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First sellout since 2009 is almost here: 2,000 tickets remain for Colts - Buccaneers

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TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 25:  Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walks off the field after beating the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 25: Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walks off the field after beating the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Next Monday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Indianapolis Colts. Before the season started this looked like a sure sellout: superstar Peyton Manning was coming to town to play a young and talented Buccaneers team in the Bucs' first prime time game since 2008. 

But this didn't look like a sure thing when Peyton Manning turned out to be unavailable with a neck injury and the Colts reverted to their pre-1998 form. With both of the first two homegames being well short of a sellout the Bucs may get the dubious honor of being the first team to have a Monday Night Football game

But it seems ticket sales are coming close to preventing that. Just 2,000 tickets remain for the game and a few strong days of ticket sales could boost the game to a sellout. This would mean a Buccaneers homegame would be live on TV in the Tampa Bay area for the first time since 2009. 

No doubt the team put out this news to get those last tickets sold. Hopefully, they can get it done and everyone can enjoy the Bucs in Raymond James Stadium from the comfort of their own homes.