Bengals trying to hold 1st place, fill stadium

By JOE KAY - AP Sports Writer
    2013-12-19 13:17

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals are trying to hold onto first place in the AFC North and fill their stadium for two final home games that will decide their fate.

They've got a lot of work to do in both areas.

The Bengals (9-5) need to beat the Vikings (4-9-1) at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday to move a step closer to clinching the division title. They've led the division by at least two games for most of the season, but it's down to one over Baltimore (8-6) with two games left.

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The Bengals are 6-0 at home, but are having trouble selling out. Roughly 3,500 tickets remained on Thursday, and the team got a one-day extension before a local television blackout kicks in.

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