Top 10 Events of the Week (November 12, 2012)

With 7 spots going to one league and 3 going to another, teams from the NFL and NBA battle for our Top 10 Events of the Week.  Our Top 10 Events this Week shaped up to be similar to that of two weeks ago.

For two weeks in a row, our No. 1 and No. 2 spots are the same in the New England Patriots whose tickets are averaging $421 (up $16 per ticket from last week) and the New York Knicks whose tickets are averaging $352 (down $34 per ticket since last week). The Patriots play Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium in a matchup that is one of NFL’s most famous rivalries; both teams share the same record at 6-3. New England has won their last three games and continues to sit on top the AFC East leaderboard.  Patriots vs. Colts tickets start at $166.

For half the price, you can grab a seat in Madison Square Garden when the New York Knicks take on the Indiana Pacers Sunday. Bleacher Report lists the Knicks/Pacers matchup as one of the Pacers 5 Games to Watch in November noting the good opportunity to see how Danny Granger matches up against an All-Star. 

Another NFL rivalry that takes place this week – the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Similar to years past, the two AFC North teams are battling for the leading spot in their Division. Sunday’s game will be the first of two games between the rivals over the next three weeks. Heading into tonight’s Steelers vs. Chiefs game, both the Steelers and Ravens have won 4 of their last 5 games. Steelers tickets against the Ravens start at $118 and are averaging $289.  

Following two wins Friday and Sunday and a new hire in Mike D’Antoni, the Los Angeles Lakers make our Top 10 Events of the Week for the third straight time. The Lakers host three teams at the Staples Center this week when the San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets come into town. Tickets for the games are averaging $237, $235, and $326 respectively; tickets for Friday’s Lakers/Suns matchup, which Nash and D’Antoni would see their former team, have decreased $33 per ticket since Friday. It is however, still questionable whether D’Antoni will be on the floor to coach the Lakers on Friday. Tickets are available for $43 for both the Spurs and Suns games this week. 

The Staples Center is a hot spot this week; the Los Angeles Clippers come in at No. 5. If you’re a casual basketball fan living in LA, fight the traffic and grab a ticket to the Clippers vs. Heat game on Wednesday. You’ll get the chance to see the Big Three for (on average) $244. It’ll cost you (on average) $702 in January when the former NBA Champs come to Los Angeles to play the Lakers.   On Saturday, the Clippers will host the Chicago Bulls; get-in price just $17. 

Coming in at No. 6 on our Top 10 Events of the Week, the Washington Redskins. The Skins will host the Philadelphia Eagles, another divisional matchup against two teams with the same record. According to CBS Sports, Nick Foles will likely start as QB for the Eagles after Michael Vick suffered a concussion Sunday. The cheapest ticket on Sunday at FedEx Field is $47 which will place you in the upper deck; the most expensive seat $746 which will get you to the front row. If you’re keeping track we’re at NFL – 3, NBA – 3.

The Dallas Cowboys make Razorgator’s Top 10 Events of the Week for the first time in the last 5 weeks at No. 7. Dallas will host Cleveland at Cowboys Stadium. Both teams have dropped 3 of their last 5; but a win for the Cowboys means a .500 team. Last year, November was a good month for Cowboys fans, as they won four in a row. Could they make it four in a row this November? On average, Cowboys vs. Browns tickets are costing $177; however, you can still grab a seat for $27.

The Houston Texans are coming off a big win against the Chicago Bears over the weekend, a matchup that ranked No. 3 on last week’s Top 10 Events of the Week. The Texans take our No. 8 spot this week as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. The team’s similarities stop at the fact that they share the same Division – the Texans are 8-1, the Jaguars just 1-8. The average price for a ticket Sunday is $157, the cheapest of Houston’s remaining home games. 

Our last NFL Division matchup between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers lands at No. 9 on this week’s Top 10. Back in July, this game sold out; thus, the high prices on the secondary market. In a tough division, the Lions need a lot to fall into place to make the playoffs this year – a win against Green Bay would be a good start.   

The No. 10 spot goes to a team who up to last week was undefeated, the Atlanta Falcons. The 8-1 team looks to rebound against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at home. Lyn Scarbrough predicts a 33-16 victory for the Falcons. “The Falcons’ 4-0 home record this season has come by a combined 17 points. With the Cardinals’ inept offense ill equipped to play from behind, Atlanta doubles that total in one game.”

Top 10 Events- Week of November 12

Top 10 Events                          Avg. Price
New England Patriots $420.57
New York Knicks $352.32
Pittsburgh Steelers $289.21
Los Angeles Lakers $262.25
Los Angeles Clippers $252.00
Washington Redskins $198.84
Dallas Cowboys $177.00
Houston Texans $156.98
Detroit Lions $119.49
Atlanta Falcons $105.99

Check back with us weekly, for your Top 10 events of the Week. 

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