Just two weeks remain in the NFL regular season, but don’t let that fool you: plenty of action is left on tap. With just four playoff spots filled entering Week 16, a number of teams are still in the hunt, and it will come down to the final whistle to determine seeding in many divisions.
With playoff implications comes big ticket demand, and that will be the case for many teams looking to lock down their trip to the postseason over the next two weeks. Ticket event search engine TicketIQ breaks down the biggest games remaining during the regular season and the importance of each below. In addition to including tickets from over 90 percent of the resale market, TicketIQ also partners with NFL Ticket Exchange, the league’s official reselling platform, to offer fans the largest ticket inventory in the marketplace.
12/24/16 Detroit Lions @ Dallas Cowboys | Average Resale Price: $489 | Get-in Price: $67
America’s Team has already booked their ticket to the playoffs, but with the surging Giants still alive and well in the AFC East picture, the division remains up for grabs heading into Week 16. They can capture the divisional title with either a win over the Lions at home or a Giants loss to the Eagles.
Interesting resale ticket prices exist for Saturday’s game in Arlington. While it serves as the most expensive game on average during Week 16, fans looking to get past the gates can find tickets starting from just $67 each.
The Cowboys aren’t the only team playing for something at AT&T Stadium this weekend. With the NFC North still looking for a sole proprietor the Lions can put the division away with a win and Packers loss. It would be the Lions’ first divisional title since 1993, back when they were members of the NFC Central.
1/1/17 New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins | Average Resale Price: $488 | Get-in Price: $181
The Patriots may have already locked up the AFC East and a first-round bye, but their trip down to Miami in Week 17 could carry huge implications for their opponent in the Dolphins. At 9-5 the Dolphins currently own the second wild card spot in the conference but have little breathing room with three 8-5 teams following directly behind in the standings. Barring a win this week and some help below them, they’ll need to come up big against the red-hot Patriots if they hope to punch their ticket to the wild card game.
Add the allure of the Patriots to a potential playoff berth and there is a recipe for big resale ticket demand. As it stands now Dolphins tickets against the Patriots in Week 17 average $488 and the cheapest are listed from $181 each.
1/1/17 New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons | Average Resale Price: $414 | Get-in Price: $94
Clinging to the NFC South are the Falcons, who at 9-5 sit just one win up on the threatening Buccaneers. Their New Year’s Day matchup with the Saints will be intriguing on several fronts. While it could possibly serve as a division-clinching game, it will also be the final regular season game played in the Georgia Dome before it closes for good in early 2017. The Falcons will relocate to the new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium within walking distance to the Dome.
For those with interest in being on hand at the historic game, Falcons tickets currently own a $414 average on TicketIQ and the get-in price is $94.
1/1/17 Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos | Average Resale Price: $409 | Get-in Price: $120
The Raiders have lived up to their potential this season, storming to an 11-3 record and first place in the AFC West. They can clinch the division with a win over the Colts this weekend and a Chiefs loss or tie to the Broncos. Should neither of those outcomes pan out, however, a monumental Week 17 matchup is in store with the Broncos. Raiders vs. Broncos tickets own a $409 average and $120 get-in price.
1/1/17 Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions | Average Resale Price: $330 | Get-in Price: $124
The final two weeks of the season will be no walk in the park for the Lions. Following their Week 16 game with the Cowboys they’ll travel home to face the surging Packers, who have won four straight. A loss to the Cowboys and a Packers Week 16 win would set up a de-facto divisional championship in Detroit on New Year’s Day.
Expect to pay up; Lions vs. Packers tickets are averaging $330 and the cheapest are $124 each.
12/24/16 Indianapolis Colts @ Oakland Raiders | Average Resale Price: $282 | Get-in Price: $115
They’ll need some help along the way, but the Raiders can snag the AFC West title in Week 16. Fans looking to celebrate at O. co Coliseum on Christmas Eve will find an average resale ticket price of $282 and a $115 get-in price.
1/1/17 New York Giants @ Washington Redskins | Average Resale Price: $251 | Get-in Price: $89
The Giants have kept things interesting in the NFC East, keeping their divisional hopes alive with back-to-back wins. They’ll need a minor miracle to upset the Cowboys and claim the division, but that possibility still exists. And crazier things have happened. The Giants’ Week 17 game against the Redskins owns a $251 average and an asking price of $89 on TicketIQ.
1/1/17 Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles | Average Resale Price: $237 | Get-in Price: $80
Should the Cowboys fall to the Lions this week and the Giants beat the Eagles, brace yourself for a nail-biting Week 17. The Cowboys will take on the Eagles on the road on New Year’s Day to the tune of a $237 average resale ticket prices and $80 get-in price.
1/1/17 Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers | Average Resale Price: $209 | Get-in Price: $72
Who would’ve thought the Browns would be playing in meaningful games in Week 17? Of course, it won’t be the winless Browns salivating at a divisional title, but their counterparts in the Steelers. At 9-5 Big Ben and Co. will look to lock up the AFC North over the next two weeks.
Rooting them on at Heinz Field on New Year’s Day will come at an average resale price of $209. The cheapest tickets start from $72 each.
12/25/16 Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers | Average Resale Price: $199 | Get-in Price: $58
Steeler Nation will hope to have a present waiting under the tree on Christmas Day, however, as the Steelers host the Ravens in one of two Yuletide games this season. They can put a bowtie on the division with a win at home, where tickets are averaging $199 and the get-in price is $58.