October 19, 2015 - Jesse Lawrence
Eagles-Giants Tickets Dropping Steadily on Secondary Market Prior to MNF Kickoff
The NFC East picture may get even muddier tonight. In a league where five teams still own perfect records heading into Week 7, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are just trying to keep their heads above water in an underachieving division. For fans still searching for tickets to the pivotal MNF game, prices are beginning to fall considerably in the hours prior to kickoff. According to TiqIQ the average secondary market price for Eagles vs Giants tickets is now $209.55. That marks a 14.2% drop from Saturday’s average of $244.32. The cheapest ticket is currently listed for $137. It will be the second most affordable game remaining at Lincoln Financial Field, beaten only by a December 20 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals ($187.71 avg./$68 get-in). Such a price decline also marks a notable drop from last year’s Week 6 game in Philadelphia. In 2014 the two teams met and averaged a $292.79 ticket, 28.4% higher than Monday’s average price. The Eagles find themselves in much darker waters this year, though. They cruised to a 27-0 victory over the Giants en route to their fifth win of the season while the Giants took their third of 11 total losses in the season. Though owning just a 2-3 record, the Eagles are still favorites to win the NFC East, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. However, a Giants win would alter those chances significantly open up a big divisional lead that may prove to be too big a task for the Eagles. Those looking for last-minute tickets can also find plenty of last-minute deals on Philadelphia hotels on Hipmunk.com. Two-star hotels start for as low as $47 per night while four-star hotels and up begin at $163 per night. Hipmunk also offers cheap Philadelphia airfare arrangements for the fan interested in flying to the game from out-of-state. Philadelphia’s run game will need to play a factor in tonight’s game if the Eagles look to come away with a win. DeMarco Murray has been held to just 2.7 yards per carry, the second lowest in the league with at least 25 carries behind Texans’ running back Arian Foster’s 2.3 yards per carry. The Giants defense will be a big challenge, however, as the team owns the second-fewest yards in the league per carry at 3.5. History favors the Eagles taking the W at home tonight. Since Eli Manning took over under center for the Giants in 2004, he has won just nine of 24 games against Philadelphia, which includes two playoff games in 2007 and 2009. At Lincoln Financial Field, Manning has come away victorious six times in 12 appearances.