November 30, 2015 - Jesse Lawrence
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 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.