December 14, 2015 - Jesse Lawrence
‘MNF’ Ticket Prices Increase As Giants Playoff Hopes Hang In Balance
The ebb and flow of the NFC East was unforgiving for the New York Giants on Sunday, who saw both the Redskins and Eagles each claim their sixth win of the season to remain in a virtual tie atop the division. At 5-7 Big Blue will take on the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium tonight with their backs against the wall in the playoff hunt, and ticket prices on the secondary market have continued to increase in the days leading up to the pivotal Monday Night Football matchup. If the Dolphins can take a win away from the Giants tonight, things won’t get much better for Eli Manning and Co. in the coming weeks. Following tonight’s showdown the Giants will take on the unbeaten Panthers next Sunday before traveling to Minnesota to play the Vikings on December 27. Their final regular season game against the Eagles on January 3 may prove to be a de facto divisional championship if both teams are still relevant. And relevant the Giants are ahead of their MNF game with the Dolphins. According to TiqIQ the average price for Dolphins vs Giants tickets is currently $318.41, marking a 39.8% jump from Saturday’s average of $227.20. If looking to just get in, the cheapest available ticket is now listed for $150. Don’t let the rising ticket demand deter a trip to Sun Life Stadium tonight. Despite the big ticket prices there are still a number of hotel deals available on Hipmunk.com. Miami hotels on Hipmunk start from just $22 per night. The Giants face the Dolphins in the wake of a harrowing 20-23 overtime loss to the Jets last week. They were able to keep the Jets at bay through the first three quarters of play, debilitating quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with two sacks and pressuring him 19 times. A fourth quarter debacle let the Jets sneak back in the game, however, scoring 10 unanswered points to force overtime. Coughlin is now in the hot seat again, a place at the table where he has been too familiar with over the last several years. Though it has been at these times during his tenure in New York where his players have shined most, including Eli Manning, who brings a 47-44 all-time road record into the MNF matchup. The Dolphins should be an easy win for the Giants, but with the team carrying a three-game losing streak and facing a bigger ditch to climb out of with a fourth straight loss, the season may very well be on the line in Miami tonight.