by Jesse Lawrence
July 13, 02014
Heavy favorites to win the AFC East for the sixth straight season since 2009, the New England Patriots also control the highest average price at home within the division this year. Despite several seasons plagued with poor play and general incompetence, the New York Jets hold the second highest average price in the AFC East. Trailing are the Dolphins and Bills, who sit in the lower half of the division following underachieving seasons.
Despite a roster lacking key offensive players, the New England Patriots will still have the highest price in the AFC East for tickets at Gillette Stadium this season. The average price of New England Patriots tickets is 363.83, 62.2% above the NFL average price of $224.28. The Patriots' schedule will see the team host a key divisional matchup against the Jets Thursday night of Week 7, as well as games against the Bears and Broncos over the following two weeks. The most expensive Patriots home game on the secondary market is their Week 9 game against the Broncos, which currently has an average price of $552.01 with a get-in price of $217.
The Jets limped into an 8-8 record last season and currently hold the second highest average price at home in the AFC East this season. The average price for New York Jets tickets at MetLife Stadium is currently $196.03, though still 12.6% below NFL average. The Jets' schedule will welcome several playoff contenders at home this year in the Bears, Broncos and division rival Patriots. The most expensive Jets home game is currently for their Week 6 game against the Broncos, which has a current average price of $240.82 with a get-in price of $61.
Following the bullying scandal that made headlines throughout the nation, the Miami Dolphins were still fighting for playoff contention during the season’s final week, though ultimately failed to enter following a loss and Jets win in Week 17. The average price for Miami Dolphins tickets at Sun Life Stadium is $175.85, 21.6% below NFL average. The Dolphins' schedule will have the team host key games against the Patriots, Packers and Jets. The most expensive home Dolphins game is their opening game on September 7 against the Patriots, which has a current average price of $240.30 with a get-in price of $52.
With the recent loss of Kiko Alonso, the Buffalo Bills might have to rely more on second-year quarterback EJ Manuel and rookie receiver Sammy Watkins for success this season. The Bills own the lowest average price for home games in the AFC East, and in the entire NFL, as Buffalo Bills tickets at Orchard Park are currently $129.85, 42.1% below NFL average. The Bills' schedule will welcome the Patriots Week 6, the Jets during Week 12 and the Green Bay Packers Week 15. The highest priced game at home will be when the Packers come to Ralph Wilson Stadium as the current average price is $163.50 with a get-in price of $47 for the mid-December game.