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Brock Osweiler Returns To Denver For Pricey Monday Night Showdown With Broncos

The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos (4-2) have suddenly dropped two straight games since their 4-0 start, but a Monday Night Football contest at home in Week 7 may curse their ills when the Houston Texans (3-3) come to town for a matchup that figures to be all about defense.
The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos (4-2) have suddenly dropped two straight games since their 4-0 start, but a Monday Night Football contest at home in Week 7 may curse their ills when the Houston Texans (3-3) come to town for a matchup that figures to be all about defense.

Denver rode their strong defensive unit to a title last season, capped off by an impressive 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in which they pretty much manhandled one of the league’s best offenses. However, in their upcoming tilt, they’ll be taking on a club that is similarly built, as Houston boasts one of the AFC’s better defenses, while sporting a pretty good offense that features some big-time players. And of course, the top storyline in this one will be Denver taking on their former quarterback Brock Osweiler, who had a big role in last year’s championship triumph.

That’s just some of the reasons why Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos tickets are currently trending high on the secondary market, being one of the most expensive games for Week 7. In fact, according to Razorgator, tickets to see the Texans and Broncos go at it are averaging $368.47, while the get-in price is as high as $144. Unsurprisingly, in Osweiler’s return to Denver, it’s one of the priciest games of the season for both clubs. Fans can at least save some money on their Sports Authority Field at Mile High parking by electing to go through ParkWhiz.com, which has numerous cheap parking options all around the stadium.

This contest will be the second straight primetime affair for both teams. In Week 6, Denver dropped a tough 21-13 decision to the San Diego Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Playing without head coach Gary Kubiak, Denver was unable to generate any offense against a resurgent San Diego front-seven. Houston, on the other hand, had a big showing on offense on Sunday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts, pulling off a thrilling comeback victory that they would ultimately finish off in overtime. The likes of Osweiler, Lamar Miller and DeAndre Hopkins will be seeking to continue that momentum in this anticipated encounter.

These two teams have only played five times — and Denver holds a slight 3-2 series lead. This will be their first meeting since 2013, though, when Denver won 37-13 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns in the victory, while Matt Schaub only threw for 176 yards and two interceptions. Of course, both of those quarterbacks are gone from their respective franchises, so there will be a completely different feel to this matchup.

Above all, the Broncos will be hoping their new quarterback, Trevor Siemian, can get back on track following a bit of a lackluster outing versus the Chargers. In his defense, it was his first game back from injury, and he might have been playing at less than 100 percent, so he’ll be leaning on the likes of Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and CJ Anderson to return to form. It won’t be easy though, as even without superstar JJ Watt, the Texans still boast one of the stronger defenses in the league. And in a showdown like this one, it will probably be defense that dictates how it all plays out.

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Ravens Return To Big Apple For Showdown With Jets, Tickets Yielding Solid Value

After dropping their Week 6 tilt in New York to the Giants, the Baltimore Ravens (3-3) will return to the Big Apple for the second consecutive week to face the reeling New York Jets (1-5) in Week 7. Considering how poorly the Empire State’s other football franchise looked this past Monday night, this
After dropping their Week 6 tilt in New York to the Giants, the Baltimore Ravens (3-3) will return to the Big Apple for the second consecutive week to face the reeling New York Jets (1-5) in Week 7. Considering how poorly the Empire State’s other football franchise looked this past Monday night, this could be the perfect remedy for a Ravens club that has lost three straight after starting 3-0.

After relatively strong starts to their seasons, both team have dropped at least three games and both teams find themselves in a ‘must-win’ situation. Luckily for Baltimore, they’ve historically dominated the Jets, being 8-1 all-time against Gang Green. These two teams haven’t played since 2013, though, when Baltimore won 19-3. Five field goals were kicked and Baltimore scored a late defensive touchdown to preserve the win, a formula that could very well play out in their 2016 matchup based on how both clubs have looked in the early going.

Despite the collective struggles, Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets tickets are drawing higher prices than several other Week 7 games on the secondary market. In fact, according to Razorgator, tickets to see the Ravens and Jets duke it out in this important AFC clash are averaging $170.52 on the resale market, while the get-in price is clocking in at $53. Fans traveling to the game can also save money on their MetLife Stadium parking by going through ParkWhiz.com, which sports cheap parking options at just about every sporting venue throughout the country.

After two tough road losses in Pittsburgh and Arizona, the Jets will be needing to get back in the win column in order to turn their season around. Their run defense has been a strength thus far, but New York’s pass defense, which used to be really good, is leaking big plays all over the field. Those defensive issues may rear their ugly head against a Baltimore team that wants to take deep shots on occasion. Armed with an impressive trio of wide receivers, expect Joe Flacco to push the ball downfield and challenge the weak Jets secondary. Of note, Mike Wallace has been great as a vertical and red-zone option, while Steve Smith is great all over the field, though his status is still in question for this game.

The Ravens have also experienced struggles in their pass coverage, but they may be in luck, as New York’s passing game has been woefully bad and arguably their biggest weakness. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a mega disappointment after his breakout campaign of a year ago, though his No. 1 wideout, Brandon Marshall, has still managed to put up some solid numbers. He’ll need to help Fitzpatrick get back in a rhythm, or the Jets’ 2016 season could continue to spiral out of control, even before the calendar hits November.

It’s a big game for both teams, and as a result, the above-average ticket prices should continue to sustain at high levels in the days leading up to Sunday’s affair at MetLife Stadium.

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Heinz Field To Host Huge Patriots-Steelers Showdown In Week 7, Tickets Soaring On Secondary Market

A potential AFC Championship Game preview will play out in mid-October when the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) host the New England Patriots (5-1) at Heinz Field in one of the biggest matchups for Week 7.

Through six games, there’s no denying that the Steelers and Patriots are the two best teams in the AFC.

A potential AFC Championship Game preview will play out in mid-October when the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) host the New England Patriots (5-1) at Heinz Field in one of the biggest matchups for Week 7.

Through six games, there’s no denying that the Steelers and Patriots are the two best teams in the AFC. Therefore, the winner of this game will gain a distinct advantage in the race for home-field advantage, if the Patriots and Steelers indeed continue on their pace as the conference’s two best teams.

Since Ben Roethlisberger debuted in 2004, these two teams have engaged in some highly entertaining matchups over the year, though it is Tom Brady who has gotten the better of the rivalry, holding a 6-2 edge in head-to-head matchups opposite Big Ben. In fact, Brady is even 3-1 against Roethlisberger at Heinz Field, which is a trend that may not even come into play after the veteran Pittsburgh quarterback went down with an injury in Week 5 versus the Miami Dolphins that is expected to keep him on the sidelines for at least the next few weeks. That being known, the Patriots will be looking to capitalize on the situation.

No matter who is under center for the Steelers come Sunday, tickets to see the Patriots and Steelers are trending mighty high, having a whopping average price of $421.58 on the secondary market, according to Razorgator. Furthermore, the get-in price for Patriots vs. Steelers tickets is going for as high as $151, though perhaps this isn’t too surprising, considering the teams involved in this anticipated clash between top AFC contenders. Fortunately, fans going to the game can at least save a little bit of money by acquiring their Heinz Field parking on ParkWhiz.com, which features numerous cheap parking options all around the stadium. In addition, ParkWhiz.com boasts parking at any sports venue in the country.

New England’s offense, with Brady back leading the way, appears to already be back in elite form, as the future Hall-of-Famer can choose to feed the likes of Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Martellus Bennett regularly. Of note, Gronkowski scored three touchdowns in last year’s season-opening 28-21 victory over the Steelers, and after Gronk’s monster game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, expect to be heavily involved.

Another intriguing storyline will be comprised of how Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount fares against his old club. Blount has been out to a solid start in 2016, and there’s no question he’ll be extra motivated when he returns to his old stomping grounds.

For Pittsburgh, it looks like Landry Jones will be suiting up as quarterback, but the game plan should still be focused around superstars Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Brown caught nine passes for 133 yards and one touchdown in the aforementioned opener a season ago, but he might have a tough time duplicating that strong performance without Big Ben throwing him passes. New England also may elect to stack the box to minimize the damage done by Bell, but of course, the Steelers have also been using their stud running back at receiver as well, so that should make for an interesting dynamic in terms of how the Patriots cover him.

Although fans might prefer to wait until ticket prices go down, you should still expect to pay premiums, as this showdown between the Patriots and Steelers looks like it will end up as the priciest game of Week 7.

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Alabama, Texas A&M Prepare For Critical, Expensive SEC West Tilt At Bryant-Denny Stadium

A pivotal SEC West division matchup will commence at Bryant-Denny Stadium when the No. 1-ranked team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0), welcome in the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies (6-0) for what could be the defending champs’ biggest test of the season.

These two teams have only played eight

A pivotal SEC West division matchup will commence at Bryant-Denny Stadium when the No. 1-ranked team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0), welcome in the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies (6-0) for what could be the defending champs’ biggest test of the season.

These two teams have only played eight times — and Alabama is 6-2 all-time against the Aggies. Not only that, Alabama has won three straight games over Texas A&M, but Alabama did suffer a home loss to the hands of Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans in 2012. Granted, Texas A&M does not currently have any players nearly as talented as Manziel and Evans, but this team has been poised and motivated during a season in which head coach Kevin Sumlin is on the hot seat. And it could take them to new heights if they can once again knock off the Crimson Tide.

As one would expect, tickets to see Alabama and Texas A&M go at it in one of the high-profile matchups of Week 8 are trending up on the secondary market, according to information provided by Razorgator. In fact, Alabama vs. Texas A&M tickets are currently averaging $364.73, with the get-in price clocking in at $175. Fortunately, fans driving to the game can at least save money on their Bryant-Denny Stadium parking by visiting ParkWhiz.com, which sports numerous cheap parking options all around the venue.

Both teams are coming off huge victories last weekend. The Aggies, for instance, won 45-38 over Tennessee at Kyle Field. Texas A&M needed two overtime periods to topple the Volunteers, but they’ll gladly take it as long as it results in a victory. Quarterback Trevor Knight, who threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns, notched the game-winning score with a one-yard touchdown plunge. In addition, running back Trayveon Williams rushed for 217 yards and a touchdown to propel his team to a win.

Alabama, meanwhile, is coming off of an impressive 49-30 road victory over No. 16-ranked Arkansas. Alabama gashed Arkansas’ run defense for 264 yards and three touchdowns, as they led comfortably from wire to wire. Alabama’s defense limited the Razorbacks’ talented rushing attack to just 73 yards on 36 carries. Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen did throw for 400 yards and three touchdowns, but he also recorded three interceptions, and his numbers were buoyed by negative game flow.

Expect a hard-fought, tough matchup between two of the most talented teams in the SEC West, as the Crimson Tide’s top ranking will be put to the test when the teams square off in an anticipated showdown Saturday, Oct. 22.

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Tom Brady’s Return To The Field Resulting In Browns’ Third-Most Expensive Home Game Since 2010

Few would have predicted three wins for the New England Patriots without Tom Brady, but here we are. In Week 5, the New England Patriots will travel to Cleveland with a 3-1 record, and their Hall of Fame quarterback in tow. Many are expecting Brady to return with a vengeance, with some

Few would have predicted three wins for the New England Patriots without Tom Brady, but here we are. In Week 5, the New England Patriots will travel to Cleveland with a 3-1 record, and their Hall of Fame quarterback in tow. Many are expecting Brady to return with a vengeance, with some even predicting a ‘Game of Thrones’ like feel with the future Hall-of-Famer back on the field.

The winless Browns will unfortunately have to feel Brady’s wrath in Week 5, and more likely than not, won’t be able to offer much resistance on defense. Expect Brady and Co. to send the league a message with a massive performance in this upcoming tilt, especially if superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski is completely healthy. Gronk is yet to find the endzone this seaosn, but with Brady back under center, that could change in a hurry, especially against a bottom-feeder opponent.

That’s just one reason why tickets are higher than average for this Patriots-Browns Week 5 tilt. In fact, it’s Cleveland’s third-most expensive home game since 2010, despite the team currently carrying an 0-4 mark into the weekend. According to TicketIQ, tickets are averaging $191.59 on the secondary market, with the get-in price clocking in at $88. Who would’ve thought those would be the prices for a Browns game this season? Ah, the impact Brady has on an opposing market. Meanwhile, fans can at least save some money on their parking at FirstEnergy Stadium by going through ParkWhiz.com, which features numerous cheap parking options all around the venue.

While Cleveland’s defense won’t offer New England’s offense much resistance, the Browns do possess a few playmakers on offense that can present some issues for New England’s defense. Ex-quarterback, now turned wide receiver, Terrelle Pryor has turned into a dynamic downfield threat, and he’s been great in the red zone, showing exhibiting big-play ability. Additionally, Cleveland’s backfield features a dynamic 1-2 punch in Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. Crowell is averaging over five yards per carry, while Johnson has been an asset on third down and in the passing game. It all boils down to how well Cody Kessler can perform in his first home game in Cleveland. Belichick’s defenses have historically frustrated young quarterbacks, so it goes without saying this will be a tough assignment for the youngster.

For the first-place Patriots, expect Brady to target his two-headed tight end monster early and often if Gronkowski is available. Gronk has been slowed down by a hamstring injury, but appears healthy and ready to go in this Week 5 affair. On the other side, Martellus Bennett presents a tough matchup over the middle of the field. Add in Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, LeGarrette Blount, and James White to the fold and New England has a bevy of options to attack Cleveland’s hapless defense.

This should be more than a win for the Patriots; it looks like there could be a huge statement made, and fans are willing to pay up to see it live.

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