The Lions announced this afternoon that Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears has been sold out. No extension was needed, which marks the third consecutive home game that was sold out in advance of the 72-hour deadline. The Jets game was a sellout by the Wednesday before the game and last week's Thanksgiving game hit sellout status a week in advance.
This is the Lions' fifth sellout in six games this season. The only game that was blacked out was Detroit's win over Washington. The rest so far have been sellouts and that will again be the case on Sunday.
The Lions haven't had this many sellouts in a single season since 2007, when all eight home games were sold out. The two remaining home games are against the Packers (next week) and Vikings (final week of the season), so there is a very good chance both of those games could be sellouts as well. Ticket sales might be a bit of a struggle next week with both Shaun Hill and Matthew Stafford expected to be out, but both could be back by the end of the season.