Panthers-Jaguars secondary market tickets provide one of the major week 1 bargains
Almost 20 years after they entered the National Football League together as two expansion franchises, the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars will oppose one another to kick off the 2015 campaign. On September 13, the two teams meet at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, with both vying for the desired 1-0 start that could serve as a launching pad for a successful season.
Being that both teams have only met five times before in the past, this is a rare unique matchup to commence the new season, though you wouldn’t think so based on in the insanely low ticket prices. In fact, secondary market tickets to see the Jaguars and Panthers square off in Week 1 are averaging only $100.07 on the secondary market, while the get-in price is even more of a major bargain, currently sitting at just $31. And if history is any indication, fans of both sides should be treated to a competitive contest, as four of the first five meetings between the two sides, the final outcome was decided by 10 points or less.
All things considered, this game absolutely stands out as one of the best values of Week 1. Visiting Panthers fans will certainly be intrigued by the low ticket prices, not to mention the fact that they get to see their team begin a new journey in trying to get to the almighty Super Bowl. For fans seeking a football vacation to begin the new season, Hipmunk.com sports affordable flights to Jacksonville from most major airline carries. Not only that, they also have cheap downtown Jacksonville hotels, with rooms starting from just $48 for those who want to make it an extended getaway.
The Panthers are coming off back-to-back NFC South division titles for the first time in franchise history, but are expected to face a bit more adversity than in years past. That’s because their No. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who was fantastic as a rookie a season ago, is out for the year, leaving Carolina with a depleted receiving corps to work with. Newton is one of the few quarterbacks in football who can scramble very effectively, which makes him a dual threat, but if his targets are severely limited, that could have a negative impact on his running game. As it stands now, Newton really only has one established receiver, that being veteran tight end Greg Olsen. Carolina will have to hope another veteran, running back Jonathan Stewart, can emerge as a top back in 2015 to take the pressure off the passing game.
In any event, the Panthers are a team that has been paced by its defense in recent years, and will hope for continued success in that department. Despite being without top defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to start the year, this is a talented group that also boasts the likes of tackling machine Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, and Roman Harper. They have a fine opportunity to get started off on the right foot against a Jaguars offense that was very inconsistent last season. If their defense can lead the way, the Panthers may have a shot after all of getting back to the playoffs.