Breaking Down the NFC West

There was a time that the NFC West was perhaps the weakest division in the National Football League. In 2010, the Seattle Seahawks clinched the division with a 7-9 record, becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs despite a losing record. Several years later, the NFC West is perhaps the strongest division in the National Football League, at least according to secondary ticket data. Below, we will look at two powerhouse teams that sport some of the most expensive secondary ticket prices in the league.

The Seahawks tickets lead the league with an average secondary price of $406.03. The most expensive game in Seattle this season will come in Week 1 when the Packers come to town. The September 4 showdown features a high-powered offense in Green Bay against a star-studded defense in Seattle. Last season, the Packers, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, scored the third-most points in league. The Seahawks, led by cornerback Richard Sherman and the Legion of Boom, surrendered the fewest points in the league. The average price on the secondary market ahead of the clash is $537.39, representing the fourth-most expensive regular season football game of the season.

The San Francisco 49ers sport the third-highest average secondary ticket price in the league at $382.85. The most expensive game in San Francisco this season will come in Week 13 against, you guessed it, the Seahawks. The November matchup is a repeat of the NFC Championship game last season, in which Seattle defeated San Francisco 23-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. Like the Seahawks, the 49ers have a stifling defense, which last season surrendered the third-fewest points in the league, indicating that points should be hard to come by. The average price on the secondary price for 49ers tickets ahead of the late-season battle is $544.84, good for the third-most expensive regular season football game of the season.

It is only August, but it certainly appears that one of these powerhouse teams is poised to head to Super Bowl XLIX, which will be held on February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium where fellow NFC West foe Arizona call home see Cardinals tickets go for $142 on average. If either the Seahawks or 49ers earn the right to represent the NFC fans will likely see Super Bowl tickets likely increase from last years average of $3,375 due to them being so close to the venue and therefore more inclined to make the voyage.

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