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Brock Osweiler Returns To Denver For Pricey Monday Night Showdown With Broncos

The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos (4-2) have suddenly dropped two straight games since their 4-0 start, but a Monday Night Football contest at home in Week 7 may curse their ills when the Houston Texans (3-3) come to town for a matchup that figures to be all about defense.
The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos (4-2) have suddenly dropped two straight games since their 4-0 start, but a Monday Night Football contest at home in Week 7 may curse their ills when the Houston Texans (3-3) come to town for a matchup that figures to be all about defense.

Denver rode their strong defensive unit to a title last season, capped off by an impressive 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in which they pretty much manhandled one of the league’s best offenses. However, in their upcoming tilt, they’ll be taking on a club that is similarly built, as Houston boasts one of the AFC’s better defenses, while sporting a pretty good offense that features some big-time players. And of course, the top storyline in this one will be Denver taking on their former quarterback Brock Osweiler, who had a big role in last year’s championship triumph.

That’s just some of the reasons why Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos tickets are currently trending high on the secondary market, being one of the most expensive games for Week 7. In fact, according to Razorgator, tickets to see the Texans and Broncos go at it are averaging $368.47, while the get-in price is as high as $144. Unsurprisingly, in Osweiler’s return to Denver, it’s one of the priciest games of the season for both clubs. Fans can at least save some money on their Sports Authority Field at Mile High parking by electing to go through ParkWhiz.com, which has numerous cheap parking options all around the stadium.

This contest will be the second straight primetime affair for both teams. In Week 6, Denver dropped a tough 21-13 decision to the San Diego Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Playing without head coach Gary Kubiak, Denver was unable to generate any offense against a resurgent San Diego front-seven. Houston, on the other hand, had a big showing on offense on Sunday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts, pulling off a thrilling comeback victory that they would ultimately finish off in overtime. The likes of Osweiler, Lamar Miller and DeAndre Hopkins will be seeking to continue that momentum in this anticipated encounter.

These two teams have only played five times — and Denver holds a slight 3-2 series lead. This will be their first meeting since 2013, though, when Denver won 37-13 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns in the victory, while Matt Schaub only threw for 176 yards and two interceptions. Of course, both of those quarterbacks are gone from their respective franchises, so there will be a completely different feel to this matchup.

Above all, the Broncos will be hoping their new quarterback, Trevor Siemian, can get back on track following a bit of a lackluster outing versus the Chargers. In his defense, it was his first game back from injury, and he might have been playing at less than 100 percent, so he’ll be leaning on the likes of Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and CJ Anderson to return to form. It won’t be easy though, as even without superstar JJ Watt, the Texans still boast one of the stronger defenses in the league. And in a showdown like this one, it will probably be defense that dictates how it all plays out.

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Ravens Return To Big Apple For Showdown With Jets, Tickets Yielding Solid Value

After dropping their Week 6 tilt in New York to the Giants, the Baltimore Ravens (3-3) will return to the Big Apple for the second consecutive week to face the reeling New York Jets (1-5) in Week 7. Considering how poorly the Empire State’s other football franchise looked this past Monday night, this
After dropping their Week 6 tilt in New York to the Giants, the Baltimore Ravens (3-3) will return to the Big Apple for the second consecutive week to face the reeling New York Jets (1-5) in Week 7. Considering how poorly the Empire State’s other football franchise looked this past Monday night, this could be the perfect remedy for a Ravens club that has lost three straight after starting 3-0.

After relatively strong starts to their seasons, both team have dropped at least three games and both teams find themselves in a ‘must-win’ situation. Luckily for Baltimore, they’ve historically dominated the Jets, being 8-1 all-time against Gang Green. These two teams haven’t played since 2013, though, when Baltimore won 19-3. Five field goals were kicked and Baltimore scored a late defensive touchdown to preserve the win, a formula that could very well play out in their 2016 matchup based on how both clubs have looked in the early going.

Despite the collective struggles, Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets tickets are drawing higher prices than several other Week 7 games on the secondary market. In fact, according to Razorgator, tickets to see the Ravens and Jets duke it out in this important AFC clash are averaging $170.52 on the resale market, while the get-in price is clocking in at $53. Fans traveling to the game can also save money on their MetLife Stadium parking by going through ParkWhiz.com, which sports cheap parking options at just about every sporting venue throughout the country.

After two tough road losses in Pittsburgh and Arizona, the Jets will be needing to get back in the win column in order to turn their season around. Their run defense has been a strength thus far, but New York’s pass defense, which used to be really good, is leaking big plays all over the field. Those defensive issues may rear their ugly head against a Baltimore team that wants to take deep shots on occasion. Armed with an impressive trio of wide receivers, expect Joe Flacco to push the ball downfield and challenge the weak Jets secondary. Of note, Mike Wallace has been great as a vertical and red-zone option, while Steve Smith is great all over the field, though his status is still in question for this game.

The Ravens have also experienced struggles in their pass coverage, but they may be in luck, as New York’s passing game has been woefully bad and arguably their biggest weakness. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a mega disappointment after his breakout campaign of a year ago, though his No. 1 wideout, Brandon Marshall, has still managed to put up some solid numbers. He’ll need to help Fitzpatrick get back in a rhythm, or the Jets’ 2016 season could continue to spiral out of control, even before the calendar hits November.

It’s a big game for both teams, and as a result, the above-average ticket prices should continue to sustain at high levels in the days leading up to Sunday’s affair at MetLife Stadium.

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Heinz Field To Host Huge Patriots-Steelers Showdown In Week 7, Tickets Soaring On Secondary Market

A potential AFC Championship Game preview will play out in mid-October when the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) host the New England Patriots (5-1) at Heinz Field in one of the biggest matchups for Week 7.

Through six games, there’s no denying that the Steelers and Patriots are the two best teams in the AFC.

A potential AFC Championship Game preview will play out in mid-October when the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) host the New England Patriots (5-1) at Heinz Field in one of the biggest matchups for Week 7.

Through six games, there’s no denying that the Steelers and Patriots are the two best teams in the AFC. Therefore, the winner of this game will gain a distinct advantage in the race for home-field advantage, if the Patriots and Steelers indeed continue on their pace as the conference’s two best teams.

Since Ben Roethlisberger debuted in 2004, these two teams have engaged in some highly entertaining matchups over the year, though it is Tom Brady who has gotten the better of the rivalry, holding a 6-2 edge in head-to-head matchups opposite Big Ben. In fact, Brady is even 3-1 against Roethlisberger at Heinz Field, which is a trend that may not even come into play after the veteran Pittsburgh quarterback went down with an injury in Week 5 versus the Miami Dolphins that is expected to keep him on the sidelines for at least the next few weeks. That being known, the Patriots will be looking to capitalize on the situation.

No matter who is under center for the Steelers come Sunday, tickets to see the Patriots and Steelers are trending mighty high, having a whopping average price of $421.58 on the secondary market, according to Razorgator. Furthermore, the get-in price for Patriots vs. Steelers tickets is going for as high as $151, though perhaps this isn’t too surprising, considering the teams involved in this anticipated clash between top AFC contenders. Fortunately, fans going to the game can at least save a little bit of money by acquiring their Heinz Field parking on ParkWhiz.com, which features numerous cheap parking options all around the stadium. In addition, ParkWhiz.com boasts parking at any sports venue in the country.

New England’s offense, with Brady back leading the way, appears to already be back in elite form, as the future Hall-of-Famer can choose to feed the likes of Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Martellus Bennett regularly. Of note, Gronkowski scored three touchdowns in last year’s season-opening 28-21 victory over the Steelers, and after Gronk’s monster game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, expect to be heavily involved.

Another intriguing storyline will be comprised of how Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount fares against his old club. Blount has been out to a solid start in 2016, and there’s no question he’ll be extra motivated when he returns to his old stomping grounds.

For Pittsburgh, it looks like Landry Jones will be suiting up as quarterback, but the game plan should still be focused around superstars Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Brown caught nine passes for 133 yards and one touchdown in the aforementioned opener a season ago, but he might have a tough time duplicating that strong performance without Big Ben throwing him passes. New England also may elect to stack the box to minimize the damage done by Bell, but of course, the Steelers have also been using their stud running back at receiver as well, so that should make for an interesting dynamic in terms of how the Patriots cover him.

Although fans might prefer to wait until ticket prices go down, you should still expect to pay premiums, as this showdown between the Patriots and Steelers looks like it will end up as the priciest game of Week 7.

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Alabama, Texas A&M Prepare For Critical, Expensive SEC West Tilt At Bryant-Denny Stadium

A pivotal SEC West division matchup will commence at Bryant-Denny Stadium when the No. 1-ranked team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0), welcome in the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies (6-0) for what could be the defending champs’ biggest test of the season.

These two teams have only played eight

A pivotal SEC West division matchup will commence at Bryant-Denny Stadium when the No. 1-ranked team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0), welcome in the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies (6-0) for what could be the defending champs’ biggest test of the season.

These two teams have only played eight times — and Alabama is 6-2 all-time against the Aggies. Not only that, Alabama has won three straight games over Texas A&M, but Alabama did suffer a home loss to the hands of Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans in 2012. Granted, Texas A&M does not currently have any players nearly as talented as Manziel and Evans, but this team has been poised and motivated during a season in which head coach Kevin Sumlin is on the hot seat. And it could take them to new heights if they can once again knock off the Crimson Tide.

As one would expect, tickets to see Alabama and Texas A&M go at it in one of the high-profile matchups of Week 8 are trending up on the secondary market, according to information provided by Razorgator. In fact, Alabama vs. Texas A&M tickets are currently averaging $364.73, with the get-in price clocking in at $175. Fortunately, fans driving to the game can at least save money on their Bryant-Denny Stadium parking by visiting ParkWhiz.com, which sports numerous cheap parking options all around the venue.

Both teams are coming off huge victories last weekend. The Aggies, for instance, won 45-38 over Tennessee at Kyle Field. Texas A&M needed two overtime periods to topple the Volunteers, but they’ll gladly take it as long as it results in a victory. Quarterback Trevor Knight, who threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns, notched the game-winning score with a one-yard touchdown plunge. In addition, running back Trayveon Williams rushed for 217 yards and a touchdown to propel his team to a win.

Alabama, meanwhile, is coming off of an impressive 49-30 road victory over No. 16-ranked Arkansas. Alabama gashed Arkansas’ run defense for 264 yards and three touchdowns, as they led comfortably from wire to wire. Alabama’s defense limited the Razorbacks’ talented rushing attack to just 73 yards on 36 carries. Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen did throw for 400 yards and three touchdowns, but he also recorded three interceptions, and his numbers were buoyed by negative game flow.

Expect a hard-fought, tough matchup between two of the most talented teams in the SEC West, as the Crimson Tide’s top ranking will be put to the test when the teams square off in an anticipated showdown Saturday, Oct. 22.

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Tom Brady’s Return To The Field Resulting In Browns’ Third-Most Expensive Home Game Since 2010

Few would have predicted three wins for the New England Patriots without Tom Brady, but here we are. In Week 5, the New England Patriots will travel to Cleveland with a 3-1 record, and their Hall of Fame quarterback in tow. Many are expecting Brady to return with a vengeance, with some

Few would have predicted three wins for the New England Patriots without Tom Brady, but here we are. In Week 5, the New England Patriots will travel to Cleveland with a 3-1 record, and their Hall of Fame quarterback in tow. Many are expecting Brady to return with a vengeance, with some even predicting a ‘Game of Thrones’ like feel with the future Hall-of-Famer back on the field.

The winless Browns will unfortunately have to feel Brady’s wrath in Week 5, and more likely than not, won’t be able to offer much resistance on defense. Expect Brady and Co. to send the league a message with a massive performance in this upcoming tilt, especially if superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski is completely healthy. Gronk is yet to find the endzone this seaosn, but with Brady back under center, that could change in a hurry, especially against a bottom-feeder opponent.

That’s just one reason why tickets are higher than average for this Patriots-Browns Week 5 tilt. In fact, it’s Cleveland’s third-most expensive home game since 2010, despite the team currently carrying an 0-4 mark into the weekend. According to TicketIQ, tickets are averaging $191.59 on the secondary market, with the get-in price clocking in at $88. Who would’ve thought those would be the prices for a Browns game this season? Ah, the impact Brady has on an opposing market. Meanwhile, fans can at least save some money on their parking at FirstEnergy Stadium by going through ParkWhiz.com, which features numerous cheap parking options all around the venue.

While Cleveland’s defense won’t offer New England’s offense much resistance, the Browns do possess a few playmakers on offense that can present some issues for New England’s defense. Ex-quarterback, now turned wide receiver, Terrelle Pryor has turned into a dynamic downfield threat, and he’s been great in the red zone, showing exhibiting big-play ability. Additionally, Cleveland’s backfield features a dynamic 1-2 punch in Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. Crowell is averaging over five yards per carry, while Johnson has been an asset on third down and in the passing game. It all boils down to how well Cody Kessler can perform in his first home game in Cleveland. Belichick’s defenses have historically frustrated young quarterbacks, so it goes without saying this will be a tough assignment for the youngster.

For the first-place Patriots, expect Brady to target his two-headed tight end monster early and often if Gronkowski is available. Gronk has been slowed down by a hamstring injury, but appears healthy and ready to go in this Week 5 affair. On the other side, Martellus Bennett presents a tough matchup over the middle of the field. Add in Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, LeGarrette Blount, and James White to the fold and New England has a bevy of options to attack Cleveland’s hapless defense.

This should be more than a win for the Patriots; it looks like there could be a huge statement made, and fans are willing to pay up to see it live.

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ShooWin Gives College Football Fans The Best Access To Big Game Tickets This Season

The glory of watching your school compete in a title game may be priceless, but let’s face it, college football fans – being on hand to watch it live can put a serious burden on your wallet. While a general onsale provides thousands of fans with access to tickets, thousands more are left scrambling

The glory of watching your school compete in a title game may be priceless, but let’s face it, college football fans – being on hand to watch it live can put a serious burden on your wallet. While a general onsale provides thousands of fans with access to tickets, thousands more are left scrambling to lock down seats on the secondary market as recipients of huge price premiums.

Enter ShooWin.com, a company dedicated to giving fans access to primary tickets for some of the biggest college football games this season. ShooWin uses a reservation fee that fans purchase to give them complete access to tickets to the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Big Ten Championship Game and, perhaps most importantly, the 2017 National Championship Game in Tampa once they go on sale.

The buying process is simple. After picking their team and game, fans will then be prompted to select a seating zone for that particular game and then pay the reservation fee (starting from as low as $10 depending on team and game). If that team qualifies for the selected game later in the season, then fans will automatically be charged for the price of a ticket in the seating zone they selected when placing their reservation. An email will follow containing all fulfillment details.

So how does ShooWin get ahold of tickets to those three games? According to the company’s official website, ShooWin partners with teams, leagues and many other ticket industry leaders to secure inventory for promoted games. As long as the selected team makes it to the chosen game fans reserved, primary tickets are guaranteed to be available for purchase through ShooWin. Note that paying the reservation fee does not mean tickets are already bought; an additional fee will be charged for tickets if the selected team qualifies for that game chosen. An additional transaction fee applies to all checkouts.

Title season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about being there for the big game. With ShooWin, fans have the opportunity to lock down seats for their favorite team while saving a bundle at the box office in the process.

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Even In 2016, Old School Cowboys-49ers Rivalry Commanding Highest Ticket Prices For Week 4

It’s been a crazy first three weeks thus far into the 2016 NFL season, and things could be even spicier with what’s on tap for Week 4. Injuries are starting to pile up, especially at the running back position, so we’re entering a critical juncture in the first half of the campaign that can

It’s been a crazy first three weeks thus far into the 2016 NFL season, and things could be even spicier with what’s on tap for Week 4. Injuries are starting to pile up, especially at the running back position, so we’re entering a critical juncture in the first half of the campaign that can dictate how particular teams will fare from here on out. Let’s take a look at the top games from the Week 4 slate in terms of get-in ticket price, using information provided by TicketIQ.

10/2 Dallas at San Francisco | Levi’s Stadium | Get-In Ticket Price: $241

The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have played 34 times, including seven times in the postseason. Dallas holds a slight 17-16-1 advantage over the Niners and will look to add their 18th win this Sunday. These two teams haven’t played since 2014 in Dallas when San Francisco won, 28-17, but there’s a lot of history here stemming from the franchises’ golden days when both organizations were at the top of the sport. Thus, it’s no surprise to see that Dallas vs San Francisco tickets start at $241. Luckily, fans traveling to this game can at least save some money on their parking at Levi’s Stadium by going to ParkWhiz.com, which features numerous cheap parking options all around the venue.

10/2 Buffalo at New England | Gillette Stadium | Get-In Ticket Price: $185

Another week, another New England victory. Bill Belichick and Co. had only three days to get third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett ready for his Week 3 matchup against Houston — and they flourished. Brissett led a conservative attack that led to a 27-0 victory over the Texans, though he may not be healthy enough to suit up for what would be his second career start. On the flip side, Buffalo has been a mess this season, but rallied to knock off a tough Arizona club in Week 3. Given the nature of this rivalry, ticket prices are expected to remain high. In fact, they lowest get-in price is currently a whopping $185. ParkWhiz.com fortunately also has cheap parking deals for Gillette Stadium parking for fans seeking to save extra money.

10/2 Detroit at Chicago | Soldier Field | Get-In Ticket Price: $122

An NFC North divisional battle will commence at Soldier Field when Detroit comes to town. This will be the Lions’ second straight road game against a divisional foe, while the Bears return home after suffering their latest loss, this one on Sunday Night Football against the Cowboys. Detroit has won six straight games against Chicago, and will certainly be looking to take this one to even their record back up.. On TicketIQ, Detroit vs. Chicago tickets start at $122.

10/2 Oakland at Baltimore | M&T Bank Stadium | Get-In Ticket Price: $119

The Oakland Raiders play their second straight road game with a 1:00 p.m. EST start when they travel to M&T Bank Stadium to play the Baltimore Ravens. The 3-0 Ravens have started off very well, a great contrast to a season ago when they got out to a dreadful start and were virtually eliminated from playoff contention only several weeks into the season. The Raiders, meanwhile, are looking to live up to the lofty expectations set before them entering the new season, and a win here would further cement them as a playoff contender, as they could move to 3-1.

10/3 New York Giants at Minnesota | U.S. Bank Stadium | Get-In Ticket Price: $115

This week’s Monday Night Football features another primetime matchup at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. This is a potential NFC playoff matchup, too, so it could be a relative bargain with the get-in price being a shade over $100. Last season, the Vikings embarrassed the Giants,, 49-17, so expect New York to play with a lot of fire in this encounter, especially after their heartbreaking defeat last week at the hands of the nemesis Redskins. Giants vs. Vikings tickets start at $115 on TicketIQ.

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Michigan State-Wisconsin Showdown Drawing Premiums on Secondary Ticket Market

A battle between Top-15 teams will commence in East Lansing this weekend when the Wisconsin Badgers travel to face the Michigan State Spartans in one of the most anticipated contests of Week 4 of the college football season.

In turn, Wisconsin vs. Michigan State football tickets have been rapidly rising on

A battle between Top-15 teams will commence in East Lansing this weekend when the Wisconsin Badgers travel to face the Michigan State Spartans in one of the most anticipated contests of Week 4 of the college football season.

In turn, Wisconsin vs. Michigan State football tickets have been rapidly rising on the secondary market, ranking as one of the most expensive games of the weekend. In fact, according to data provided by Razorgator, tickets to this showdown are averaging $158, with the get-in price clocking in at $76. Luckily, fans can at least save some money on their MSU Spartan Stadium parking by going through ParkWhiz.com, which features numerous cheap parking options all around the venue.

These two programs have played 49 times, but have not squared off since 2012. In the most recent matchup, Michigan State won 16-13 at Wisconsin. To give the game some context, Le’Veon Bell was Michigan State’s leading rusher, totaling 77 yards on 21 hard-fought carries. Montee Ball rushed for just 46 yards on 21 carries in the loss for the Badgers. The faces are all different in this particular meeting, but expect the action to be just as fierce, with both teams jockeying for position in the polls in the early going.

Fast forward to this year’s matchup and the backfields (and team complexions) look very different. Michigan State’s running back, LJ Scott, has played well in early-season games, but must step up in Big Ten play if the Spartans have a shot at winning the division. Things will not be easy, though against a physical Wisconsin defense that features several future NFL defenders.

For the Badgers, things start with the offensive line and rushing attack. Senior running back Corey Clement does not get as much fanfare as some of the other top running backs, but he’s very talented. Clement is averaging 4.7 yards per carry and is the team’s true bellcow runner. Due to an ankle injury, Clement did not play against Georgia State, but that may just be a precautionary move. Expect the coaching staff to feed Clement early and often to quiet a hostile Michigan State home crowd.

After its game against Michigan State, Wisconsin will play Michigan and Ohio State, so there will be a sense of urgency to win this game. Meanwhile, Michigan State will have a fairly easy schedule until an October 29 meeting against Michigan when they wrap up this next contest. Regardless, this should be one of the most exciting games of the weekend on the upcoming college football slate.

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Penn State’s Visit To The Big House This Weekend Drawing High Prices On Secondary Ticket Market

After dominating its first three opponents, No. 4 Michigan will receive its first Big Ten test when they host Penn State at the Big House this weekend. In turn, this will also be the first Big Ten Conference game for the 2-1 Nittany Lions, but a matchup against the Wolverines is not what this

After dominating its first three opponents, No. 4 Michigan will receive its first Big Ten test when they host Penn State at the Big House this weekend. In turn, this will also be the first Big Ten Conference game for the 2-1 Nittany Lions, but a matchup against the Wolverines is not what this team was hoping for to start conference play.

Historically, Michigan is 12-7 against Penn State and has won two straight games. Last season, Michigan won 28-16 at Happy Valley, as former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns. Penn State’s defense was able to limit the Wolverines to just 87 rushing yards on 30 attempts, but Michigan was able to find their success through the air. On the flip side, Michigan’s rugged defense limited Penn State’s talented running back Saquon Barkley to just 68 yards on 15 carries. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg completed just 13-of-31 pass attempts for 137 yards, as Michigan had their way defensively.

With its high-profile nature, it’s no wonder to see that Penn State vs. Michigan football tickets are averaging $142.90 on the secondary market, according to information provided by Razorgator. Furthermore, the get-in price is going for as high as $71, solidifying it as one of the most expensive college football games of the weekend. Despite its high price tag, fans can at least save some money on their parking at Michigan Stadium by going through ParkWhiz.com, which boasts

Expect Michigan to spread the ball around on offense in this game. Quarterback Wilton Speight has been great in early action, and a large part of that is he’s been able to distribute the ball to his top three receivers. Tight end Jake Butt, who scored against Penn State last season, has scored three times already in 2016, while top wideout Amara Darboh has also scored three touchdowns. Running backs Chris Evans and De’Veon Smith have shared the majority of carries and figure to be busy in this matchup.

For Penn State, expect the game plan to feature a heavy dosage of Barkley to keep the pressure off of a relatively inexperienced offense. If Penn State can get Barkley rolling, they’ll have a chance to control the clock and set the pace throughout the ballgame, thus putting them in a better position to win. Still, this will be a tall task against one of the best teams in the nation, and on the road in a very hostile environment.

Many have criticized Michigan’s early-season schedule — and this team should remain unchallenged until an October 29 game in East Lansing against Michigan State, should they emerge past Penn State with a win. A November 26 tilt at Ohio State will also be a pivotal game for Michigan’s College Football Playoff odds. Expect an exciting season of football in Ann Arbor this season that may culminate with Michigan’s first national championship under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

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Vikings’ New Stadium Debut Tops Priciest Action For Upcoming Week 2 Slate

After an exciting Week 1 of action in the NFL, fans turn their attention to the upcoming Week 2, which is highlighted with some premium divisional games and home openers, including Packers at Vikings, Dolphins at Patriots, and Jets at Bills. In addition to these divisional affairs, some of the key primetime contests consist of
After an exciting Week 1 of action in the NFL, fans turn their attention to the upcoming Week 2, which is highlighted with some premium divisional games and home openers, including Packers at Vikings, Dolphins at Patriots, and Jets at Bills. In addition to these divisional affairs, some of the key primetime contests consist of high-profile matchups, specifically Indianapolis at Denver and Philadelphia at Chicago. An overview of the top Week 2 games, in terms of get-in ticket price, are presented below.

9/18 Green Bay @ Minnesota | U.S. Bank Stadium | Get-In: $265

The most expensive game in Week 2 will feature a NFC North battle between Green Bay and Minnesota. This will be the first official game at brand new U.S. Bank Stadium, so it’s understandable it ranks as the most expensive of the week, with the Vikings opening up their new venue opposite a longtime rival. Last season, Green Bay came to University of Minnesota Stadium and embarrassed Minnesota, 30-13. Minnesota will need to generate pressure on Aaron Rodgers in order to avenge that lopsided defeat, as well as figure out their quarterback situation. The club traded for Sam Bradford following the injury of Teddy Bridgewater, and it is most likely that he’ll be ready to make his team debut in this historic encounter. This could wind up as one of the most expensive games of the entire NFL season.

9/18 Miami @ New England | Gillette Stadium | Get-In: $168

After tough road games in Week 1, Miami and New England will travel back to the East Coast for an AFC East clash. Jimmy Garoppolo is seeking a strong first home start at Gillette Stadium, while Miami will look to pull off the upset after almost doing just that in Seattle in the season opener. Thus, the Dolphins are definitely capable of sneaking out of Gillette Stadium with a victory if the Patriots aren’t too careful. The get-in ticket price for Miami vs. New England Patriots tickets start at $168 on Razorgator.

9/19 Philadelphia @ Chicago | Soldier Field | Get-In: $146

The Chicago Bears will play their first game at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football. Chicago will welcome a Philadelphia team that will start rookie quarterback, Carson Wentz in his first road game. These two teams have not played since 2013, but Philadelphia has won two of the last three match-ups. A lot of the key players have changed, but expect a physical game between these two teams. The get-in ticket price for this game is $146.

9/18 Indianapolis @ Denver | Sports Authority Stadium | Get-In: $130

After a thrilling Week 1 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Denver is seeking a second straight home victory over a potential playoff team. Thanks to a strong defensive effort In Week 1, Denver defeated Carolina, 21-20. Denver sacked Cam Newton three times and forced one interception. On offense, C.J. Anderson rushed for 92 yards and one touchdown. Denver will need a big defensive effort against a Colts team that has won two straight games against them. Fans that want to attend this game should check out Razorgator, where Colts vs. Broncos tickets start at $130. In addition, to help save on the costs of getting to the game, fans can find cheap parking for Sports Authority Field at Mile High on ParkWhiz.com.

9/18 Seattle @ Los Angeles | Los Angeles Coliseum | Get-In: $130

The Los Angeles Rams will play their first home game on Sunday, September 18, against the division rival Seattle Seahawks. Over the last two seasons, the Rams are 2-0 at home against Seattle, so fans are hoping for another win over their bitter NFC West rival. Fans should act quickly if they want to secure tickets for this matchup, as Seahawks vs. Rams tickets start at $130, which is one of their highest ticket prices this season.

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Highlighted By Super Bowl Rematch, NFL’s Opening Week Boasts Plenty Of Pricey Action

The start of the NFL season is only hours away and fans are making sure they have their tickets secured for their team’s opener. Week 1 always presents opportunities for fans and players to celebrate the start of the new NFL season, and this should certainly be a good one on the way to Super
The start of the NFL season is only hours away and fans are making sure they have their tickets secured for their team’s opener. Week 1 always presents opportunities for fans and players to celebrate the start of the new NFL season, and this should certainly be a good one on the way to Super Bowl 51. Let’s take a look at an overview of Week 1’s top games, in terms of get-in ticket price using data provided by Razorgator:

9/11 Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks | Centurylink Field | Get-In: $206

The Seattle Seahawks will start its season with a home match-up against Miami. Expectations are high for Seattle this season and many are expecting Russell Wilson to turn in a career year. Entering his fourth season, Wilson looks primed to post his best statistical season to date. On defense, Seattle lost Bruce Irvin in free agency, but the Legion of Boom returns in full force. Miami and its first year head coach, Adam Gase, will look to keep Seattle’s tenacious defense at bay. Expect Gase to feature a lot of short-to-intermediate throws to keep the defense off-balance. Fans that want tickets to this game should check-out Razorgator, where Miami Dolphins vs.Seattle Seahawks tickets start at $206, which is the highest get-in ticket price for Week 1.

9/11 Chicago Bears at Houston Texans | NRG Stadium | Get-in: $150

The Chicago Bears will travel to Houston for an intriguing Week 1 match-up. In the off-season, Houston opted to retool its backfield by signing Brock Osweiler and Lamar Miller. Both players will be tasked with leading one of the highest paced offenses in the NFL. In particular, look for Houston to establish the run early and often with Miller in toe. On defense, JJ Watt may be ready for Week 1, which would be bad news for Jay Cutler. Cutler, who has a tough pre-season, can turn into a turnover machine if repeatedly pressure. Expect Houston to dial-up pressure in this game. The get-in ticket price for this game is $150, which is the second highest get-in price this weekend. Fans driving to this game can find cheap parking options for NRG Stadium parking on ParkWhiz.com to save money.

9/8 Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos | Sports Authority Field | Get-in: $149

A rematch of last year’s Super Bowl will take place on Opening Night as the Carolina Panthers travel to Denver to face the reigning Super Bowl champion Broncos. Denver embarrassed Cam Newton and Co. in Super Bowl 50; Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was all over Newton and registered five solo tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. The Denver offense will be led by second-year player, Trevor Siemian. Siemian, a 2015 7th-round pick out of Northwestern, will make his first career start in this game. Siemian will be asked to pilot a conservative gameplan and allow the Denver defense to make plays. The get-in ticket price for this game is $161, which is the fifth highest ticket price on this slate of top games.

9/11 Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars | EverBank Field | Get-in: $136

The Green Bay Packers will travel to Jacksonville for a Week 1 match-up against the Jaguars. Aaron Rodgers, who will once again lead one of the best offenses in the NFL, will have two new options on offense. Green Bay signed Jared Cook, an athletic tight end that can stretch the middle of the field and will welcome back top receiver, Jordy Nelson, who missed the 2015 season due to injury. The presence of Cook and Nelson will make Green Bay’s offense even more lethal. Jacksonville is hoping that its offense can match Green Bay’s. Blake Bortles threw a career-high 35 touchdowns last season and will look to feed top receivers, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns early and often. Green Bay’s fans tend to travel well, driving up ticket prices on the secondary market. The get-in price for Green Bay vs. Jacksonville is $136.

9/11 New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys | AT&T Stadium | Get-in: $130

An NFC East battle will commence at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. While this is one of the NFL’s oldest rivalries, both teams features a lot of new faces. For Dallas, the backfield will be manned by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Both players had strong performances in the preseason, so Dallas is hoping that will carry over to the regular season. New York re-tooled its defense, via free agency, and added Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins, and Damon Harrison. Expect these players to put pressure on Prescott. The get-in ticket price for this game is $130.

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Wide Open NFC East Division Has Ticket Prices Soaring On Secondary Market

As always seems to be the case, the NFC East figures to be one of the most wide-open divisions in the NFL, so expect an exciting race that should span all 17 weeks. Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are healthy, which bodes well for Dallas’ chances in the division. The New York Giants opted

As always seems to be the case, the NFC East figures to be one of the most wide-open divisions in the NFL, so expect an exciting race that should span all 17 weeks. Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are healthy, which bodes well for Dallas’ chances in the division. The New York Giants opted to re-tool their defense via free agency, while the Washington Redskins made a big move to bolster its already deep roster in hopes of defending their division crown. The Philadelphia Eagles are a sizeable underdog in this division, but new head coach Doug Pedersen has a winning pedigree and a pretty good group of talent in place.

 

Washington (9-7) enters the 2016 season as the reigning NFC East champions. Due to injuries and constant turmoil in the division, the Redskins rode the right arm of Kirk Cousins to the playoffs. Washington ran into Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card Round and were drummed, 35-18. Despite the loss, it was an encouraging season for a franchise that hasn’t had much success over the past decade. Cousins appears to be the quarterback of the future for this team, while Jordan Reed emerged as one of the best tight ends in football. A healthy DeSean Jackson should help Cousins and Co. stretch the field. On defense, Washington added Josh Norman in free agency to bolster its secondary, which could be huge. It won’t be an easy task repeating as division champs, since Washington will have to play a first-place schedule this season. In the process, tickets have gone up on the secondary market going into the campaign, with Redskins fans seeking more success.

 

Philadelphia (7-9) fired head coach Chip Kelly and decided to bring in ex-Kansas City Chiefs coordinator Doug Pedersen. Under Pedersen, Philadelphia will play at a reduced pace and focus on ball-control and defense. On offense, expect a lot of hand-offs to Ryan Mathews, who will take over as Philadelphia’s lead running back after DeMarco Murray was shipped to Tennessee during the offseason. As a result, expect Mathews to see a lot of touches in this backfield.. Sam Bradford will be under center in Week 1, but may be challenged by rookie Carson Wentz as the season progresses. On defense, Philadelphia locked up Fletcher Cox to a long-term deal, so expect him to anchor the defense for years to come. Eagles tickets are pricey despite the team’s lower than usual expectations, but fans can at least save on their Lincoln Financial Field parking\through ParkWhiz.com, which boasts affordable parking options all around the stadium..

 

The New York Giants (6-10) bid farewell to longtime head coach Tom Coughlin and opted to promote offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo to the position. Eli Manning will once again be under center and will attack defenses by peppering Odell Beckham Jr., rookie Sterling Shepard, and Victor Cruz with targets. On defense, New York signed signed Damon Harrison, Oliver Vernon, and Janoris Jenkins to shore up its leaky defense. If New York’s defensive unit can play better, it should be more involved in the playoff hunt, after blowing so many late leads a season ago. Fans that want to secure tickets to the first Giants home game of the year should check out Razorgator, which features New York Giants tickets to the home opener starting at $133. This could mark Big Blue’s return to the postseason.

 

Dallas (4-12) had a forgettable season, mainly due to injury. Dallas went 1-7 without Tony Romo and did not have Dez Bryant for large portions of the season. Both Romo and Bryant are healthy, which will boost playoff aspirations in Dallas. In addition, Dallas added talented running back Ezekiel Elliott in the NFL Draft to buoy its rushing attack. Elliott was regarded as the top running back in the Draft and will run behind the best offensive line in football, which could allow him to make an immediate impact in his freshman campaign. The defense will have some potential as well. As usual, Dallas Cowboys tickets are amongst the hottest tickets in all of sports, which is why fans should start securing them as soon as possible. For instance, the get-in price on Razorgator to the club’s Week 1 affair with the rival Giants starts at $122. More likely than not, that price will go up, as the Cowboys once again rank atop the league for most expensive tickets.

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Packers Continue To Be Top Draw With Tickets; NFC North Rivals Not Far Behind

Last season, not only was the NFC North division well-represented in the playoffs, but it involved a race that came down to Week 17, when the Minnesota Vikings ultimately prevailed as division champions, while the Green Bay Packers had to settle for a Wild Card berth. By virtue of winning the division, Minnesota hosted

Last season, not only was the NFC North division well-represented in the playoffs, but it involved a race that came down to Week 17, when the Minnesota Vikings ultimately prevailed as division champions, while the Green Bay Packers had to settle for a Wild Card berth. By virtue of winning the division, Minnesota hosted a home playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, which they would lose after an incredibly heartbreaking ending. Green Bay, meanwhile, won a road playoff game in Washington before dropping a hard-fought game in overtime to Arizona in the NFC Divisional Round. Detroit and Chicago missed the playoffs, but added impact players during the NFL Draft that could help turn the tides during the regular season. The NFC North race figures to be one of the best in football once again, so fans should start securing their tickets today. In fact, on Razorgator, fans can find great deals for NFL tickets.

 

Minnesota (11-5) suffered an awful loss during the Wild Card Round of the NFC Playoffs. Billed as the third coldest game in playoff history, these two teams exhibited their physical brand of football for four quarters. Minnesota’s defense stymied Seattle’s offense throughout the game and posited the offense to win the game in the game’s final moments. However, an errant kick by Blair Walsh gave Seattle a 10-9 victory. During its playoff game (and during the regular season), Minnesota’s offensive line was exposed, so the front office spent the entire offseason bolstering it. Minnesota brought in veteran offensive linemen Alex Boone and Andre Smith to shore up the line. Minnesota added wide receiver Laquon Treadwell during the first round of the NFL Draft to give Teddy Bridgewater a big-time threat on the outside. These two moves could be enough to get Minnesota into the Divisional Round (and beyond) in the playoffs.

 

Green Bay (10-6) strategically played out Week 17 to avoid hosting Seattle in the Wild Card Round. Instead, the Pack took its chances and traveled to Washington, where they had their way, 35-18, to set up a showdown in The Desert with Arizona. Green Bay took the Cardinals to overtime, but a long pass play by Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald positioned Arizona for an eventual five-yard TD connection to Fitzgerald to win the game. Entering 2016, Green Bay will likely have Jordy Nelson back in the fold and should have a motivated Eddie Lacy ready to carry the ball. Green Bay brings back a lot of the same faces on both sides of the ball, but the presence of Nelson should buoy the rest of the team. As always, Packers tickets are in the upper echelon as it pertains to prices on the secondary market, but fortunately, fans in Green Bay can at least save some money with cheap Lambeau Field parking on ParkWhiz.com, which has a variety of affordable options all around the stadium.

 

Detroit (7-9) regressed in 2015 after an 11-5 season in 2014 that also resulted in a playoff berth. Several factors, including injuries and free agency departures, affected the Lions last season, but fans may not be in for a smooth bounceback effort this season. All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson, one of the game’s best at his position, pted to retire and Detroit will attempt to fill his void with free-agent acquisitions Marvin Jones and Anquan Boldin. The 35-year-old Boldin is expected to operate from the slot, while Jones will likely be a vertical and end-zone threat. Fans are also hoping for second-year running back Ameer Abdullah to emerge after a lackluster 2015 campaign. Detroit bolstered its offensive line by drafted Ohio State tackle Taylor Decker in the first round, and he’ll bring a physical, mauling style to the unit. Green Bay and Minnesota are clearly the class of the division, but Detroit has enough playmakers to keep things interesting.

Chicago (6-10) is expecting to bounce back under second-year coach John Fox. The Bears’ defense was a weak spot last season, so Chicago added outside linebacker Leonard Floyd in the NFL Draft. Floyd was a proven edge rusher at Georgia, so his presence will likely bolster Chicago’s pass-rushing attack. On offense, Chicago will welcome wide receiver Kevin White to the starting lineup after he missed the 2015 campaign due to injury. White offers a physical, dominant play-making style opposite of Alshon Jeffery. Matt Forte left the Windy City via free agency, so the running back trio of Jeremy Langford, Ka’Deem Carey, and Jordan Howard will help take pressure off of Jay Cutler. Many are expecting a better effort from Chicago this season, so they could be one of the surprise teams in the NFC this year who makes an impact. It’s certainly evident in the secondary ticket market, where Bears fans continue to garner a lot of activity. For instance,  Chicago Bears tickets for the home opener against the Eagles start at $166 on Razorgator. No matter what, Bears fans are always going to show up in bunches, and the club could be a surprise contender when all is said and done.

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NFC South Teams Jockeying To Catch Up To Carolina; Ticket Prices Affordable

Last year, the NFC South produced the conference’s representative in the Super Bowl, the Carolina Panthers, who, despite losing in the big game to Denver, enjoyed a wildly successful season, even flirting with 16-0 perfection. As expected, they’re the odds-on favorites to take the division once again in 2016, but it won’t be easy.

Last year, the NFC South produced the conference’s representative in the Super Bowl, the Carolina Panthers, who, despite losing in the big game to Denver, enjoyed a wildly successful season, even flirting with 16-0 perfection. As expected, they’re the odds-on favorites to take the division once again in 2016, but it won’t be easy. The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, two offensive-powered clubs who are always in the conversation, figure to make a run, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem closer than not to finalizing their rebuilding period, which could put them in contention for a playoff berth as early as this season. Let’s take a look at the potential for each of these organizations in the upcoming campaign.

 

Carolina (15-1) had its best season in franchise history. After a dominant regular season, Carolina defeated Seattle and Arizona in the NFC playoffs before running into Denver’s vaunted pass-rush in the Super Bowl. Von Miller proved to be simply unblockable and Carolina’s offense suffered. Despite the Super Bowl loss, Newton had an MVP season by throwing for a career-high 35 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions. On defense, Carolina’s physical play made it difficult for its opponents. Entering the 2016 season, the Panthers bring a lot of the same faces back on both sides of the ball, but lost Josh Norman in free agency. The Panthers are expecting a talented group of rookie corners to try to fill the void left by Norman as a result. After a year like last season, tickets to see Carolina have predictably gone up across the board, as Newton has them trending towards becoming one of the NFC’s most prestigious franchises. Luckily, even as ticket prices go up on the secondary market, fans can at least save money on their Bank of America Stadium parking by going through ParkWhiz.com, which has numerous cheap parking options all around the venue.

 

Atlanta (8-8) got off to fast 5-1 start last season before crumbling in the second half. Atlanta had issues with its offensive line and on defense, which has become a theme throughout recent years. To help solve its offensive line issues, Atlanta brought in center Alex Mack via free agency. Mack, who was a Pro Bowl center with the Browns, is one of the best at his position in the game and will provide an immediate upgrade. Matt Ryan is still the franchise quarterback in place, still having the luxury of being able to throw to one of football’s best receivers in Julio Jones. He also has running back Devonta Freeman, who enjoyed a nice breakout campaign a year ago, and he’ll also have newcomer Marvin Jones, who was added to improve the receiving corps. Fans that want to secure Atlanta Falcons tickets right away should check out Razorgator, where tickets for Atlanta’s Week 1 matchup against Tampa Bay start at just $32.

 

New Orleans (7-9) easily had one of the worst defenses last season, as always seems to be the case, as their offense continued to put up points on a consistent basis. Led by Sean Payton and Drew Brees, New Orleans has the ability to get into a shootout with any opposing offense — and still come out on top. Brees has enjoyed throwing to young receiver Brandin Cooks, who is coming off an impressive sophomore campaign. This past offseason, the Saints brought in tight end Coby Fleener and drafted wide receiver Michael Thomas, two additional pieces that could help sustain their offensive prowess. Both players offer Brees even more playmakers that can cause mismatches across the field. On defense, New Orleans fired coordinator Rob Ryan and promoted former Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, so there is hope that the Saints can improve considerably on that side of the ball. If they are able to do just that, the Saints could be in a prime position of getting back to the postseason. Fans clearly believe this is so, as Saints tickets are higher-priced on the secondary market compared to most.

Tampa Bay (6-10) had a decent first season with Jameis Winston at the helm. Winston proved to be aggressive and assertive with his playmaking style, and there is optimism he can build on his success as a rookie. Entering his second season, expect Winston to continue developing his rapport with Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans, and his tight ends. Due to his strong working relationship with Winston, the Buccaneers elevated Dirk Koetter to head coach in the offseason. Koetter replaces Lovie Smith and will look to develop Winston much like he did with Matt Ryan when he was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta. On defense, Tampa has a talented array of defensive lineman, not to mention Pro Bowl  middle linebacker Lavonte David, and they’ll certainly need a solid performance from their defense to be able to combat some of the other juggernaut offensive units in the division. Look out for rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves as well. The Bucs have resided mostly towards the bottom of the AFC South, but that could change in 2016, and ticket prices are a relative bargain if they are able to break through.

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Defending Champion Broncos Pacing AFC West With Highest Ticket Prices

Over the next two weeks, TiqIQ and Razorgator will break down ticket prices for each NFL conference ahead of the 2016 season. This week, we'll look at the AFC and each team within.

Coming out of the AFC West, the Denver Broncos not only emerged with another division title a year ago, but

Over the next two weeks, TiqIQ and Razorgator will break down ticket prices for each NFL conference ahead of the 2016 season. This week, we’ll look at the AFC and each team within.

Coming out of the AFC West, the Denver Broncos not only emerged with another division title a year ago, but also with the Super Bowl 50 crown in Peyton Manning’s final game. With The Sheriff now gone for good, things certainly won’t get any easier for Denver, as they must stave off a bevy of competent opponents within the division. Kansas City and Oakland will likely challenge Denver for division supremacy, while San Diego could be a sleeper team with their high-powered offense. Previews for each team are presented below.

Denver (12-4) is the reigning Super Bowl champion, but unlike past Super Bowl champions, the quarterback position is wide open. After losing Manning (retirement) and Brock Osweiler (free agency), Denver will hand the reigns to either Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemen, or Paxton Lynch. Denver’s starting QB will likely manage games by handing the ball off and making smart throws to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. On the other side of the ball, Denver is bringing back the key playmakers from last season’s Super Bowl winning squad. Von Miller will anchor the pass rush, while Chris Harris will lead the secondary. Denver will have several key home games (Indianapolis, Houston, New England), but it’s Week 1 home matchup against Carolina is generating the most interest. On Razorgator, the get-in price for Panthers vs. Broncos tickets is $184. Fans driving to the game can also find cheap parking options for Sports Authority Field at Mile High parking on ParkWhiz.com to help save on costs.

Kansas City (11-5) has made the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, and even won a road playoff game last year, but seems to falter against the league’s best teams. Case in point, the Chiefs lost to New England, 27-20, in the AFC Divisional Round last season. Kansas City played without Jamaal Charles for the majority of the year and his return will likely be a big boost to the offense. Alex Smith, a solid, but not spectacular quarterback, returns and will be tossing passes to prime weapons Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce. On defense, Kansas City lost Sean Smith to Oakland in free agency and won’t have Justin Houston for the start of the season. Add in contract disputes with Eric Berry and this is a team that has some question marks on defense. Kansas City has some tough road games this year (at Carolina, at Pittsburgh, at Indy), so it will need to win at home. In terms of ticket prices, Kansas City’s Week 16 matchup against Denver on Christmas Day is commanding the most attention. On Razorgator, the get-in price for these Kansas City Chiefs tickets is $50, which could end up being a huge steal if the Chiefs are battling with Denver over first place at the end of the campaign.

 

Oakland (7-9) is being billed as one of the ‘sleeper’ teams in the NFL. Armed with a solid young quarterback, wide receiver combination (Derek Carr-Amari Cooper), elite offensive line, and two elite pass-rushers (Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin), Oakland can make some noise this season. Oakland hasn’t made the playoffs since 2002, but this core of talented young players is making fans very hopeful after displaying much promise in the 2015 season. In fact, on the secondary ticket market, fans are equally optimistic. Oakland’s most expensive home is currently its Week 2 meeting against Atlanta. The get-in ticket price for this game is $123.

San Diego (3-13) was abysmal on both sides of the ball last season. The offensive line had trouble run-blocking, while its defense couldn’t stop the run. To make matter worse, San Diego is having trouble getting first-round pick, Joey Bosa under contract. Bosa, who was an elite defender at Ohio State, would bring a sense of urgency and stability to this defense. On offense, Philip Rivers gets back offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. In 2013, Rivers had a career year with Whisenhunt as the offensive coordinator, so fans are hoping he can help restore some magic. Rivers will be supported by a healthy Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates, a player who only needs 8 TDs to break Tony Gonzalez’s TD record. Additionally, he’ll be throwing to newcomer Travis Benjamin, who could turn out to be a huge factor for the club. Chargers tickets used to be a sought after item, and if they can return to old form, that will certainly be the case in 2016, with this potentially being the last season the Chargers play in San Diego.

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Expect Physical Games, High Ticket Prices When AFC North Foes Square Off

Over the next two weeks, TiqIQ and Razorgator will break down ticket prices for each NFL conference ahead of the 2016 season. This week, we'll look at the AFC and each team within.

 

The start of the NFL season is less than five weeks away, which means that players and coaches are

Over the next two weeks, TiqIQ and Razorgator will break down ticket prices for each NFL conference ahead of the 2016 season. This week, we’ll look at the AFC and each team within.

 

The start of the NFL season is less than five weeks away, which means that players and coaches are eagerly preparing for the start of the season while fans start securing tickets for their favorite teams. In the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals will seek to defend their divisional crown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, and Cleveland Browns. Previews for each team are presented below.

 

While Cincinnati (12-4) played extremely well during the regular season, playoff blunders stick in the minds of its fans. In its postseason Wild Card Game against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati rallied from a 15-0 deficit to take a late-game lead, but stupid penalties by Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict gave the game away. Cincinnati will have to wait until December 18 for another home meeting against Pittsburgh at Paul Brown Stadium, but fans can lock up tickets today by checking out Razorgator., where Steelers vs. Bengals tickets start at $68. Fans driving to the game can also find cheap parking options for Paul Brown Stadium parking on ParkWhiz.com. Entering the 2016 season, Cincinnati opted to change some of their supporting cast, but the main difference makers return. Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones left via free agency, but were replaced with Brandon LaFell and rookie Tyler Boyd. Safety Reggie Nelson also departed in free agency. There are some questions surrounding Tyler Eifert’s ankle, so expect AJ Green to be the focal point of the offense for the early part of the season. Cincinnati once again has playoff expectations, but fans (and management) desperately seek a playoff win.

 

Pittsburgh (10-6), a team that earned a Wild Card berth last season, had a turbulent 2015 season that was capped off with an unfortunate loss in Denver in the AFC Divisional Round. Early in the season, Pittsburgh lost Le’Veon Bell to a torn ACL and one of Bell’s backups, Fitzgerald Toussaint, fumbled away a potential road playoff win in Denver. Pittsburgh will start the season without Bell, who is serving a four-game suspension. Prior to Bell’s suspension, Pittsburgh lost Martavis Bryant to a season-long, drug-related suspension. Once again, the offensive workload will fall on the shoulders of Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown. Pittsburgh has intense rivalries against all AFC North foes, but it’s rivalry with Cincinnati has intensified in recent years. In Week 3, Pittsburgh will welcome Cincinnati to Heinz Field and tickets are commanding premiums on the secondary market. On Razorgator, Bengals vs. Steelers tickets start at $125.

 

Baltimore (5-11) struggled with a multitude of injuries last season, but will look to bounce back in 2016.  The Ravens opted to retool its offense by signing Mike Wallace and Ben Watson to a core that already features Joe Flacco, Steve Smith, and Terrell Suggs. Baltimore’s main core is rapidly aging, but this group of players is experienced and plays with a lot of pride. The club’s most expensive home game, in terms of get-in ticket price, is a home tilt against the rival in Steelers on November 6. The get-in price for this game is $125.

 

Cleveland (3-13) once again finished last in the AFC North, but a retooled coaching staff, front office and strong draft class has many feeling optimistic. Ex-Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson accepted Cleveland’s head-coaching position and will look to bring over principles that made Cincinnati’s offense successful. In addition, Cleveland hired baseball guru, Paul DePodesta to oversee its personnel decisions. With DePodesta in the fold, Cleveland opted to trade down in the NFL Draft in an effort to acquire more picks. Cleveland added wide receiver Corey Coleman in the NFL Draft, so look for him to make an instant impact for new quarterback Robert Griffin III, not to mention Josh Gordon when he is expected to return in Week 5. Expectations are not high for the franchise this year but there’s more pieces in place now to make a run and surprise the majority.

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Familiar Franchises Top List Of NFL’s Priciest Games In 2016

NFL Training Camps have started and the first preseason games are only one week away! While preseason games technically don’t have an impact on teams in the standings, talent evaluation for coaches and timing between players is key.

Even before teams showed up for training camp, fans have already started identifying top games

NFL Training Camps have started and the first preseason games are only one week away! While preseason games technically don’t have an impact on teams in the standings, talent evaluation for coaches and timing between players is key.

Even before teams showed up for training camp, fans have already started identifying top games on the schedule, and prices on the secondary market have reflected demand for each game. During the regular season, ticket prices tend to fluctuate since each team only has eight home games, so opportunities to see your favorite team are limited. Playoff games tend to command the highest prices, but premium matchups during the regular season drive demand on the secondary ticket market. Five of the top regular season contests are presented below.

9/18 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings | US Bank Stadium | Get-in: $317

The Minnesota Vikings will open U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, September 18, against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. After last season’s brutal home playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, expect the fans to show up in full force for this NFC North showdown. Fans that want to attend this game can check out Razorgator, where Packers vs. Vikings tickets start at $317, which is Minnesota’s highest get-in ticket price during the regular season. This game will likely have an impact on the NFC North race, so expect a competitive game between these two teams.

10/16 Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots | Gillette Stadium | Get-in: $251

The most expensive ticket price on New England’s home slate in a Week 6 showdown against the Bengals. More importantly, this will be Tom Brady’s first home game of the season. New England has won five of its last six games against Cincinnati, including a 43-17 drubbing of the Bengals in 2014. Fans that want to go this can find Cincinnati vs. New England Patriots tickets starting at $251 on Razorgator, which is the second highest mark on this slate of top games.

11/13 Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots | Gillette Stadium | Get-in: $224

Another Super Bowl rematch is scheduled for this season. The Seattle Seahawks will travel to Gillette Stadium to face the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl 49 rematch. Super Bowl 49 is considered to be one of the most entertaining games in NFL history, and more likely than not, both teams will have that showdown in mind when they go at it in a crucial game in the first half of November. Thus, it could end up being one of the top contests of the 2016 season as well. Seahawks vs. Patriots tickets start at $224, which is New England’s second most expensive get-in ticket price at home this season. While it’s certainly pricey, fans can at least save money on their Gillette Stadium parking if they elect to use ParkWhiz.com.

10/2 Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers | Levi’s Stadium | Get-in: $176

The Dallas Cowboys will travel to Levi’s Stadium for a Week 4 matchup against the 49ers. These two long-time rivals have squared off in six NFC Championship games, four of which were won by the 49ers. San Francisco holds a 17-16-1 lead in its all-time series against Dallas, but these two teams are currently in different places; Dallas is expected to contend for the NFC East, while San Francisco is rebuilding under head coach Chip Kelly. Still, premiums are being commanded on the secondary market, as many might expect given the history of this rivalry. On Razorgator, Dallas vs. San Francisco tickets start at $176.

9/8 Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos | Sports Authority Field | Get-in: $161

A rematch of last year’s Super Bowl will take place on Opening Night as the Carolina Panthers travel to Denver to face the reigning Super Bowl champion Broncos. Denver embarrassed Cam Newton and Co. in Super Bowl 50; Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was all over Newton and registered five solo tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. There are some question marks surrounding Denver’s quarterback, but many expect Mark Sanchez to lead the offense in Week 1. The get-in ticket price for this game is $161, which is the fifth highest ticket price on this slate of top games.

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Wisconsin-LSU at Lambeau, International Games Fueling Early Excitement for 2016 College Football Season

Don’t look now, but the start of the 2016 College Football season is just a mere three months away. Little was left to the imagination during

Don’t look now, but the start of the 2016 College Football season is just a mere three months away. Little was left to the imagination during last year’s Championship Game, as the Alabama Crimson Tide stormed back in the fourth quarter to beat the Clemson Tigers, and excitement for the upcoming season has been building since.

The upcoming season will be filled with big games, notable players, and a growing sense of international appeal. While college football returns to Australia for the first time in more than 30 years, Ireland will also host an early-season matchup between Boston College and Georgia Tech. Both games are among the most anticipated of the year, but in terms of resale ticket demand, it will be an Opening Week meeting between Wisconsin and LSU at Lambeau Field that owns the most expensive prices on the secondary market.

The Badgers went a promising 10-3 in 2015 but could not hold a candle to the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten, who waltzed to the Conference Championship before losing to Michigan State. They’ll open the season in grand style at nearby Lambeau Field, and tickets are already garnering big resale prices. According to TiqIQ the average price for Wisconsin vs LSU tickets is now a hefty $714.17. The cheapest ticket is listed from $360.

Lambeau will be the site of many big games through the winter months, whether housing college teams or the illustrious Green Bay Packers, but there exists a special fervor around the international games at the start at the end of the summer. 11 games have been held outside the U.S. since the 2007 season, and the NCAA’s latest expansion is slated to bring California and Hawaii to ANZ Stadium in Sydney on August 27.

Not since a 1985 meeting between USC and Oregon has college football landed down under, and it’s likely that many fans will be making the long trek to be on hand in late August. Hotels in Sydney near ANZ Stadium will be in high demand over the coming months, so booking now will yield the most options and best rates.

Just a week later, Dublin will be the site a Boston College-Georgia Tech game at Aviva Stadium. What is being called the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, the game is set to be the sixth college football game held in Dublin since 1988 and just the second ever at Aviva Stadium. Plenty of tickets still exist for the game on the primary market and prices starting from €35. Traveling costs aside, the Week 2 matchup may be one of the best deals of the season considering the overseas appeal in Ireland’s capital city.

So what’s the hold up? Whether planning on a trip to Green Bay or across the world to Australia, there are plenty of reasons to get excited for this year’s college football season. Snag some tickets, book a flight and hotel, and take in all that 2016 has to offer.

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With Prices Falling and Travel Still Cheap, Now Is The Time To Buy Super Bowl 50 Tickets

As one prolific career comes to an end, another may soon be defined in Santa Clara. There is little history between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton, but the two quarterbacks will go head-to-head for the NFL’s ultimate glory at Levi’s Stadium Sunday night. And while the milestone game is sure to draw fans from all

As one prolific career comes to an end, another may soon be defined in Santa Clara. There is little history between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton, but the two quarterbacks will go head-to-head for the NFL’s ultimate glory at Levi’s Stadium Sunday night. And while the milestone game is sure to draw fans from all across the globe, ticket prices are continuing to fall in the days leading up to kickoff.

According to TiqIQ, the average price for Super Bowl 50 tickets is now $4,835.55 on the secondary market. That marks a 21.6% drop on average from last Tuesday’s median price of $6,167.36. The cheapest available ticket is now $2,993, down 14.4% from last week’s $3,497 get-in price.

So why are prices for Super Bowl 50 tickets plummeting as the game draws closer? It could be due to the increase in ticket inventory following the conclusion of the Championship Round, or perhaps a universal lull in excitement. FiveThirty Eight’s Elo-based Super Bowl model shows the Carolina Panthers as heavy favorites to claim their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history, and with Manning continuing to nurse a nagging left foot in the worst statistical season of his career, the odds appear to be in Carolina’s favor.

The opportunity to save doesn’t end with ticket prices. Travel arrangements to and from Santa Clara can still be made for relatively cheap on Hipmunk.com, which offers the best deals on flights and hotels to Super Bowl 50. The cheapest roundtrip flight from Charlotte to San Francisco, which departs on Friday, February 5 and returns Monday, February 8, is now $712.70 via American Airlines. Traveling from Denver will be even cheaper, with JetBlue offering the least expensive roundtrip flight to San Francisco for $610.20.

Plenty of hotels still exist both in the San Francisco and Santa Clara areas as well. If willing to make the trip south, San Francisco hotels on Hipmunk start from just $48 per night this weekend. Three-star hotels and up can be found from $169 each night.

It will be pricier to stay in Santa Clara, but deals still exist for those hell-bent on keeping a close proximity to Levi’s Stadium. Hotels in Santa Clara on Hipmunk start from $162 each night this weekend on Hipmunk. Many of the hotels that are still available in the Santa Clara area are rated three stars and up, so comfort is still in the cards if making last-minute plans to the milestone game.

The Broncos and Panthers last faced each other in Charlotte during the 2012 regular season. Manning bested Newton en route to a 36-14 victory, throwing for 301 passing yards and a touchdown while Newton threw for two touchdowns and two interceptions. Newton has greatly matured since his last meeting with Manning, however, and has both the poise and skill to keep Manning from his elusive second Super Bowl ring.

It is unknown if Manning will hang it up for good following his appearance in Super Bowl 50, but a win on the NFL’s biggest stage would certainly be a fitting curtain call to a career bound for Canton. And with ticket prices continuing to nosedive, being a part of history may not have to break the bank.

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Pro Bowl Returns To Hawaii For Final Game Before Monumental Super Bowl 50

After a brief hiatus holding the National Football League's annual All-Star game at the site of the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl is back in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium, celebrating the best players of the 2015 NFL season. And it's literally the most star-packed in the history of the event, featuring 133 players that

After a brief hiatus holding the National Football League’s annual All-Star game at the site of the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl is back in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium, celebrating the best players of the 2015 NFL season. And it’s literally the most star-packed in the history of the event, featuring 133 players that were either voted into the Pro Bowl or selected as an alternate.

Of course, not all 133 players will be participating in the event, as many turned down the event either due to injury or lack of interest. Plus, there’s also that stipulation that players from teams who will be in the Super Bowl one week later cannot participate in the game. The Carolina Panthers had an NFL-high 10 players tabbed to play in the event, while the Denver Broncos had four, so those individuals are ineligible for this special All-Star contest.

In turn, it’s a chance to see some of the sport’s brightest and most promising up-and-coming players that otherwise wouldn’t be sharing this stage with the league’s most established stars. Quarterbacks like Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, and Teddy Bridgewater — three youngsters with high potential to be franchise quarterbacks in the years to come — will now be lacing up the cleats alongside the likes of proven winners Eli Manning and Russell Wilson.

It’s reasons like this excitement surrounding Pro Bowl tickets has increased. For those looking to celebrate the 2015 NFL season one last time before Super Bowl 50 kicks off in San Francisco, Hipmunk.com has everything for fans to make the trip and create the perfect football getaway. They have cheap Honolulu flights from a variety of different airlines, while also featuring affordable hotel rooms in Honolulu within close proximity of Aloha Stadium that start at just $79.

It’s not just the quarterback position that will implement an infusion of talented youth. At running back, there is Latavius Murray and Todd Gurley, a pair of young players who could very well be the class of their position in the near-future, getting the chance to team up with established studs like Adrian Peterson and Doug Martin. At receiver, you have young studs like Amari Cooper and Allen Robinson who have blossomed so early on, now being able to share the primetime stage with elite wide receivers like Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr., and DeAndre Hopkins.

Of course, it’s not just about the offense, as you get the same unique blend of talent on the defensive side of the ball as well. There’s Clay Matthews, Richard Sherman, Charles Woodson, and NaVorro Bowman representing the old guard, while newcomers like Everson Griffen, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Lavonte David get the chance to participate thanks to late openings.

The format of the game will continue in the fashion that debuted back in the 2014 Pro Bowl, with each team being selected and captained by two NFL Hall-of-Famers. That would be Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin, two of the top receivers of all-time, while Darren Woodson and Eric Davis garner the honors of being co-captains.

When the two teams take the field on Jan. 31, one thing will be for certain: there will be plenty of star-power on hand participating in one of the most fun football bouts of the entire year. As is always the case, there should be plenty of offense on display, which is just one of the many reasons people tune into the Pro Bowl annually.

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Arizona Hosts Cheapest Game Of Divisional Round Against Green Bay

On the secondary market, three of the four games in the NFL’s Divisional Round this weekend have average ticket prices between $350 and $425, but one game stands alone as the only matchup with an average ticket price below the $300 level and it’s the matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay

On the secondary market, three of the four games in the NFL’s Divisional Round this weekend have average ticket prices between $350 and $425, but one game stands alone as the only matchup with an average ticket price below the $300 level and it’s the matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers.

The Cardinals earned the No. 2 seed in the NFC behind the Carolina Panthers and watched the NFC Wild Card from home as they earned a bye. The No. 5 seeded Packers went into Washington D.C and defeated the Redskins at FedExField to move onto the second weekend of the NFL playoffs.

According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price for entrance into the University of Phoenix Stadium is $261.42 with a get-in price of $99 and the prices and still showing signs of decline. On January 10th the average ticket price was $383.90 but fell for three consecutive days before evening out. On January 12th the average price for Cardinals tickets was $304.31 and fell below the $300 level for the first time on January 13th when the recorded price was $255.44.

For comparison’s sake, the game ranking third out of the four games is the Denver Broncos home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field At Mile High has an average ticket price of $358.11 with a get-in price of $139.

Out-of-town Cardinals fans can get to the stadium for NFL playoff action by using Hipmunk.com to book a flight to Phoenix. Enjoy the entire playoff weekend by extending the stay with a Phoenix hotel through Hipmunk, which has available options near the stadium or the airport starting from $53 per night.

The Cardinals are hoping their second meeting with the Packers went as well as their first go around three weeks ago when the Cardinals dominated the Packers in Week 16 by a final score of 38-8. The Cardinals will host the NFC Championship Game only if the Panthers were to fall to the Seattle Seahawks. If the Cardinals and Panthers both prevail, the Cardinals will head to Bank of America Stadium to be within one win of attending Super Bowl 50.

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Denver Tickets on Secondary Market Rank Third Out Of Four Games For NFL Divisional Round

Earlier this week the Denver Broncos had the most expensive secondary market tickets for the NFL’s Divisional Round, but with the market fluctuating in the days leading up to the game, it now ranks third out of the four games being played.

Before diving into the ticket information, the Broncos are

Earlier this week the Denver Broncos had the most expensive secondary market tickets for the NFL’s Divisional Round, but with the market fluctuating in the days leading up to the game, it now ranks third out of the four games being played.

Before diving into the ticket information, the Broncos are the No. 1 seed in the AFC after a thrilling final two weeks that had the Broncos winning two games, the New England Patriots losing two games and Peyton Manning retaking the starting quarterback spot.

Their opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, were involved in perhaps the most controversial game of the NFL’s opening playoff weekend. With multiple incidents involving coaches and players contacting each other, two late personal foul flags and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leaving and reentering the game on the final drive of the game; it was the central focus of the Wild Card Round.

With a hurt Roethlisberger, the status of star wide receiver Antonio Brown in question in addition to running back DeAngelo Williams, Denver’s defense should have a golden opportunity to take advantage of a hobbled Steelers team.

On the secondary market, Broncos tickets rank third in the four games being played this weekend. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price is $358.11 with a get-in price of $139, as the price has fallen for five consecutive days. On January 9th the average ticket price was $517.98 and by January 13th the average ticket price had fallen to $360.69.

With the declining prices, it is trending towards fans of either team waiting until the very last minute to purchase tickets on the secondary market for the event. It makes the event much more accessible for fans not from the area that have to travel to Sports Authority Field At Mile High to take in NFL playoff action live and in person. Denver flights through Hipmunk.com can be booked through most major airline carriers and Hipmunk provides a Denver hotel guide to create the most economical trip available.

Being the No. 1 seed, the Broncos would play at home for the AFC Championship Game if they were to advance. They would host either the Kansas City Chiefs or New England Patriots who play one day earlier on January 16th.

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Patriots Tickets Are Most Expensive On Secondary Market For NFL Divisional Round

The fans of the New England Patriots are used to providing a home field advantage in the NFL playoffs and if ticket prices on the secondary market mean anything, it may be the most jacked up crowd in the NFL’s Divisional Round.

Their opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, extended their winning

The fans of the New England Patriots are used to providing a home field advantage in the NFL playoffs and if ticket prices on the secondary market mean anything, it may be the most jacked up crowd in the NFL’s Divisional Round.

Their opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, extended their winning streak to 11 games after dominating their AFC Wild Card Round matchup against the Houston Texans on the road. The Chiefs led from the first play of the game to the last, returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown en route to a 30-0 blowout win. The Chiefs now have to travel to Gillette Stadium on Saturday, January 16th to face the No. 2 seed in the AFC.

With a bye week, the Patriots rested some of their ailing players that provide depth to both the linebacking corp and offensive line. The Patriots will also have the services of a major cog on offense, as wide receiver Julian Edelman returns from nearly a 10-week absence.

Of the four games being played this week, Patriots tickets are the most expensive according to ticket aggregator TiqIQ.com. The average ticket price is $418.08 with a get-in price of $166, which is less than they were after the final regular season game. On January 4th the average ticket price was $440.43 and rose slightly to $449.40 on January 10th (the day after the Chiefs victory). In January, the average ticket price reached a high of $468.08 on the 12th but has dropped $50 through this week.

It is the only matchup in the Division Round that has an average ticket price over the $400 level, as the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks matchup ranks second with an average ticket price of $390.15 and a get-in price of $156.

Patriots fans outside of the local area can book a Boston flight through Hipmunk.com for Saturday afternoon’s game. Hipmunk also has available Boston hotels starting from $99 per night, which provides multiple viable options to get to and from the stadium.

Saturday’s matchup will be the only Patriots home game of the postseason unless the Denver Broncos fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Secondary Market Panthers Tickets Nearing $400 Average Price for NFC Divisional Round

The Carolina Panthers were at home resting, watching the tight game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks to determine who their Division Round opponent would be. As Blair Walsh missed a game-winning field goal, the Panthers opponent would be the team that appeared in back-to-back Super Bowls.

As the No.

The Carolina Panthers were at home resting, watching the tight game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks to determine who their Division Round opponent would be. As Blair Walsh missed a game-winning field goal, the Panthers opponent would be the team that appeared in back-to-back Super Bowls.

As the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Panthers have two home games if they were to reach the Super Bowl. On the secondary market, Panthers tickets are the second most expensive out of the four games being played in the NFL’s second playoff weekend. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price is $390.15 with a get-in price of $156 only behind the New England Patriots game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which is the only game with an average ticket price over $400.

Panthers tickets did have an average price above $400 when the final regular season game was finished and remained that way until just recently: on January 4th the average ticket price was $458.83, on January 11th the average price was $445.94 and it fell below the $400 mark for the first time on January 13th when it was $387.70.

Fans of either team can get to Bank of America Stadium by using Hipmunk.com to book a Charlotte flight. To pair with the flight, Hipmunk has Charlotte hotels near the airport or stadium.

The two teams met earlier in the year, with Cam Newton constructing a game-winning drive with less than a minute remaining to defeat Seattle at CenturyLink Stadium for one of their signature wins this season. The two teams are still to build a competitive history, as Seattle eliminated the Panthers from last season’s playoffs by a final score of 31-17.

If Carolina were to advance, they would host the NFC Championship Game against either the Arizona Cardinals or Green Bay Packers. The Panthers defeated the Packers earlier in the season, winning 37-29 at home on November 8th.

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College Football’s Opening Weekend Stacked With Quality Non-Conference Matchups

The second College Football Championship Game didn’t disappoint, as the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers gave in a thrilling performance that involved the teams trading blows until the very end. The Crimson Tide claimed their fourth National Championship in the past seven years, putting Alabama head coach Nick Saban in the

The second College Football Championship Game didn’t disappoint, as the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers gave in a thrilling performance that involved the teams trading blows until the very end. The Crimson Tide claimed their fourth National Championship in the past seven years, putting Alabama head coach Nick Saban in the discussion for being one of the greatest coaches the sport has ever seen.

Less than 24 hours removed from the National Championship Game, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and some of the top matchups fans are looking forward to. For next season, college football fans don’t have to look past the sport’s opening weekend to enjoy some of the biggest non-conference matchups of the season for a multitude of teams. With secondary market ticket information provided by TotallyTickets.com, below are a few of the top-priced college football games during next season’s opening weekend.

9/3/2016 | Texas A&M Aggies vs. UCLA Bruins | Kyle Field | Average Price: $778.39 | Get-in Price: $161

9/3/2016 | West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Missouri Tigers | Mountaineer Field At Milan Puskar Stadium | Average Price: $706.34 | Get-in Price: $115

Two SEC and Big 12 schools take the top two spots on the secondary market for college football’s opening weekend as Texas A&M hosts UCLA and West Virginia hosts Missouri with average ticket prices coming in at over $700. The Aggies will have the tougher opponent in UCLA, who should be one of the Pac 12 favorites next season with starting quarterback Josh Rosen returning.

9/3/2016 | Texas Longhorns vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish | Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium | Average Price: $636.988 | Get-in Price: $244

9/3/2016 | Georgia Bulldogs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels | Georgia Dome | Average Price: $521.54 | Get-in Price: $225

9/3/2016 | Auburn Tigers vs. Clemson Tigers | Jordan-Hare Stadium | Average Price: $503.87 | Get-in Price: $194

Clemson will be in the mix for a National Championship again next season with quarterback Deshaun Watson returning. They’ll have a stiff test in their first game of the season as they’ll play consecutive games against SEC opponents when they take on Auburn on the road with an average ticket price of $503.87 and a get-in price of $194. Other notable non-conference matchups with average ticket prices ranging from $500 to $700 is Texas hosting Notre Dame and Georgia (with new coach Kirby Smart) hosting North Carolina.

9/3/2016 | Wisconsin Badgers vs. LSU Tigers | Lambeau Field | Average Price: $472.35 | Get-in Price: $180

9/3/2016 | Oklahoma Sooners vs. Houston Cougars | NRG Stadium | Average Price: $258.58 | Get-in Price: $47

One of college football’s best stories this past season was the revival of the Houston program under head coach Tom Herman. They’ll continue to test themselves against top of the line competition when they take on Oklahoma at the home of the Houston Texans, NRG Stadium. On the secondary market, Sooners tickets have an average price of $258.58 with a get-in price of $47.

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Redskins Vs Packers Tickets Are Most Expensive Of Wild Card Round, Averaging Over $300 On Secondary Market

43 years have passed since the Washington Redskins last played the Green Bay Packers in the postseason. Since that time the two franchises have compiled five Super Bowl championships, with the Packers claiming the most recent title in 2010. And while one team will continue its journey to Santa Clara by Monday morning,

43 years have passed since the Washington Redskins last played the Green Bay Packers in the postseason. Since that time the two franchises have compiled five Super Bowl championships, with the Packers claiming the most recent title in 2010. And while one team will continue its journey to Santa Clara by Monday morning, Sunday’s game in the nation’s capital is generating the most expensive ticket prices on the secondary market during the wild card round.

According to TiqIQ the average price for NFC Wild Card Redskins vs Packers tickets is currently $337.55. Though still the most expensive game this weekend that average is down 16% on average over the last three days, which peaked at $402.61 on Monday. No other wild card game this weekend will exceed the $300 average.

The cheapest ticket is now listed for $187, which is up considerably from earlier in the week. On Monday the get-in price was $143, marking a 30.8% climb since.

Such a high price point is likely due to the two teams meeting for the first time this season. Of all four wild card games this weekend it is the only game not serving as a rematch from earlier in the season. Combine that fact with the Redskins first playoff game in three years and there exists a recipe for big ticket demand on the secondary market.

Of course, there is opportunity to save while planning the trip to D.C. this weekend. Travel arrangements on Hipmunk.com offer the best deals on flights and hotels from anywhere in the country. Hotels in Washington, D.C. start from just $46 each night this weekend while four-star hotels start from $75 per night.

The teams will take the field this weekend in the midst of very different streaks to end the regular season. Winners of their last four games the Redskins will have the support of a home crowd against the bumbling Packers, who have lost their last two games and limp into the postseason with a 4-6 record over the last 10 games.

It appears that momentum is also in favor of Kirk Cousins under center. The 27-year-old has been near flawless over the last three weeks, posting 860 passing yards and 11 touchdowns over that time. Aaron Rodgers heads to D.C. with modest numbers over his last three games, compiling just three touchdowns and three picks in an otherwise forgettable end to the regular season.

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Hedge My Ticket Could Change the Way Super Bowl Tickets Are Purchased

There will be four NFL games this weekend as we enter the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. Many believe this weekend, as well as the Divisional Round of the playoffs, are some of the best sports weekends of the year, and ticket prices are certainly indicative of that thought.  Each game

There will be four NFL games this weekend as we enter the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. Many believe this weekend, as well as the Divisional Round of the playoffs, are some of the best sports weekends of the year, and ticket prices are certainly indicative of that thought.  Each game this weekend is at least 25-30% more expensive than the regular season average price for each team and we can only expect those numbers to rise as the playoffs continue.

Currently, the most expensive game will take place Sunday afternoon when the Washington Redskins host the Green Bay Packers.  The average ticket price on the secondary market according to TiqIQ.com is $386 with the cheapest ticket available at $156.  The Texans vs. Chiefs matchup has the second highest average price at $294, followed by Bengals vs. Steelers at $207 and Vikings vs. Seahawks at $132.

And those prices will only escalate as we get closer and closer to the completion of the NFL playoffs.  The Super Bowl will be the most expensive game of the year if the past is any indication with last year’s average price above $4,500 after the two conference champions were decided, peaking at $11,000 the weekend before the game.

With so much uncertainty regarding who will be in the Super Bowl and how much tickets will cost once the participants are determined, it’s become increasingly more difficult for fans to purchase tickets.  However, a new company called Hedge My Ticket is looking to provide a service that will enable fans the opportunity to purchase Super Bowl tickets weeks, even months, in advance, without knowing who will be in the game.

Hedge My Ticket allows fans to purchase Super Bowl tickets right now and will receive a full refund if the fan’s team does not make the Super Bowl.  How it works is you select the team that you would like to see play in the Super Bowl, and choose the category seating (upper or lower level) as well as the number of seats (1 or 2). Hedge My Ticket provides a range of prices for those tickets and you commit to purchase the ticket at that price range.

Once that has taken place, Hedge My Ticket reviews their purchase orders for the remaining teams that can still make the Super Bowl and searches for a ticket purchase “match”. Once a match has been made, Hedge My Ticket utilizes their partnerships with StubHub and the official NFL Ticket Exchange to purchase tickets that are fully guaranteed, so there is zero percent chance of the ticket order not being fulfilled.

After the match has taken place, you would pay a 50% deposit and a non-refundable hedging fee.  Then, all you need to do is wait and see if your team makes the big game.  If so, you’ll pay the remaining 50% and you have a Super Bowl ticket.  If your team loses, you’ll receive the deposit back.

For the first time, fans will be able to purchase market-rate Super Bowl tickets well before the two teams are decided.  In addition, it protects fans from the market completely rising, such as last year.  The get-in price escalated last year from $2,500 in the weeks leading up to the game, all the way up to $10,000 the day of the game.  Fans can lock in a price now, before the market get extremely volatile.

This is an especially interesting service for teams that have fan bases that historically travel very well. For example, the New England Patriots (9-2 odds to win the Super Bowl, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook), Denver Broncos (5-1 odds), Seattle Seahawks (5-1 odds), and the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-1 odds) have four of the best odds to win the Super Bowl this year.  The Seahawks and Steelers will have to win three games to get to the Super Bowl, as opposed to the Broncos and Patriots needing to win just two, but the odds makers clearly think both teams are talented enough to get there.

Though they have one of the longest odds at 40-1 to get to the Super Bowl, the Washington Redskins would be a very interesting hedge as well. Washington has not been to the Super Bowl since 1991 so if they do find a way to make it, there will be many, many fans looking to descend upon Santa Clara to see them play.

Overall, the Super Bowl ticket market has been one of the murkier markets for fans to navigate.  With extreme volatility in prices, as well as the fact that the participants are not known until fourteen days beforehand, it’s been a very difficult process for die-hard fans.  Hedge My Ticket may just be able to make buying Super Bowl tickets as easy for fans as if it were any other game.

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Vikings-Seahawks Is Cheapest Wild Card Game This Season

Sub-zero temperatures won’t be enough to stop the surging Minnesota Vikings this Sunday, who set to host their first playoff game in six years against the Seattle Seahawks. With fans anticipating freezing conditions at TCF Bank Stadium, some comfort can be found on the secondary ticket market as prices continue to drop in

Sub-zero temperatures won’t be enough to stop the surging Minnesota Vikings this Sunday, who set to host their first playoff game in six years against the Seattle Seahawks. With fans anticipating freezing conditions at TCF Bank Stadium, some comfort can be found on the secondary ticket market as prices continue to drop in the days leading up to kickoff.

Sunday afternoon’s game is already the cheapest of the four Wild Card games, and it is reaching new lows through Wednesday afternoon. According to TiqIQ the average secondary market price for NFC Wild Card Vikings vs Seahawks tickets is now $114.55, marking a 34% tumble from Tuesday’s average of $173.59 and a 38.7% drop from Sunday’s $187.07 average. It is the only Wild Card game this season that falls below the $200 average and will likely drop under $100 before the weekend.

If looking to just get past the gates on Sunday the cheapest ticket is currently listed for $58. That has fallen $7 from Monday’s get-in price of $65.

Plenty of savings can also be found on traveling arrangements to and from Minneapolis this weekend. Hipmunk.com offers the best deals on flights and hotels around Sunday’s game. While flights can be arranged from anywhere in the country Minneapolis hotels on Hipmunk start from just $45 each night this weekend. Airbnb listings can be found from just $39 per night.

The two teams met during Week 13 in Minneapolis, where the Seahawks took a decisive 38-7 victory over the Vikings. That game owned a secondary market average of $137.27, which makes this Sunday’s game 16.5% cheaper on average. That is especially noteworthy for a playoff game, as more often than not postseason games are significantly more expensive. The get-in price for that game was $65.

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Bengals Vs Steelers Wild Card Tickets Now Averaging Over $200 On Secondary Market

Call it luck or the stars aligning just right, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will play on in January. The odds were stacked against the Black and Gold entering Week 17, but a win over the Cleveland Browns and help from the bumbling New York Jets allowed them to punch their ticket to the

Call it luck or the stars aligning just right, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will play on in January. The odds were stacked against the Black and Gold entering Week 17, but a win over the Cleveland Browns and help from the bumbling New York Jets allowed them to punch their ticket to the AFC Wild Card game this Saturday. They’ll face the Andy Dalton-less Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium, and ticket prices are increasing on the secondary market.

According to TiqIQ the average price for AFC Wild Card Bengals vs Steelers tickets is currently $207.37, which is 9% higher than Monday’s average of $190.27. It is now the third Wild Card game this weekend to eclipse the $200 average on the secondary market. Only Sunday’s Vikings-Seahawks game falls below that number at an average price of $132.05.

The cheapest ticket price is also climbing in the days leading up to kickoff. The get-in price for Saturday’s game is now $108, up 17.4% from Monday’s price of $92. Vikings vs Seahawks tickets are the cheapest among all Wild Card games at a starting price of $59.

If still making plans to attend Saturday’s showdown in Cincinnati, Hipmunk.com offers the best rates on both flight and hotel arrangements. While flights can be booked from anywhere in the country Cincinnati hotels on Hipmunk.com start from just $55 each night this weekend.

The Bengals and Steelers last met in Cincinnati during Week 14, where the Steelers claimed a decisive 33-20 victory on the road. That game would prove costly to the Bengals in more ways than one after losing Dalton to a fractured thumb. Tickets for the Week 14 matchup averaged $170.91 on the secondary market, making this weekend’s game 21.3% more expensive. The cheapest ticket available during that game was $65.

Dalton has yet to return to the field and will again sit during Saturday’s game. Backup A.J. McCarron has held his own, however, guiding the team to a 2-1 record over his three starts this season. He’ll get the nod in his first playoff start this weekend against a Steelers defense ranked #21 in the league with 363.1yards allowed per game.

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Texans and Chiefs Open Wild Card Round This Saturday, Ticket Prices Increasing On Secondary Market

Wild Card Weekend is here, and the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs get things started at NRG Stadium Saturday afternoon. Both teams are riding big win streaks into the postseason, with the 11-5 Chiefs collecting 10 straight victories and the 9-7 Texans winners of their last three. One streak will come to

Wild Card Weekend is here, and the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs get things started at NRG Stadium Saturday afternoon. Both teams are riding big win streaks into the postseason, with the 11-5 Chiefs collecting 10 straight victories and the 9-7 Texans winners of their last three. One streak will come to a screeching halt this weekend, however, and ticket prices have continued to rise on the secondary market in the days leading up to the game.

According to TiqIQ the average secondary market price for AFC Wild Card Texans vs Chiefs tickets is now $290.35. That marks a 10.8% jump from Monday’s average of $262.11. However, Saturday’s game is still cheaper than the two teams’ Week 1 meeting in Houston. That game owned an average price of $302.62, making this Saturday’s affair 4% less expensive on average.

If looking just to get past the gates this weekend the cheapest ticket available is currently listed for $129. That is 9.3% higher than Monday’s get-in price of $118. The cheapest ticket at NRG Stadium during Week 1 was $101, which makes this weekend’s game 27.7% more expensive.

Planning on driving to the game? Use ParkWhiz.com for the best deals on NRG Stadium parking. Avoid the lofty fees outside the stadium by searching independent lots within walking distance. The cheapest NRG Stadium parking on ParkWhiz starts from $33 this weekend.

Both teams rely heavily on their defensive game, and Saturday’s game is expected to be a low-scoring affair. J.J. Watt highlights a Texans team that allowed an AFC South-best 313 points this season while the Chiefs showcase left tackle Eric Fisher, who is in the midst of the best season of his three-year career. Houston left tackle Duane Brown will miss the rest of the season with a torn quad, which will like jeopardize the effectiveness of an already challenged Texans offense.

The Texans will make their third postseason appearance since incepting into the league in 2002. They have won both Wild Card games they played in in 2011 and 2012 but would fall in the Divisional Round the following week both years. The Chiefs have failed to record a playoff win since the 1993 season, making seven first-round exits since that time.

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Seahawks Battle Cardinals in Most Expensive Week 17 Game on Secondary Market

Don’t look now, but the 2015 NFL season is nearing the end. The final weekend of games will carry plenty of playoff implications across the league, ranging from several teams looking for home field advantage to the Colts needing the stars to align to secure a playoff spot.

Check out the list of

Don’t look now, but the 2015 NFL season is nearing the end. The final weekend of games will carry plenty of playoff implications across the league, ranging from several teams looking for home field advantage to the Colts needing the stars to align to secure a playoff spot.

Check out the list of this week’s top-priced games below, according to TiqIQ:

1/03/16 Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals  |  Avg. Price: $299.09  |  Get-in: $90

The Seattle Seahawks have clinched a postseason berth and will look to end the regular season on a high note with a win in Arizona on Sunday. Arizona Cardinals tickets for the final regular season home game in Glendale own a secondary market average of $299.09 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $114. The Seahawks have a shot at clinching first place in the NFC West with a win and a Tampa Bay Buccaneers win over the 14-1 Carolina Panthers.

Heading out to the game this weekend? Hipmunk.com offers the best deals on Glendale hotels surrounding University of Phoenix Stadium. The cheapest hotels can be found from $41 per night while Airbnb listings start at just $27 each night.  

1/03/16 New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins  |  Avg. Price: $298.17  |  Get-in: $102

The New England Patriots will quickly forget their overtime loss to the New York Jets last weekend and again set their sights on clinching home field advantage with one final regular season win. They’ll take on the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, where the average price for Miami Dolphins tickets vs the Patriots is currently $298.17 and the get-in price is $120. Pending a loss in Miami the Patriots can still clinch home field through the playoffs if the Denver Broncos fall to the San Diego Chargers.

1/03/16 Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers  |  Avg. Price: $233.81  |  Get-in: $110

A de facto NFC North championship game is in order Sunday when the Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Both teams sit at 10-5 and have each clinched a postseason berth but will hope to add a banner to their respective home field with a win this weekend. Green Bay Packers tickets against the Vikings average $233.81 and the get-in price is $110.

1/03/16 Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears  |  Avg. Price: $213.01  |  Get-in: $65

The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears have both underachieved in the NFC North this season, but that won’t deter fans from paying big on the secondary market for their final battle of the season at Soldier Field Sunday. Chicago Bears tickets for the team’s final home game of the season own a secondary market average of $213.01 and the cheapest ticket is $65 on the secondary market. It will be yet another year without a playoff win for the Lions, whose last postseason victory came against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1991 NFC Divisional Game.

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Don’t Believe The Hype? CFP Semifinal Tickets Plummeting in Price in Days Leading Up To Kickoff

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching, and the 2016 College Football Playoff is just two days away from kicking off in Miami and Arlington. The Cotton Bowl will be the first of the two semifinal games held on the final day of 2015, penning a meeting between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching, and the 2016 College Football Playoff is just two days away from kicking off in Miami and Arlington. The Cotton Bowl will be the first of the two semifinal games held on the final day of 2015, penning a meeting between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Michigan State at AT&T Stadium. No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Oklahoma follow at Sun Life Stadium for a primetime matchup in the Orange Bowl later that night.

And while anticipation continues to build for both games, ticket prices are steadily dropping on the secondary market.

According to TiqIQ the average price for Cotton Bowl tickets is now $284.40, marking a 49.4% drop from the peak average of $562.58 on December 5. If looking just to get past the gates in Arlington Thursday the cheapest ticket is currently listed for $69, down 68.9% from the $222 get-in three weeks ago.

Ticket prices will be even cheaper in Miami. Orange Bowl tickets on TiqIQ average $207.55, which marks a mammoth 67.4% drop from the December 5 average of $637.01. Looking to pay the minimum to be on hand? Tickets start from just $41 on the secondary market, a sharp contrast from the $206 get-in price prior to Selection Sunday.

Plummeting ticket prices aren’t the only deals fans should take advantage of when planning their trips to the semifinal games. Hipmunk.com offers the best flight and hotel options in both cities and makes the ever-strenuous booking process hassle free. While flights can be arranged from anywhere in the world Arlington hotels start from just $45 each night. Hopping over to the Sunshine State, Miami Hotels on Hipmunk can be found for as low as $199 per night.

Don’t expect a similar price plunge for the National Championship, however. As it stands now the average price for CFP National Championship tickets is $1,516.67. Though that is 13% cheaper than its December 5 average of $1,742.66, this year’s game is still significantly more expensive than last year. Held at AT&T Stadium, the 2015 National Championship owned a $1,124.44 average, making this year’s game 34.8% more expensive on average. A change in price will likely occur following the conclusion of both semifinal games, though that trend could see ticket prices increase.

The cheapest available ticket to the CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11 is now $521.

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MNF Broncos-Bengals Game Carries Plenty of Playoff Implications, But Ticket Prices Are Dropping Fast

If you’re a fan of playoff scenarios, then the final Monday Night Football game of the season is for you. The Denver Broncos will host the Cincinnati Bengals in a game that will have drastic effects on the AFC, and the game is seeing ticket prices on the secondary market fall rapidly in the hours

If you’re a fan of playoff scenarios, then the final Monday Night Football game of the season is for you. The Denver Broncos will host the Cincinnati Bengals in a game that will have drastic effects on the AFC, and the game is seeing ticket prices on the secondary market fall rapidly in the hours leading up to kickoff.

According to TiqIQ the average price for Broncos vs Bengals tickets is $230.70. That marks a 19.5% drop from Saturday’saverage of $286.73 and a 42.6% tumble from its peak average of $402.05 on December 20. If looking just to get in the cheapest ticket is now listed for $66.

In the sea of Week16 storylines tonight’s game may prove to be relatively obscure, but its importance will not go unnoticed. If the Bengals can take away a victory on the road they would clinch a first-round bye, allow the Texans to clinch the AFC South and eliminate the Colts from playoff contention. The fun wouldn’t end there, either– the Chiefs would solely possess the AFC West while the Jets slide up to the #5 seed in the conference.

Less movement would occur if the Broncos were to win at home tonight. While the coming of Brock Osweiler has been somewhat of a disappointment in the wake of Peyton Manning’s season-ending foot injury, the Broncos have weathered the storm and still remain atop the AFC West. A win against the Bengals would move them up to the #2 seed in the conference, push the Bengals down to #3, keep the Colts slim playoff hopes alive and allow the Chiefs to remain with the #5 seed.

Those making last-minute arrangements to attend tonight’s game shouldn’t just take advantage of the falling ticket prices on the secondary market. Hipmunk.com offers the best deals on travel arrangements in the air and at the hotel. While flights can be booked from anywhere in the country, Denver hotels on Hipmunk start from just $45 each night.

Tonight’s game is now the cheapest game of the season at Sports Authority Field. It surpasses Sunday’s game against the Chargers, which owns a $275.65 average and $94 get-in price.

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As Playoff Race Heats Up, Seahawks-Browns Is Most Expensive Week 15 Game on Secondary Market

The playoff hunt continues in the NFL this weekend, with several teams in both conferences fighting for their right to enter the postseason. While the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers have already punched their ticket, they serve as just two of six teams playing in top-priced games that are still alive in

The playoff hunt continues in the NFL this weekend, with several teams in both conferences fighting for their right to enter the postseason. While the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers have already punched their ticket, they serve as just two of six teams playing in top-priced games that are still alive in the race this week.

View the complete list of Week 15’s most expensive games on the secondary market below, according to TiqIQ.com:

12/20/15 Seattle Seahawks vs Cleveland Browns  |  Avg. Price: $292.72  |  Get-in: $137

The Cleveland Browns may be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but their trip to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday is generating the most expensive ticket prices of the week. Seahawks vs Browns tickets currently average $292.72 and the get-in price is $137. The Seahawks own the fifth seed in the NFC Wild Card race, which would pit them against the Washington Redskins in the nation’s capital on either January 9 or 10.

Heading out to CenturyLink Field this weekend? Use Hipmunk.com for the best deals on all traveling arrangements. Flights can be booked from anywhere in the country while Seattle hotels on Hipmunk start from just $46 each night.

12/20/15 New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans  |  Avg. Price: $264.66  |  Get-in: $133

It has been another strong season for Tom Brady and the Patriots, who enter Week 15 at 11-2 and could clinch the AFC East with a win and a Jets loss this weekend. They’ll take on the bumbling Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, where Patriots vs Titans tickets average $264.66 and the cheapest ticket is $133.

12/19/15 Dallas Cowboys vs New York Jets  |  Avg. Price: $248.68  |  Get-in: $64

Though owning just a 4-9 record, the Dallas Cowboys have a pipe dream at entering the playoffs largely due to an anemic NFC East division. They’ll host the 8-5 New York Jets at AT&T Stadium Saturday night, who at 8-5 are in the thick of the AFC Wild Card hunt. Cowboys vs Jets tickets own an average price of $248.68 and the get-in price is $64. The Jets face strict competition from the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, however, who also sit at 8-5 on the season.

12/20/15 New York Giants vs Carolina Panthers  |  Avg. Price: $239.82  |  Get-in: $106

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey will be the hosting site of Sunday’s game between the New York Giants and unbeaten Carolina Panthers. The Giants have their backs to the wall at 6-7, though find themselves in a three-way tie atop the NFC East with the Redskins and Eagles. It will be no easy feat to take down the streaking Cam Newton and Co. this Sunday, where Giants vs Panthers tickets average $239.82 and the cheapest ticket is $106.

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Rookies Winston and Gurley Clash During ‘TNF’ in St. Louis, Ticket Prices Falling on Secondary Market

It will take a minor miracle for either team to clinch a postseason berth, but the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still alive ahead of their Thursday Night Football meeting tonight. The Buccaneers sit at 7-8 and own the seventh seed in the NFC while the 5-8 Rams enter a

It will take a minor miracle for either team to clinch a postseason berth, but the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still alive ahead of their Thursday Night Football meeting tonight. The Buccaneers sit at 7-8 and own the seventh seed in the NFC while the 5-8 Rams enter a must-win game and cling to the 11th seed.

And while playoff hopes are still in the mix, ticket prices are quickly dropping on the secondary market.

According to TiqIQ the average price for Rams vs Buccaneers tickets is $111.01. That marks a 16.4% drop from the $132.82 average on December 8. The cheapest available ticket is now listed for $45.

If still looking for traveling accommodations, check Hipmunk.com for the best deals on flights and hotels to St. Louis. While flights can be arranged from anywhere in the country, St. Louis hotels on Hipmunk start from just $34 per night.

The focus of tonight’s game will largely be on each team’s promising rookie players, as Tampa Bay will again be fronted by quarterback Jameis Winston and St. Louis looks to running back Todd Gurley. The Buccaneers went all-in on Winston after selecting him first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft and the on-field results have been positive despite his marked personal profile. The Nick Foles experiment has seemingly failed in St. Louis, and the Rams have opted for Case Keenum while directing most of the offensive through their best playmaker in Gurley.

The Rams were able to keep their heads above water last Sunday against the Detroit Lions after snapping a five-game losing skid. Gurley had a notable presence in the game, rushing for 140 yards and amassing two touchdowns on just 16 touches en route to a 21-14 victory. They’ll hope Gurley comes up big again against the Buccaneers rush defense, which ranks fourth in the league at 141.2 yards-per-game.

The Buccaneers head to St. Louis on the heels of a tight loss to the New Orleans Saints last Sunday.

Winston’s 182 passing yards and one touchdown was eclipsed by Drew Brees, who threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns through the air. The Bucs are 3-3 on the road this year while Rams have gone 4-3 at home.  

Winston’s inaugural year has been an impressive one. Last week the 21-year-old became the youngest player ever to record 3,000 passing yards. Only 13 other rookie quarterbacks have reached the 3,000-yard plateau, though fellow first-rounder and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota needs just 214 more yards to join the list.

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Get-in Price Of $6 Leads Cheapest Bowl Game Tickets On Secondary Market

In previous weeks, secondary market information provided by TiqIQ.com has been used to show the market trends for some of the most important college football bowl games remaining this season, including the national semifinals and finals in the second-ever College Football Playoff.

This week’s list is a shout out to the little guy

In previous weeks, secondary market information provided by TiqIQ.com has been used to show the market trends for some of the most important college football bowl games remaining this season, including the national semifinals and finals in the second-ever College Football Playoff.

This week’s list is a shout out to the little guy out there, as secondary market ticket information for some of the cheapest bowl games are listed below.

12/19/2015 | Camellia Bowl | Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Ohio Bobcats | Cramton Bowl | Average Price: $28 | Get-in Price: $21

12/22/2015 | Boca Raton Bowl: Toledo Rockets vs. Temple Owls | FAU Stadium | Average Price: $30 | Get-in Price: $10

12/26/2015 | Independence Bowl | Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Independence Stadium | Average Price: $39 | Get-in Price: $6

12/28/2015 | Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Central Michigan Chippewas | Ford Field | Average Price: $42 | Get-in Price: $38

12/21/2015 | Miami Beach Bowl: South Florida Bulls vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Marlins Ballpark | Average Price: $53 | Get-in Price: $53

It can be intimidating to see the average ticket prices for some of the larger bowl games; for example the Rose Bowl between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Stanford Cardinal that has an average price of over $900 or the national semifinals that both have average ticket prices over $325. There are cheaper options that capture near the same festivity level of the college bowl season.

The cheapest of which comes between Appalachian State and Ohio for the Camellia Bowl on December 19th—the first day of bowl action. It wins the race for the lowest average ticket price at $28 and has a get-in price of $21. The lowest get-in price is for the Independence Bowl between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Tulsa Golden Hurricane on the day after Christmas, coming in at $6.

But not everyone’s traveling bowl experience wants to be in Shreveport, Louisiana like the Independence Bowl. The Miami Beach bowl between the South Florida Bulls and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers can have college football fans watching a bowl game before the holiday season for an average ticket price of $53 with the same get-in price. Cheap flights to Miami through Hipmunk.com can help fans find affordable airfare, while hotels in Miami on Hipmunk start from $72 per night to complete the getaway.

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‘MNF’ Ticket Prices Increase As Giants Playoff Hopes Hang In Balance

The ebb and flow of the NFC East was unforgiving for the New York Giants on Sunday, who saw both the Redskins and Eagles each claim their sixth win of the season to remain in a virtual tie atop the division. At 5-7 Big Blue will take on the Miami Dolphins at Sun

The ebb and flow of the NFC East was unforgiving for the New York Giants on Sunday, who saw both the Redskins and Eagles each claim their sixth win of the season to remain in a virtual tie atop the division. At 5-7 Big Blue will take on the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium tonight with their backs against the wall in the playoff hunt, and ticket prices on the secondary market have continued to increase in the days leading up to the pivotal Monday Night Football matchup.

If the Dolphins can take a win away from the Giants tonight, things won’t get much better for Eli Manning and Co. in the coming weeks. Following tonight’s showdown the Giants will take on the unbeaten Panthers next Sunday before traveling to Minnesota to play the Vikings on December 27. Their final regular season game against the Eagles on January 3 may prove to be a de facto divisional championship if both teams are still relevant.

And relevant the Giants are ahead of their MNF game with the Dolphins. According to TiqIQ the average price for Dolphins vs Giants tickets is currently $318.41, marking a 39.8% jump from Saturday’s average of $227.20. If looking to just get in, the cheapest available ticket is now listed for $150.

Don’t let the rising ticket demand deter a trip to Sun Life Stadium tonight. Despite the big ticket prices there are still a number of hotel deals available on Hipmunk.com. Miami hotels on Hipmunk start from just $22 per night.

The Giants face the Dolphins in the wake of a harrowing 20-23 overtime loss to the Jets last week. They were able to keep the Jets at bay through the first three quarters of play, debilitating quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with two sacks and pressuring him 19 times. A fourth quarter debacle let the Jets sneak back in the game, however, scoring 10 unanswered points to force overtime.

Coughlin is now in the hot seat again, a place at the table where he has been too familiar with over the last several years. Though it has been at these times during his tenure in New York where his players have shined most, including Eli Manning, who brings a 47-44 all-time road record into the MNF matchup. The Dolphins should be an easy win for the Giants, but with the team carrying a three-game losing streak and facing a bigger ditch to climb out of with a fourth straight loss, the season may very well be on the line in Miami tonight.

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Panthers’ Pursuit of Perfection Continues to Dominate Secondary Market During Week 14

Week 14 of the NFL football season is here, and in terms of playoff positioning, what a week it will be.

The Carolina Panthers look to keep their undefeated season alive when they host the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium, which also serves as the most expensive game on the secondary

Week 14 of the NFL football season is here, and in terms of playoff positioning, what a week it will be.

The Carolina Panthers look to keep their undefeated season alive when they host the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium, which also serves as the most expensive game on the secondary market this week. Other top-priced games around the league include an AFC West showdown between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos and a seminal game for both the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, who look to make considerable ground in their respective divisions with a win on Sunday.

Check out the complete list of this week’s most expensive games below, according to TiqIQ:

12/13/15 Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers  |  Avg. Price: $274.23  |  Get-in: $122

The streak continues in Charlotte on Sunday as the Panthers take on the struggling Falcons. With the NFC South wrapped up along with home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Panthers are strictly playing for history and have been mentioned in the same breath as some of the greatest NFL teams all-time (a la the 2007 Patriots and 1972 Dolphins). With Cam Newton gunning for MVP and Luke Kuechly in serious consideration for Defensive Player of the Year, Panthers vs Falcons tickets to this Sunday’s game own an average price of $274.23 and the cheapest ticket available is $122.

If traveling to the game from out of town, search Hipmunk.com for all your hospitality needs. Flights to Charlotte can be arranged from anywhere in the country while Charlotte hotels on Hipmunk start from $43.

12/13/15 Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos  |  Avg. Price: $240.13  |  Get-in: $92

They may be without Peyton Manning for the time being, but the Broncos haven’t missed a beat with Brock Osweiler under center. They sit atop the AFC West at 10-2 and could clinch the division with a win over the 5-7 Raiders Sunday. Broncos vs Raiders tickets average $240.13 and the get-in price starts at $92. A victory would be the fourth straight for the Broncos.

12/13/15 Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers  |  Avg. Price: $239.40  |  Get-in: $105

Don’t count the Cowboys out of the playoff race just yet. At 4-8 they reside in the cellar of the NFC East but are still well alive with the Redskins, Eagles and Giants all tied atop the division at 5-7. The Packers will have just as much on the line this Sunday when they host the Cowboys at Lambeau Field, as they are currently at a draw with the Vikings in the NFC North at 8-4 each. The average price for Packers vs Cowboys tickets is $239.40 and the get-in price is $105.

12/13/15 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals  |  Avg. Price: $186.92  |  Get-in: $82

Rounding out this week’s top games list is an AFC North battle between the Steelers and Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Sunday. At 10-2 the Bengals will hope to claim the division with a win over the 7-5 Steelers. Bengals vs Steelers tickets currently average $186.92 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $82. It won’t be an easy challenge for the Bengals, however, who will take on a Steelers team that has won three of its last four and fighting to take a Wild Card playoff spot in a sea of 7-5 AFC teams.

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Cardinals Look to Clinch Postseason Berth On ‘Thursday Night Football’ Stage, Ticket Prices Dropping

There’s no denying the allure of the Carolina Panthers - they’re undefeated, possess one of the top defenses in the league and showcase MVP candidate Cam Newton under center every week. However, the Arizona Cardinals have an MVP candidate of their own in Carson Palmer and quietly built a six-game win streak and

There’s no denying the allure of the Carolina Panthers – they’re undefeated, possess one of the top defenses in the league and showcase MVP candidate Cam Newton under center every week. However, the Arizona Cardinals have an MVP candidate of their own in Carson Palmer and quietly built a six-game win streak and possess the top spot in the NFC West. A win over the Minnesota Vikings in tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup would punch their ticket to the postseason, and fans still searching for tickets will find falling prices on the secondary market.

The average price for Cardinals vs Vikings tickets on TiqIQ is currently $200.15, down 26.4% from the December 5 average of $272.24. That drop is likely due to the Vikings blowout loss to the Seahawks last Sunday, which dropped them into a divisional tie with the Green Bay Packers at 8-4. If looking just to get into tonight’s game at University of Phoenix Stadium, the cheapest ticket is listed for $94.

Fans traveling to the game from out-of-town can find considerable deals on hotels in the Glendale area on Hipmunk.com While flights can also be arranged from anywhere in the country, Glendale hotels on Hipmunk start from just $38 per night.

The Cardinals are searching for a franchise record-tying 11th win, a feat they accomplished just a season ago. They’ll hope to be more fortunate this upcoming postseason, however, after losing to the Panthers in last year’s NFC Wild Card Game. Much of their success this season can be accredited to Palmer, who has thrown for a league-best 82.6 QBR while posting 3,693 passing yards and 29 touchdowns.

Their upcoming schedule will be difficult, however, starting with the Vikings tonight. They’ll consecutively face four teams that have postseason aspirations over the last month of the season. Following tonight’s game will be a road trip to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles before closing the season at home against the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

The Vikings, on the other hand, are still in a comfortable position to clinch a postseason berth despite last week’s debacle against Seattle. While they are tied with the Packers atop the NFC North at 8-4 they have cushioning as the current fifth seed in the conference’s playoff picture. The return of Adrian Peterson has been everything the Vikings could have hoped for. Peterson owns a league-leading 1,182 rush yards and has averaged 98.5 yards per game, which is also best in the NFL.

The Cardinals defense will likely keep him in check, however, after allowing just one back to exceed 100 yards in a game this season. That was St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley in Week 4, who rushed for 146 yards on 19 carries.  Expect the Cardinals to clinch at home while taking advantage of falling ticket prices on the secondary market.

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Prices For Redskins vs Cowboys Tickets Plummeting On Secondary Market Before Kickoff

Brace yourself - things might get ugly in the nation’s capital tonight.

The Washington Redskins will host the Dallas Cowboys in what would muddy the NFC East picture even further with a Redskins loss. The Cowboys have the chance to hand the Redskins their seventh loss of the season, which would

Brace yourself – things might get ugly in the nation’s capital tonight.

The Washington Redskins will host the Dallas Cowboys in what would muddy the NFC East picture even further with a Redskins loss. The Cowboys have the chance to hand the Redskins their seventh loss of the season, which would solidify a three-team draw atop the division at 5-7. The key divisional matchup hasn’t dictated a strong ticket demand on the secondary market, either, as prices continue to drop in the hours leading up to the game’s 8:30 p.m. kickoff.

According to TiqIQ, the average price for Redskins vs Cowboys tickets is currently $165.32. That marks a 24.5% drop from the game’s December 3rd average of $219.12. It owned a peak average of $323.11 on November 21, which makes the current average 48.8% cheaper. If looking just to get into tonight’s game, the cheapest available ticket is listed for $90.

Planning on attending tonight’s game at FedExField? Check Hipmunk.com for the best deals on all hotels in the area. The cheapest Washington, DC hotels on Hipmunk can be found for as low as $54 per night while Airbnb listings start from $50 each night.

A Monday Night Football win would add even more oddity to the Cowboys’ season. The team surged out of the gate, winning its first two games but losing quarterback Tony Romo to a broken collarbone against the Eagles on September 20. Seven consecutive losses would follow, but a weak NFC East has allowed the Cowboys to remain relevant in the standings in Week 13. Romo was officially ruled out for the season after aggravating his collarbone again against the Panthers late last month. They’ll rely on Matt Cassel under center down the stretch to keep their postseason hopes alive.

The Redskins currently control the top spot in the NFC East at 5-6, making them the lone divisional leader in the NFL with a losing record. They’ve yet to face the Cowboys this season but could gain a full-game lead over the second-place Eagles and Giants, who both sit at 5-7 on the season. A win would give them their first back-to-back victories since Weeks 7 and 8 of the 2014 season.

Washington’s X factor has been quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has led a monster home campaign over the Redskins last five games at FedExField. The 27-year-old has spearheaded a five-game win streak at home dating back to a September 20 game with the Rams. He has thrown for 1,436 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions over that time.

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Giants & Jets Meet in Most Expensive Week 13 Game on Secondary Market

Week 13 has already been highlighted by Aaron Rodgers’ 61-yard game-winning throw against the Lions Thursday night, but several key games will be played around the league this weekend. Among the biggest is a showdown in the Meadowlands between the New York Giants and Jets Sunday afternoon. Both are vying for a Wild

Week 13 has already been highlighted by Aaron Rodgers’ 61-yard game-winning throw against the Lions Thursday night, but several key games will be played around the league this weekend. Among the biggest is a showdown in the Meadowlands between the New York Giants and Jets Sunday afternoon. Both are vying for a Wild Card berth in their respective conferences and the battle will be the most expensive game on the secondary market this week.

MetLife Stadium will play host to the 13th regular season meeting between the Giants and Jets. The average secondary market price for Giants vs Jets tickets is currently $430.70, which is actually down 18% from its peak average of $524.32 on November 28. The cheapest ticket is now listed for $213. The Giants lead the series 8-4 all-time.

If traveling to the game from out of town, Hipmunk.com offers all your flight and hotel needs in one place. Flights can be made from anywhere in the country while New York City hotels on Hipmunk start from just $80 per night this weekend.

After having their undefeated streak snapped by the Broncos last week, the Patriots travel home to take on the slumping Eagles in the week’s second most expensive game. Patriots vs Eagles tickets own a secondary market average of $315.22, a sharp 44.3% decline from its $566.28 average on November 28 – one day prior to their loss to the Broncos. The get-in price starts at $165.

The Eagles have appeared to throw in the towel on Chip Kelly and his fast-paced work ethic, dropping their last three games and being outscored 110-50 in those games. They’ll likely be steamrolled by the Patriots at their current pace, even with the number of injuries piling up in New England’s camp.

The Bears have played considerably well over the last four weeks, posting big wins over the Rams and Packers to keep their playoff hopes alive. At 5-6 they’ll take on the reeling 3-8 49ers Sunday, where Bears vs 49ers tickets average $242.40 and the get-in price is $76.

Chicago owns the 10th seed in the NFC playoff picture but could make a push towards the front of the Wild Card pack with a win at home against a struggling San Francisco team this weekend. Sunday’s game will be the most expensive game remaining at Soldier Field during the regular season, with next week’s battle with the Redskins averaging $205.72 and a January 3 game with the Lions owning an average price of $229.16 on the resale market.

Rounding off this week’s top-priced games is a matchup between the Redskins and Cowboys in the nation’s capital. The 5-6 Redskins can fortify their positioning with a win over the Tony Romo-less Cowboys, whose offensive output will be in question without their star quarterback under center. Redskins vs Cowboys tickets now average $214, down 23.3% from the November 28 average of $278.94.

The Redskins enter their game with the Cowboys owners of the fourth seed in the NFC playoff picture. They’ll hope to keep their playoff hopes alive with a win over the struggling Cowboys, who are considered the worst team in the NFC at 3-8 and own the 16th seed in the conference ahead of Sunday’s game.

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Struggling Packers Meet Lions in Crucial ‘TNF’ Matchup Tonight

Tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup may not mean much for the underachieving Detroit Lions, but the emergency lights are flickering for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers handed over first place in the NFC North to the Minnesota Vikings after falling to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving and now possess the conference’s first

Tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup may not mean much for the underachieving Detroit Lions, but the emergency lights are flickering for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers handed over first place in the NFC North to the Minnesota Vikings after falling to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving and now possess the conference’s first Wild Card playoff spot.

The poor play of both the Packers and Lions in recent weeks has impacted the secondary ticket market for tonight’s game. Since October 31, when the Packers were 6-0 and the Lions a dismal 1-6, the average price for Lions vs Packers tickets on TiqIQ has dropped 18.2% from $172.43 to its current price of $141.04. The cheapest ticket is currently listed for $51. The Packers have gone just 1-4 since winning their first six games while the Lions have won three out of their last four.

Despite the drop in price over the last five weeks, tonight’s game is still the third most expensive game in Detroit this season. It is trumped in average price only by last week’s game with the Philadelphia Eagles ($151.98) and a September 27 game against the Denver Broncos ($194.31).

If heading to Ford Field, Hipmunk.com offers the best deals on all travel arrangements. Detroit hotels on Hipmunk start from just $45 per night while flights can be made from anywhere in the country.

The Lions have the opportunity to sweep the season series from the Packers for the first time since 1991. They fended off Green Bay during a Week 10 game at Lambeau Field, 18-16, in just their second win of the season.  They have since rallied to beat the Raiders and Eagles to keep their pipe dream playoff hopes alive.

The promotion of Jim Bob Cooter to offensive coordinator has had an immense impact on Detroit’s turnaround, which has seen quarterback Matthew Stafford generate better statistics than last year’s MVP in Aaron Rodgers. Since Cooter took the position in late-October Stafford has posted a greater completion percentage, passing yards per game and quarterback rating.

Rodgers, on the other hand, has been the leader of an anemic offense that has shown minimal upside. Since their Week 4 win over the San Francisco 49ers the Packers have ranked near the bottom of the league in several offenses categories, including points per game and yards per outing. Running back Eddie Lacy has been the sole bright spot on an otherwise weak offensive unit, rushing for over 100 yards in his last two games, though that followed a string of disappointing games with an injury. The Pack will hope to reverse their fortune with a big win in the Motor City tonight.

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Browns-Ravens MNF Showdown Is Cheapest NFL Game on Secondary Market This Season

It will be a cellar-dwelling affair at FirstEnergy Stadium tonight as the Cleveland Browns welcome the Baltimore Ravens. The two AFC North teams have combined for a 5-15 record this season, claiming the bottom two spots in a division that will likely be won by the 9-2 Cincinnati Bengals. With the Browns looking

It will be a cellar-dwelling affair at FirstEnergy Stadium tonight as the Cleveland Browns welcome the Baltimore Ravens. The two AFC North teams have combined for a 5-15 record this season, claiming the bottom two spots in a division that will likely be won by the 9-2 Cincinnati Bengals. With the Browns looking to avoid a sixth consecutive loss, tonight’s Monday Night Football game will be the cheapest NFL game on the secondary ticket market this season.

From the loss of Joe Flacco to a torn ACL to Johnny Manziel’s latest benching for an off-field incident, there has been little to cheer for in either Cleveland or Baltimore this season. Monday’s battle in Cleveland will be the latest chapter in a season of forget, and the average price for Browns vs Ravens tickets on TiqIQ is $42. If looking to just get in, the cheapest ticket is listed for just $10.

For those planning to attend tonight’s game in Cleveland, Hipmunk.com offers the best deals on flights from anywhere in the world and hotels surrounding FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland hotels on Hipmunk start from $46 per night while Airbnb listings can be found for as low as $35 each night.

With Manziel riding the pine in favor of Josh McCown, the Browns will look to snap a five-game losing streak. Their last win came against the Ravens during Week 5, when McCown threw for an impressive 457 yards and two touchdowns. The carriage quickly turned back to a pumpkin over the following five weeks, dropping games to the Broncos, Rams, Cardinals, Bengals and Steelers to solidify a 2-8 record. A loss tonight would match them with the Titans for the worst record in the league this season.

Flacco is the latest star to suffer a season-ending injury for the Ravens. Their injured reserve list is abundant with key players, including Terrell Suggs (torn achilles), Breshad Perriman (knee), Jeremy Zuttah (torn pectoral), Steve Smith (torn achilles) and Justin Forsett (broken arm). 34-year-old Matt Schaub will make his first start under center since the 2013 season.

While tanking is a relatively new concept in the NFL, both the Browns and Ravens may be better served taking a loss tonight to preserve a higher pick in the 2016 Draft. Pending a loss the Browns would be in an arms race with the 2-9 Titans for the top spot while the 3-8 Ravens could place themselves in the mix as well. Ohio State’s Joey Bosa is current projected No. 1 pick, according to CBSSports.com.

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This Weekend’s College Football Slate Brings Major CFP Implications

It’s the third time the College Football Playoff teams were ranked this season, but there are bound to be multiple shakeups after some key conference showdowns all throughout Saturday.

In addition to Ohio State hosting Michigan State, LSU traveling to Ole Miss, USC and Oregon playing at Autzen Stadium, TCU facing

It’s the third time the College Football Playoff teams were ranked this season, but there are bound to be multiple shakeups after some key conference showdowns all throughout Saturday.

In addition to Ohio State hosting Michigan State, LSU traveling to Ole Miss, USC and Oregon playing at Autzen Stadium, TCU facing Oklahoma and Baylor playing Oklahoma State, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are playing Boston College at Fenway Park as part of the Shamrock Series.

It’s quite obvious that a fan cannot be at all these great contests at once, but below are the most expensive secondary market college football tickets for the weekend to help decide what are the most sought after matchups.

11/21/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles | Fenway Park | Average Price: $466.10 | Get-in Price: $263

11/21/2015 | Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans | Ohio Stadium | Average Price: $322.09 | Get-in Price: $141

11/21/2015 | Mississippi Rebels vs. LSU Tigers | Vaught Hemingway Stadium | Average Price: $203.05 | Get-in Price: $101

11/21/2015 | Clemson Tigers vs. Wake forest Demon Deacons | Clemson Memorial Stadium | Average Price: $189.35 | Get-in Price: $61

11/21/2015 | Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans | Autzen Stadium | Average Price: $160.16 | Get-in Price: $82

According to secondary market ticket aggregator TiqIQ.com, Notre Dame runs away in this race with the only game to have an average ticket price surpass the $400 mark. For any fan attending the special event at Fenway Park, Boston parking through ParkWhiz.com can help navigate the swamp of people entering and exiting the stadium. Starting from $14, fans can be within a mile of the ballpark to separate from the masses.

Notre Dame should have no issue dominating the 3-7 Eagles of Boston College and hold onto the No. 4 spot in the CFP.

In what should be a much closer affair, the Buckeyes host the Spartans at Ohio Stadium with an average ticket price of $322.09 and a get-in price of $141. This matchup will have implications on both the CFP and Big Ten Championship.

Clemson looks to hold on to their No. 1 spot with a win over Wake Forest, which shouldn’t cause too many problems. For $61, fans can see the No. 1 team in the country before they move on to the national stage with the ACC Championship Game and probably one or even two CFP games.

Both teams need help to reach the Pac 12 Championship game, but the Ducks and Trojans can put themselves in prime position with a win this Saturday. Entrance into Autzen Stadium has an average ticket price of $160.16 and a get-in price of $82.

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Jaguars and Titans Battle in Least Expensive Thursday Night Football Game of Season

Believe it or not, this week’s Thursday Night Football matchup carries playoff implications. The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field in what will be a significant game in the struggling AFC South division. While the teams hope to move within striking distance of the division-leading 4-5 Colts, their meeting

Believe it or not, this week’s Thursday Night Football matchup carries playoff implications. The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field in what will be a significant game in the struggling AFC South division. While the teams hope to move within striking distance of the division-leading 4-5 Colts, their meeting will be the cheapest TNF game on the secondary ticket market this season.

According to TiqIQ the average price for Jaguars vs Titans tickets is currently $102.88. Prior to tonight’s game the least expensive Thursday Night Football matchup came last week when the New York Jets hosted the Buffalo Bills. That game averaged a $128.06 ticket, making this week’s game 19.6% cheaper. The get-in price to tonight’s showdown in Jacksonville is now $64.

While ticket prices for Thursday Night Football are reaching new lows for tonight’s less-than-desirable matchup, it won’t be the cheapest home game the Jaguars have played in this season. A November 29 game against the San Diego Chargers averages $92.90 and the get-in price is just $22. On October 18 the Jaguars played in their cheapest home game of the season against the Houston Texans, when tickets averaged $86.32 and the get-in price was $27.

The deals to tonight’s game doesn’t end with ticket prices. For fans driving to the game, EverBank Field parking on ParkWhiz.com starts from just $7. That price remains firm across all of the Jaguars’ four remaining home games, including a seminal divisional battle with the Colts on December 13.

Quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Marcus Mariota will be passing to several new faces in Jacksonville tonight. The Jaguars welcome back second-year wideout Marqise Lee and rookie receiver Rashad Greene, who both missed the bulk of the season with respective hamstring and thumb injuries. The Titans will be without top receiver Kendall Wright for the third straight week while Justin Hunter was added to injured reserve Monday after fracturing his right ankle.

The Jaguars enter Week 11 riding high after a promising 22-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens last week. Whether that confidence carries over against the Titans will rely on how Bortles dictates the aerial game. With Lee and Greene added to a mix that already features top receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson, Bortles will have plenty of options through the air. Mariota has played well on the road, however, throwing for 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in four starts away from LP Field this season.

Andrew Luck’s absence in Indianapolis leaves the AFC South up for grabs as the postseason draws closer. A win tonight would take the Titans out of the divisional cellar and tied with the Jaguars at 3-7. Neither the Colts nor Texans are locks atop the division at 4-5 each, and both the Jaguars and Titans look to further shake the picture up tonight when they face off in Jacksonville.

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Bengals Battle Texans in Cheapest Remaining Game in Cincinnati this Season

Welcome to the jungle, Houston.

Riding high off the best start in franchise history, the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals will play host to the Houston Texans in tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup. And while the Bengals are expected to cruise past the 3-5 Texans, tonight’s game will be the cheapest remaining at Paul Brown

Welcome to the jungle, Houston.

Riding high off the best start in franchise history, the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals will play host to the Houston Texans in tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup. And while the Bengals are expected to cruise past the 3-5 Texans, tonight’s game will be the cheapest remaining at Paul Brown Stadium this season.

According to TiqIQ the average price for Bengals vs Texans tickets is currently $138.05 on the secondary market, which marks a 20.2% drop below the season average of $173.01 across all four remaining regular season games in Cincinnati. The cheapest ticket to Monday night’s game is listed for $68. Only a January 3 game against the lowly Baltimore Ravens will own a cheaper get-in price of $47.

ParkWhiz.com has Paul Brown Stadium parking starting from $5 for those attending the game. The shortest distance offered through ParkWhiz is $32 to be 1/4 of a mile away from the stadium, with the $5 option being .83 miles away.

While it has been relatively smooth sailing for the Bengals this season, they have played a fair share of nail-biting games through the first nine weeks of play. Four games have been decided by six points or less, with those four games coming against underperforming teams like the San Diego Chargers and Baltimore Ravens. Simply put, poor teams have tended to stick around late, and the Texans have the next shot of dethroning the leaders of the AFC North.

Recent history is in favor of the Texans as well. The Bengals have lost their last five meetings with the Texans dating back to 2008, including 2011’s AFC Wild Card blowout. Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton is just 1-3 all-time against Houston and has thrown just two touchdowns to counter a horrid five interceptions in those games.

Don’t lose the faith just yet, Bengals fans. Tonight’s game will be held on home turf, a field where the Bengals haven’t lost since Week 14 last season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Texans have limited the Bengals to an average of 16 points over their last four encounters, but J.J. Watt and his defense will need to pull off a near-miracle if they hope to stop the surge of Dalton and the Bengals.

For as poor as Houston has played this season the Texans are still afloat in an anemic AFC South division. They trail the division-leading Indianapolis Colts (4-5) by just one game, and Monday’s affair in Cincinnati could slip them into a tie with the Colts, who will miss Andrew Luck for several weeks with a lacerated kidney, for first place. They’ll be well-tested, however, as the Bengals look to follow the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers into Week 11 as the only undefeated teams remaining.

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Giants & Patriots Clash in Most Expensive Game of Week 10

The scorched earth campaign continues on Sunday for the New England Patriots, who look to claim the New York Giants as their latest victim at MetLife Stadium. At 7-0, the Patriots are one of four unbeaten teams entering Week 9. Their presence in the Meadowlands this weekend is generating massive ticket demand on

The scorched earth campaign continues on Sunday for the New England Patriots, who look to claim the New York Giants as their latest victim at MetLife Stadium. At 7-0, the Patriots are one of four unbeaten teams entering Week 9. Their presence in the Meadowlands this weekend is generating massive ticket demand on the secondary market, making the Super Bowl XLVI rematch the most expensive game of the week.

According to TiqIQ, the average price for Giants vs Patriots tickets is currently $612.11, 80.9% above the Giants’ season average of $338.26, with a get-in price of $226. It will be the second most expensive remaining game this season for the Patriots, whose November 29 game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field is averaging a $797.68 ticket and $328 get-in price.

For those still planning their trip to the Meadowlands this weekend, plenty of hotel options still exist on Hipmunk.com. New York City hotels on Hipmunk start for as low as $85 per night while Airbnb listings can be found starting at $95 each night. Flights to New York

City are also available from anywhere in the world on Hipmunk.

The battle between Tom Brady and Eli Manning isn’t the only matchup between marquee quarterbacks this weekend. Aaron Rodgers will meet Matthew Stafford at Lambeau Field when the Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions Sunday. The average secondary market price for Packers vs Lions tickets is $380.13 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $191. After starting their season at 6-0 the Packers return home on a two-game losing streak hoping to rebound against a 1-7 Lions team.

The Denver Broncos will host the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field in the third most expensive game this week. The Broncos have posted a 7-1 record despite the poor play of Peyton Manning, who will look to remedy his season against a Chiefs team that has gone just 3-5 over the first nine weeks of the season. Broncos vs Chiefs tickets currently average $361.71 and the get-in price is $142.

The Seattle Seahawks haven’t played like defending NFC champions, but ticket prices still remain high at CenturyLink Field. The Arizona Cardinals will travel to the land of the 12th Man Sunday, and the average secondary market price for Seahawks vs Cardinals tickets is $335.65. The cheapest ticket is currently $156. Both teams enter the Week 10 game on a two-game win streak. While the Seahawks sit at dead-even at 4-4, a win Sunday would cut the Cardinals’ NFC West lead to just one game.

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Ticket Prices on Secondary Market Dropping For Rex Ryan’s TNF Return to MetLife Stadium

There will be a playoff-like intensity in New Jersey Thursday night as Rex Ryan returns to his old stomping grounds, but will the Thursday Night Football showdown between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills live up to the hype?

Neither team is likely to catch the AFC East-leading New England Patriots, who

There will be a playoff-like intensity in New Jersey Thursday night as Rex Ryan returns to his old stomping grounds, but will the Thursday Night Football showdown between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills live up to the hype?

Neither team is likely to catch the AFC East-leading New England Patriots, who at 8-0 seem near indestructible this deep into the season, but both figure to be in the AFC Wild Card mix by this time next month.  And while it is still unknown just how Ryan will be welcomed by the Jet faithful tonight, ticket prices on the secondary market have steadily fallen over the last several weeks.

According to TiqIQ the average price for Jets vs Bills tickets is $141.93. That marks a 29% drop from the peak average of $200.14 on October 11, when both teams were still finding their identity and each owned three wins on the season. The cheapest ticket available for Thursday’s game is now listed for $51.

Playoff implications haven’t greatly impacted ticket prices, and the TNF battle at MetLife Stadium is the Jets’ least expensive home game remaining this season. Gang Green will play two more divisional games in the Garden State against the Patriots and Miami Dolphins, which serve as the two top-priced games remaining at home this season.

The Patriots will be the final opponent to play at MetLife during the regular season and the average price for tickets is currently $263.64 – 85.7% more expensive than Thursday’s showdown with the Bills. The Dolphins head to Jersey for a Week 12 matchup later this month and are generating a $180.93 ticket average, which is a 27.4% jump over the Bills game.

If looking to avoid the exorbitant parking fees when traveling out to the game, look no further than ParkWhiz.com for the best deals on independent lots near the stadium. MetLife Stadium parking on ParkWhiz on Thursday starts for as low as $19.

The Jets will be without several key players on the offensive line and in the secondary, two areas the Bills will hope to exploit. Jets starting center and perennial Pro Bowler Nick Mangold will nurse a neck injury that took him out of last Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Right guard Willie Colon was placed on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday after going down with a knee injury. In addition to two major offensive concerns, safeties Calvin Pryor and Dion Bailey will also miss Thursday’s game alongside a doubtful Antonio Cromartie, who suffered a deep quadriceps bruise last week.

The long list of injuries may prove to be too burdensome for the Jets against a healthy Bills team, but crazier things have happened on the gridiron this season. Expect the game to be a tug-of-war to the final whistle, even if ticket prices are proving otherwise.

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Brady, Manning Generating Highest Second-Half Ticket Prices on Secondary Market

The 2015 NFL season is officially over the mid-season hump, and three undefeated teams still remain. The Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals have captivated national attention with 8-0 starts, but the surging New England Patriots are doing so with a vengeance – and creating massive ticket demand on the secondary market in the

The 2015 NFL season is officially over the mid-season hump, and three undefeated teams still remain. The Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals have captivated national attention with 8-0 starts, but the surging New England Patriots are doing so with a vengeance – and creating massive ticket demand on the secondary market in the process.

According to online ticket aggregator TiqIQ, the average secondary market price for Patriots tickets across the team’s remaining three home games at Gillette Stadium this season is $478.67. That is easily the highest average price among all 32 NFL teams, and the defending Super Bowl champions will likely continue to see prices rise should they keep their unbeaten streak alive.

In fact, all three home games remaining own a get-in price above $150, which is higher than the average price of six other teams in the NFL. Chew on that, Johnny Football.

Tom Brady and the Pats aren’t the only group garnering massive ticket demand this season, however. While general consensus may agree that Peyton Manning’s best days are behind him, his Denver Broncos own the second most expensive tickets in the league this season. Broncos tickets on the secondary market average $439.52 over five remaining games at Sports Authority Field, making the Patriots and Broncos the sole owners of an average ticket price above $400.

Manning has struggled over the first half of the season, but a lethal Broncos defense has allowed the team to cruise to an AFC West-best 7-1 record. It is certainly possible that the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer will hang up his cleats for good at season’s end, too, which is driving a massive demand for tickets on the resale market.

The Broncos’ success this season has bled into other areas of marketing as well, and the team is one of the leading fundraising NFL clubs for BRAX Fundraising, an organization committed to helping school and youth sports programs take their fundraising efforts to the next level. The Broncos SpiritCup is the second most popular team in the NFL this season behind the Dallas Cowboys. The Patriots rank tenth on the same list, with proceeds of the sales benefitting the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Among other top-priced teams on the secondary market through the second half of the season include the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals. Each has had a dominant start and own first place in their respective division. The Packers average a $397.82 ticket while the Panthers enter Week 10 with a median ticket price of $319.20. At 6-2, the Cardinals flaunt their NFC West-leading record to a $299.04 ticket average with four home games remaining this season.

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Patriots-Redskins Highlight Most Expensive Games List of Week 9

The New England Patriots’ scorched earth campaign continues this Sunday when they host the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium. The Pats are one of four teams still undefeated entering Week 9 and will look to keep the streak alive against a struggling Redskins team. Despite the rather lowly opponent, however, there is still

The New England Patriots’ scorched earth campaign continues this Sunday when they host the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium. The Pats are one of four teams still undefeated entering Week 9 and will look to keep the streak alive against a struggling Redskins team. Despite the rather lowly opponent, however, there is still a massive demand for tickets on the secondary market.

According to TiqIQ, the average price for Patriots vs Redskins tickets is currently $498.97 on the secondary market. That marks a 5.7% jump over the Patriots’ season average of $471.89. Sunday’s game will be the second most expensive game remaining in Foxboro this year behind a December 6 battle with the Philadelphia Eagles ($579.65 avg.). The cheapest available ticket to this weekend’s bout is now $232.

Plenty of hotel options still exist if planning a trip to Gillette this weekend. Foxboro hotels on Hipmunk.com start for as low as $89 per night while Airbnb options are listed starting from $78 each night. Flights to Foxboro are also available from anywhere in the world.

The Patriots aren’t the only team generating big ticket prices at home this weekend.  Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers welcome Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to Bank of America Stadium in the second highest-priced game this weekend. Panthers vs Packers tickets own a secondary market average of $424.94 and the get-in price is $189. Only a November 22 matchup with the Washington Redskins will be more expensive at Bank of America Stadium with a $444.81 average.

The Panthers look to claim their eighth consecutive win but will be tested by a formidable Green Bay team. The Packers played a rather uncharacteristic game against the Broncos last week, however, scoring just 10 points in their first loss of the season. Last season saw the Pack take a convincing 38-17 victory over the Panthers. They’ll touch down in Charlotte for the first time since 2011 this weekend.

Peyton Manning returns to Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend for just the second time since his departure to the Broncos in 2013. The future Hall of Famer is generating big demand on the secondary market, with Colts vs Broncos tickets averaging $246.06. That marks a 104% jump over the Colts’ season average of $120.48. It may very well be Manning’s final visit to his old stomping grounds, which has allowed prices to skyrocket for Sunday’s game.

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