The Green Bay Packers sold out their playoff game against the 49ers on Sunday before the NFL's deadline of Friday afternoon, ensuring the game will be shown on local television.

The team said sponsors including Green Bay-based Associated Bank helped purchase the fewer than 1,000 tickets that were remaining this morning.

The NFL requires games to be sold out for them to be shown on television in their local markets.

The Indianapolis Colts also announced that their Saturday game against the Kansas City Chiefs was a sellout. The Cincinnati Bengals had until late Friday afternoon to sell remaining tickets for Sunday's playoff game against San Diego.

Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in the local market. The NFL gave the Colts, Bengals and Packers one more day to do it. Retailer Meijer bought 1,200 Colts-Chiefs tickets and will distribute them to the Indiana National Guard, Wish For Our Heroes and others.