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Make it six blackouts for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars (6-5) failed to sell out Sunday’s home game against Houston (5-6). The game will not be televised in Jacksonville or in secondary markets that include Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Orlando and Savannah, Ga. CBS owns the broadcast rights to the game.

The Jaguars have distributed a little more than 46,000 tickets per home game this season, and the average turnstile count has been even lower.

Owner Wayne Weaver doesn’t anticipate selling out any home games in 2009, although team officials hope to avoid a blackout when Indianapolis visits Dec. 17.

Weaver said earlier this season that winning would help the small-market franchise, but there has been only a marginal increase in ticket sales even though the Jaguars have won four in a row at home.

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