Television viewers in Lexington won't see Sunday's game between the 2-7 Cincinnati Bengals and 1-8 Buffalo Bills in Cincinnati — even if they want to.
The Bengals announced Thursday that they failed to sell out a game 72 hours in advance for the first time since Nov. 9, 2003. Under NFL policy, that means no television of the game in the Bengals' home markets of Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lexington.
The Bengals had sold out 57 straight games.
■ The Bengals signed fifth-year NFL defensive end Victor Adeyanju and put Jonathan Fanene on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Adeyanju was released Sept. 4 by the Rams.
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Eagles going green
The Philadelphia Eagles are taking their gridiron off the grid.
The team said Thursday that it will add wind turbines, solar panels and a cogeneration plant at Lincoln Financial Field over the next year, a combination that will make the stadium self-sufficient and let the Eagles sell some power back to the electric grid.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the plan was part of the Eagles commitment to be a socially responsible organization. The project is expected to be finished by September, and the team estimates it will save $60 million in energy costs.
Mangini upset by incident
Cleveland Browns Coach Eric Mangini was dismayed when he heard that an 8-year-old Jets fan was allegedly tackled by a drunken Browns fan following Sunday's game in Cleveland.
"If it's true, it's ridiculous and the guy should be arrested," Mangini said. "I would be sick if someone tackled my kid. I think it's just wrong on so many levels and I would be angry as a parent, beyond angry. It shouldn't happen anywhere, ever."
The boy reportedly scraped and bruised an ankle after being struck by the older fan in a parking lot near Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Around the league
Panthers: A season of anemic offensive play took an even stranger twist Thursday when Coach John Fox announced that Brian St. Pierre, who has thrown five passes in eight NFL seasons, will start against Baltimore on Sunday. Carolina (1-8) is the NFL's lowest-scoring team.
Titans: Kerry Collins is healing up quickly enough from a strained left calf that he will be Tennessee's emergency third quarterback Sunday against the Redskins. Vince Young will start and rookie Rusty Smith is the backup.