Highlighted By Super Bowl Rematch, NFL's Opening Week Boasts Plenty Of Pricey Action

The start of the NFL season is only hours away and fans are making sure they have their tickets secured for their team’s opener. Week 1 always presents opportunities for fans and players to celebrate the start of the new NFL season, and this should certainly be a good one on the way to Super Bowl 51. Let’s take a look at an overview of Week 1’s top games, in terms of get-in ticket price using data provided by Razorgator:

9/11 Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks | Centurylink Field | Get-In: $206

The Seattle Seahawks will start its season with a home match-up against Miami. Expectations are high for Seattle this season and many are expecting Russell Wilson to turn in a career year. Entering his fourth season, Wilson looks primed to post his best statistical season to date. On defense, Seattle lost Bruce Irvin in free agency, but the Legion of Boom returns in full force. Miami and its first year head coach, Adam Gase, will look to keep Seattle’s tenacious defense at bay. Expect Gase to feature a lot of short-to-intermediate throws to keep the defense off-balance. Fans that want tickets to this game should check-out Razorgator, where Miami Dolphins vs.Seattle Seahawks tickets start at $206, which is the highest get-in ticket price for Week 1.

9/11 Chicago Bears at Houston Texans | NRG Stadium | Get-in: $150

The Chicago Bears will travel to Houston for an intriguing Week 1 match-up. In the off-season, Houston opted to retool its backfield by signing Brock Osweiler and Lamar Miller. Both players will be tasked with leading one of the highest paced offenses in the NFL. In particular, look for Houston to establish the run early and often with Miller in toe. On defense, JJ Watt may be ready for Week 1, which would be bad news for Jay Cutler. Cutler, who has a tough pre-season, can turn into a turnover machine if repeatedly pressure. Expect Houston to dial-up pressure in this game. The get-in ticket price for this game is $150, which is the second highest get-in price this weekend. Fans driving to this game can find cheap parking options for NRG Stadium parking on ParkWhiz.com to save money.

9/8 Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos | Sports Authority Field | Get-in: $149

A rematch of last year’s Super Bowl will take place on Opening Night as the Carolina Panthers travel to Denver to face the reigning Super Bowl champion Broncos. Denver embarrassed Cam Newton and Co. in Super Bowl 50; Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was all over Newton and registered five solo tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. The Denver offense will be led by second-year player, Trevor Siemian. Siemian, a 2015 7th-round pick out of Northwestern, will make his first career start in this game. Siemian will be asked to pilot a conservative gameplan and allow the Denver defense to make plays. The get-in ticket price for this game is $161, which is the fifth highest ticket price on this slate of top games.

9/11 Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars | EverBank Field | Get-in: $136

The Green Bay Packers will travel to Jacksonville for a Week 1 match-up against the Jaguars. Aaron Rodgers, who will once again lead one of the best offenses in the NFL, will have two new options on offense. Green Bay signed Jared Cook, an athletic tight end that can stretch the middle of the field and will welcome back top receiver, Jordy Nelson, who missed the 2015 season due to injury. The presence of Cook and Nelson will make Green Bay’s offense even more lethal. Jacksonville is hoping that its offense can match Green Bay’s. Blake Bortles threw a career-high 35 touchdowns last season and will look to feed top receivers, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns early and often. Green Bay’s fans tend to travel well, driving up ticket prices on the secondary market. The get-in price for Green Bay vs. Jacksonville is $136.

9/11 New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys | AT&T Stadium | Get-in: $130

An NFC East battle will commence at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. While this is one of the NFL’s oldest rivalries, both teams features a lot of new faces. For Dallas, the backfield will be manned by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Both players had strong performances in the preseason, so Dallas is hoping that will carry over to the regular season. New York re-tooled its defense, via free agency, and added Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins, and Damon Harrison. Expect these players to put pressure on Prescott. The get-in ticket price for this game is $130.

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