Of the 16 NFL teams playing in the National Football Conference (NFC) games leading up to the Super Bowl, the most interesting may be the newly-minted Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams are playing as the West Coast city’s first home football team after returning from decades playing in other cities, including St. Louis, most recently.
The Rams will be playing in NFC games at the Los Angeles Coliseum starting on August 13, when they will be going up against the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys vs Rams Tickets range from $117 to $331.
|NFC North Team Tickets 2016||Venue||City|
|Chicago Bears Tickets||Soldier Field||Chicago, IL|
|Detroit Lions Tickets||Ford Field||Detroit, MI|
|Green Bay Packers Tickets||Lambeau Field||Green Bay, WI|
|Minnesota Vikings Tickets||U.S. Bank Stadium||Minneapolis, MN|
Says Sports Illustrated on the coming Rams games:
“To a degree, everything will have that honeymoon feel to it this season in Los Angeles, where the Rams have returned after a 21-year trial separation in St. Louis. But there will be challenges. Jeff Fisher’s club is about to log some serious mileage with a foray to London on tap at midseason, but it’s difficult to imagine a tougher road trip than what looms in Week 13: a cross-country slog to New England in a Super Bowl XXXVI rematch of sorts.”
The Rams will be getting a brand new stadium in Inglewood, just south of downtown, and LA has been awarded the Super Bowl in 2021. The new, sprawling stadium complex is expected to open in 2019. It will feature 80,000 seats and with its price tag at $2.6 billion, will be the NFL’s most expensive facility.
|NFC South Team Tickets 2016||Venue||City|
|Atlanta Falcons Tickets||Georgia Dome||Atlanta, GA|
|Carolina Panthers Tickets||Bank of America Stadium||Charlotte, NC|
|New Orleans Saints Tickets||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||New Orleans, LA|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tickets||Raymond James Stadium||Tampa, FL|
The Minnesota Vikings also have a new home stadium in the works, but the game to watch, according to Sports Illustrated, is when the team travels to Charlotte to face off with the Carolina Panthers. Vikings vs Panthers Tickets for this game range from $80 to $1,991.
“[Running back] Adrian Peterson says just watch and see, the Vikings can win it all this year,” Sports Illustrated notes. “We’ll be watching to see how Minnesota fares against the defending NFC champs in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.”
So will we.
Panthers games start August 26 at their home Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Some games, like the Panthers vs Steelers tickets, start at a low price like $26 while others, like the Panthers vs San Francisco 49ers tickets, start in the $80-range.
The New Orleans Saints have very affordable tickets available against the Pittsburgh Steelers, starting at $19 for their August 26 match-up at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Blogging for SB Nation’s Canal Street Chronicles, JR Ella has high hopes for this year’s Saints.
“I’m dead serious: the New Orleans Saints have a great chance to win the NFC South this upcoming 2016 season and if you don’t believe me, history says you should,” he writes.
|NFC East Team Tickets 2016||Venue||City|
|Dallas Cowboys Tickets||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, TX|
|New York Giants Tickets||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, NJ|
|Philadelphia Eagles Tickets||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia, PA|
|Washington Redskins Tickets||FedEx Field||Landover, MD|
“I was not impressed by the 2015 Saints, as I saw defensive rookies make mistakes, but also make plays all over the field,” he concludes. “I saw a quarterback that is still elite, and unlike 2014, I saw a team that never quit, never turned on each other and kept fighting until the end of game 16 of the regular season. That’s why I believe that despite the current somber mood within Saints Nation following two consecutive losing seasons, the immediate future is probably much brighter than you think for the Black and Gold.”
The Panthers and Saints will play each other on October 16 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in New Orleans. Panthers vs Saints Tickets run between $78 and $2,808.
|NFC West Team Tickets 2016||Venue||City|
|Arizona Cardinals Tickets||University of Phoenix Stadium||Glendale, AZ|
|Los Angeles Rams Tickets||Los Angeles Coliseum||Los Angeles, CA|
|San Francisco 49ers Tickets||Levis Stadium||Santa Clara, CA|
|Seattle Seahawks Tickets||CenturyLink Field||Seattle, WA|
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