December 28, 2015 - Jesse Lawrence
MNF Broncos-Bengals Game Carries Plenty of Playoff Implications, But Ticket Prices Are Dropping Fast
If you’re a fan of playoff scenarios, then the final Monday Night Football game of the season is for you. The Denver Broncos will host the Cincinnati Bengals in a game that will have drastic effects on the AFC, and the game is seeing ticket prices on the secondary market fall rapidly in the hours leading up to kickoff. According to TiqIQ the average price for Broncos vs Bengals tickets is $230.70. That marks a 19.5% drop from Saturday’saverage of $286.73 and a 42.6% tumble from its peak average of $402.05 on December 20. If looking just to get in the cheapest ticket is now listed for $66. In the sea of Week16 storylines tonight’s game may prove to be relatively obscure, but its importance will not go unnoticed. If the Bengals can take away a victory on the road they would clinch a first-round bye, allow the Texans to clinch the AFC South and eliminate the Colts from playoff contention. The fun wouldn’t end there, either– the Chiefs would solely possess the AFC West while the Jets slide up to the #5 seed in the conference. Less movement would occur if the Broncos were to win at home tonight. While the coming of Brock Osweiler has been somewhat of a disappointment in the wake of Peyton Manning’s season-ending foot injury, the Broncos have weathered the storm and still remain atop the AFC West. A win against the Bengals would move them up to the #2 seed in the conference, push the Bengals down to #3, keep the Colts slim playoff hopes alive and allow the Chiefs to remain with the #5 seed. Those making last-minute arrangements to attend tonight’s game shouldn’t just take advantage of the falling ticket prices on the secondary market. Hipmunk.com offers the best deals on travel arrangements in the air and at the hotel. While flights can be booked from anywhere in the country, Denver hotels on Hipmunk start from just $45 each night. Tonight’s game is now the cheapest game of the season at Sports Authority Field. It surpasses Sunday’s game against the Chargers, which owns a $275.65 average and $94 get-in price.