sellout streak was increased by one over the weekend against Pittsburgh, there is still a better than fair chance that the streak will end against Houston on October 18th.
I will go ahead and speak for logically thinking people out there by saying we expect the Bengals to take care of business against the fighting Mangini's in Cleveland...but they will likely lose in Baltimore. If that is the case, the Bengals will be 3-2 heading into a three game homestand (with the BYE week sandwiched between Chicago and Baltimore).
Obviously, if the Bengals beat Cleveland and win in Baltimore, the game is going to sell out. Let's be realistic. But a pounding by the Ravens will bring fans, the local/national media, and the city back down to Earth very quickly.
In fact, we have more ammo to the realization that the Bengals have to move a big amount of tickets for the Houston game. We have received emails from the WDR nation that the Bengals are emailing their season ticket holders and offering them the chance to buy additional tickets to the Houston game for the season-ticket price...which would be a savings of $5 per ticket. For a team that rarely, if ever, does special promotions for selling tickets, one has to think that there is a sizable inventory remaining for the Houston game.
(Joe Reedy also made note of the large number of tickets remaining for all games except for Chicago in today's print edition of the Enquirer)