The start of the NFL season is just a couple days away, and this week there are already five division games scheduled. Division games are generally some of the more exciting games of the season thank to the importance and the familiarity the teams have with each other. The five games are from three different divisions with the NFC South and AFC North and East involved. Below is a compiled list of the five division games ranked from most to least expensive on the secondary market as compiled by TiqIQ.
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons | Avg. Price: $259.30 | Get-in Price: $112
The most expensive game on the list should also be the most explosive. The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have two of the most prolific offenses in the entire NFL. While the Falcons had a miserable season last year, a lot of their problems stemmed from injuries. Now healthy, they are once again expected to compete for the NFC South crown. Don’t forget, two seasons ago they were the NFC’s top seed. The Saints led the division for most of the season, but ultimately settled for a wild card berth. They had an active offseason, and could be even better this year. Falcons tickets are averaging $259.30 with a $112 get-in price.
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers | Avg. Price: $229.80 | Get-in Price: $60.50
Arguably the most lopsided rivalry in sports belongs to the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have absolutely dominated the rivalry, but fans seem excited enough. The game still manages to be the second most expensive on the list with Pittsburgh Steelers tickets averaging $229.80 and a $60.50 get-in price. The Browns are likely to finish near the bottom of the league again, but have one of the most exciting players in the league in Johnny Manziel. Last season the Steelers missed the playoffs at 8-8, and could honestly have a worse record at the end of this season.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens | Avg. Price: $214.55 | Get-in Price: $70
It’s another AFC North affair with the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens facing off to start the season. Last year the two teams split the series, with each home team taking the win. This year the two teams are the most likely to win the division, with the two also the most recent division winners. Ravens tickets are averaging $214.55 for the game with a $70 get-in price.
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins | Avg. Price: $203.74 | Get-in Price: $10
Last season the Miami Dolphins were a popular sleeper team, and even with a bullying scandal were a win away from making the playoffs. This season the same people are championing the Dolphins as the most likely threat to New England in the division. Those people will get a real early look with the Patriots and Dolphins meeting in Miami for the first game of the season. The average price for Dolphins vs Patriots tickets is $203.74 with a get-in price of just $10 for Dolphins tickets.
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Avg. Price: $97.32 | Get-in Price: $24
The final game on the list doesn’t even top the $100, but could realistically turn out to be the most important game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were an underachieving team under Greg Schiano, but with Lovie Smith as the new head coach the team should flourish. They already had plenty of talent on the team, and added even more in the offseason, including the drafting of towering wide receiver Mike Evans to pair with Vincent Jackson. Meanwhile the Carolina Panthers are coming off a NFC South title and the NFC’s second seed. Buccaneers vs Panthers tickets are averaging $97.32 with a $24 get-in price.
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