As the class of the NFL for over a decade it is no surprise that again the Patriots are regarded as a top tier team in the league. After 7 straight wins the Patriots suffered finally a loss at the hands of the white hot Packers in an ice-cold Lambeau Field. This coming weekend they travel to the west coast to challenge the Chargers in the San Diego sun, who are trying to keep themselves in playoff position. Each of these teams desperately needs a win and a battle of 2 of the AFC’s best quarterbacks in Phillip Rivers and the great Tom Brady has been bolstering the secondary markets average prices.
According to RazorGator the average ticket price of this game will be $452.76, San Diego’s highest priced home game this year as well as the most expensive Patriots ticket of any game they play in. That price is more than 150% higher than their season average. The get in price is 231 as the game is trending upward 11% with less than a week until kickoff.
The faceoff of these two Pro-Bowl quarterbacks will be the main storyline heading into this weekend’s matchup. However, three weeks into the season when Tom Brady looked as if his and his teams decade long dynasty would be nearing a close, but since then it appears as if Brady and Belichick seam to have righted the ship. With the return of a fully healthy Rob Gronkowski the Patriots seem ripe for another Super Bowl run. Especially with the help of a strangely potent New England rushing attack by the three capable backs Shane Vereen, LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray.
Sunday’s game will be the first meeting between the two since September of 2011 where Brady and New England’s high-powered offence put up 35 points in a two-touchdown victory against the Chargers. New England will hope to keep their hunt for the number 1 seed in the AFC alive, while spoiling the Chargers playoff chances in the process.