January 08, 2016 - Jesse Lawrence
Redskins Vs Packers Tickets Are Most Expensive Of Wild Card Round, Averaging Over $300 On Secondary Market
43 years have passed since the Washington Redskins last played the Green Bay Packers in the postseason. Since that time the two franchises have compiled five Super Bowl championships, with the Packers claiming the most recent title in 2010. And while one team will continue its journey to Santa Clara by Monday morning, Sunday’s game in the nation’s capital is generating the most expensive ticket prices on the secondary market during the wild card round. According to TiqIQ the average price for NFC Wild Card Redskins vs Packers tickets is currently $337.55. Though still the most expensive game this weekend that average is down 16% on average over the last three days, which peaked at $402.61 on Monday. No other wild card game this weekend will exceed the $300 average. The cheapest ticket is now listed for $187, which is up considerably from earlier in the week. On Monday the get-in price was $143, marking a 30.8% climb since. Such a high price point is likely due to the two teams meeting for the first time this season. Of all four wild card games this weekend it is the only game not serving as a rematch from earlier in the season. Combine that fact with the Redskins first playoff game in three years and there exists a recipe for big ticket demand on the secondary market. Of course, there is opportunity to save while planning the trip to D.C. this weekend. Travel arrangements on Hipmunk.com offer the best deals on flights and hotels from anywhere in the country. Hotels in Washington, D.C. start from just $46 each night this weekend while four-star hotels start from $75 per night. The teams will take the field this weekend in the midst of very different streaks to end the regular season. Winners of their last four games the Redskins will have the support of a home crowd against the bumbling Packers, who have lost their last two games and limp into the postseason with a 4-6 record over the last 10 games. It appears that momentum is also in favor of Kirk Cousins under center. The 27-year-old has been near flawless over the last three weeks, posting 860 passing yards and 11 touchdowns over that time. Aaron Rodgers heads to D.C. with modest numbers over his last three games, compiling just three touchdowns and three picks in an otherwise forgettable end to the regular season.