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. 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.

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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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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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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