Browns-Lions game to be blacked out in Motor City

DETROIT, MI – The Detroit Lions' game against the Cleveland Browns in the Motor City will be blacked out on local TV.

Lions spokesman Bill Keenist confirmed Thursday the team did not sell the 7,000-plus tickets that were available the previous day.

The lackluster game featuring the 1-8 Lions and 1-8 Browns will be not be shown on TV in the Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw-Flint and Toledo, Ohio, markets.

Detroit has sold out two of its five games at Ford Field this season: its home opener and a game against Pittsburgh in which Steelers fans might've outnumbered Lions fans.

The Lions drew just 40,857 fans the last time they were at home - their smallest crowd in two decades - and had just 40,896 fans watch their lone win against Washington.