September 16, 2015 - Jesse Lawrence
Cowboys-Eagles tops Week 2 ticket market, but Bills-Patriots may be most anticipated
There has never been a time like now for NFL fans, where every game on the schedule brings an added importance. With the rapid increasing popularity of fantasy football, almost every play of every game around the league means something to someone and for football fans, that’s just perfectly fine. It used to be that fans were only able to watch games airing on CBS and FOX in their market, but the NFL has taken steps to make it easier for all fans to at least see the most exciting parts of out-of-market games. For instance, those outside of the Buffalo and Foxborough areas will be hard-pressed to find the Bills-Patriots game on TV. Given that it is one of the most anticipated matchups of the week, fans are going to want to keep an eye on that game. Thankfully, with the NFL RedZone channel being available on DISH TV packages and new NFL mobile innovations, fans are more able to do so. While the Pats and Bills may be getting the headlines this week, it is worth noting that the Eagles and Cowboys game has a much higher ticket price. On the secondary ticket market, according to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price for the Patriots and Bills divisional showdown is $174.76, with a get-in price of $92. The Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field, yields an average ticket price of $414.96 and a get-in price of $203. Additionally, a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game is going down at Lambeau Field, having an average ticket price of $265.16 and a get-in price of $112 between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. Two of the most storied franchises in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers, will also be going at it when they square off at Heinz Field. That contest carries an average ticket price of $225.06 and a get-in price of $99. Other important games include the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs having an AFC West division clash after both teams got off to a positive 1-0 start to get an early step ahead in the division race. Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota passed his first NFL test with flying colors and tries to make it back-to-back quality appearances against the Cleveland Browns. The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, two NFC North residents, are both looking to avoid 0-2 starts, and the New York Jets look to make a statement on the road against Andrew Luck and the high-powered Indianapolis Colts. The number of story lines throughout the week is endless for the NFL, but with NFL mobile and at-home innovations, there are ways for the biggest NFL fans to take in all the action.