Vikings' ticket sales avoid local TV blackout

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Ryan Longwell #8 of the Minnesota Vikings is hoisted up by teammates after he kicked the game- winning field goal against the New York Giants Sunday at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Giants 20-19.
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Fans purchased more than 20,000 tickets over six days, assuring there will be no local TV blackout when the Minnesota Vikings play Philadelphia at the Metrodome on Sunday in the NFL playoffs.

The Vikings announced the sales results Saturday for the wild-card playoff game with the Eagles. The team said a limited number of tickets were still available, including some returned by the Eagles.

The NFL on Friday had given Minnesota an extension until Saturday to sell the 3,100 tickets that remained unsold.