The Most (and Least) Expensive NFL Teams to See Before the Playoffs

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17. Detroit Lions
> Avg. remaining home ticket price: $210
> Avg. home game price through wk. 13: $203
> Current record: 6-6
> Avg. 2017 home attendance: 70,926 (99.4% capacity)

NFL rivalry games mean more to players and fans than a standard matchup. That’s especially true when the playoffs are on the line. The 6-6 Lions will face their NFC North foes, the 6-6 Green Bay Packers, in the last week of the season. That game could decide who makes the playoffs and who is eliminated, which may be why tickets for the matchup sell for an average of $236, driving up the average price for Lions home tickets.

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16. Los Angeles Rams
> Avg. remaining home ticket price: $212
> Avg. home game price through wk. 13: $177
> Current record: 9-3
> Avg. 2017 home attendance: 70,991 (89.4% capacity)

Los Angeles has a reputation of being a poor sports town, and it is easy to see why. The Rams have one of the league’s best records, yet fans don’t seem to care. The team struggles to fill its temporary home, the L.A. Coliseum. L.A. has plenty of people who can afford pricey tickets, but many of them must be spending their time elsewhere, as games this year have averaged less than 90% capacity.

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15. Houston Texans
> Avg. remaining home ticket price: $236
> Avg. home game price through wk. 13: $236
> Current record: 4-8
> Avg. 2017 home attendance: 64,192 (101.0% capacity)

The argument could be made that no team has had a more heartbreaking season than the Texans, who currently have more than a dozen players on injured reserve, including star defensive end J.J. Watt. The team looked like it had a shot of fighting through these injuries thanks to the otherworldly play of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, but Watson himself sustained a season-ending knee injury during a routine practice drill early in November. Houston is 1-4 since Watson went down. The 4-8 Texans are all but eliminated at this point, but a home matchup against the Steelers in Week 16 is sure to draw fans.

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14. Minnesota Vikings
> Avg. remaining home ticket price: $243
> Avg. home game price through wk. 13: $236
> Current record: 10-2
> Avg. 2017 home attendance: 69,052 (91.4% capacity)

Perhaps one of the most surprising teams in the league this year, the Vikings are tied with three other teams for the best record in the NFL and hold a commanding lead in the NFC North. Still, the team is selling home games at less than capacity, and it has the lowest home ticket prices of the NFL’s four 10-2 teams. Games against the 5-7 Bengals and the 3-9 Bears will likely not drive up prices for the year.

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13. Carolina Panthers
> Avg. remaining home ticket price: $246
> Avg. home game price through wk. 13: $231
> Current record: 8-4
> Avg. 2017 home attendance: 67,268 (100.1% capacity)

The Panthers have a lot of variation in ticket prices for their three remaining home games. The average price for the Week 14 matchup against the 10-2 Vikings will cost an average of $221. But a ticket to the Week 15 game against the Packers will cost an average of $371. Surprisingly, the NFC South matchup with the Buccaneers is drawing much less attention as a seat to that games costs $175 on average.