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Bills get extra time to avoid TV blackout of game

By THOMAS ADAMS - 10/10/2013 4:51:31 PM

The Buffalo Bills will have an extra 24 hours to sell out Sunday’s game against Cincinnati and avoid a television blackout, team officials announced Thursday.

The team has until 1 p.m. Friday to sell 5,300 tickets and lift the blackout, officials said. The normal blackout deadline for Sunday games is Thursday.

Former placekicker Scott Norwood is returning to Ralph Wilson Stadium to lead the Bills out of the tunnel and onto the field for the game, the Bills reported on the team website.

Norwood spent seven years with Buffalo, replacing O.J. Simpson as the franchise’s all-time scoring leader before retiring in 1991.

Despite his accomplishments, Norwood is perhaps best known for missing a 47-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds of the Bills’ 20-19 loss to the New York Giants in the 1991 Super Bowl.

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