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Green Bay Packers 2014 Outlook and Ticket Prices

The Packers had a rough go of it last season. They lost Aaron Rodgers for a good chunk of the season after starting out well. They won only eight games, and had their worst record since 2008 — and still made the playoffs and almost upset the 49ers in the first round. Even when the Packers are bad, they’re good. A healthy Aaron Rodgers will do a lot for the team looking to get back to the Super Bowl and that 15-1 record they had a few years ago. Green Bay has a stellar passing game, and with Rodgers pitching the rock to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb once again in 2014, they’ll be hard to stop. Green Bay also addressed an issue on defense, picking HaHa Clinton-Dix with their first-round pick of the draft. Clinton-Dix is a hard-hitting safety out of Alabama, and it was a dream come true for the Packers when he fell to them. Lets look forward at the eight home games hosted by Lambeau Field this year and see both what the Packers look forward to and what the fans can expect to pay to see a game.

vs. New York Jets, Sept. 14 

The Jets come into Lambeau for the home opener, and it’ll be interesting to see where they are at this point early in the season. Will we see Geno Smith or Michael Vick? Tickets for this one start as low as $146 right now, and that’s for the lower level! Get your first taste of the season at Lambeau in Week 2.

vs. Minnesota Vikings, Oct. 2 

Get-in Price: $150

Aaron Rodgers could pick up another MVP this season.

vs. Carolina Panthers, Oct. 19

The Panthers proved to be one of the NFC’s best teams last season, and their defense will be a good match against the Packers air assault. 700-level ticket for this one start at $150.

vs. Chicago Bears, Nov. 9

The hated Bears come into Lambeau and it could be the contest that swings the division back in Green Bay’s favor. Jay Cutler has Alshon Jeffrey, Brandon Marshall, and Matt Forte, so this could be a very high-scoring game. Tickets start at $163.

vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Nov. 16

Get-in Price: $138

vs. New England Patriots, Nov. 30

Two of the decade’s best quarterbacks face off in this one, and the Patriots always bring a good game to NFC teams. Tickets will start off at $150, and you can even get a lower-level seat in between the 20s for $228.

vs. Atlanta Falcons, Dec. 8

Looking to get into a Packers game for under $100? Look no further. Get in price is currently $93.

vs. Detroit Lions, Dec. 28

Don’t sleep on the Lions this season, Matt Stafford has the offensive weapons to take this Detroit team far. It’ll be up to the defense to make some stops for the Lions if they want to challenge the Packers and Bears in the NFC North. It’s the last game of the season at home, so it could be very important to the playoff race. This one has a get in price of $126, and you can even sit lower level at the 50 yard line for $134. What a deal for a game at Lambeau!

Top Games of the Texas A&M 2014 Schedule

Texas A&M has done better than expected since its move to the Southeastern Conference. A win over #1 Alabama in 2012 and a beating down of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl have been the highlights of the Aggies time of the SEC, and it’s only going to get harder. While A&M is pulling some top recruits, so are schools like Alabama, LSU and Florida year after year. Add in that this will be the school’s first season without Johnny Manziel at the helm, and the odds are stacked against the Aggies. Tickets will be in-demand for A&M games no matter what with their huge, loyal fan base. Let’s check out some of the biggest games of the season and what the prices are at this point before the season.

A game at Kyle Field is like no other (Stuart Seeger)

Texas A&M vs. Lamar, September 6, 6:30 PM (College Station, TX)

The Aggies start the season at Kyle Field against the Lamar Cardinals, which shouldn’t be too tough a game. Texas A&M should cruise, winning by 30+ against a team that went 2-5 in Southland Conference play in 2013. Even so, it’s a season opener in College Station and it’s a pretty cheap ticket. $31 gets you into the stadium, while $42 can get you a seat at field level. Not too bad for one of the most talked-about team in the country the last two years.

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, September 27 (Arlington, TX)

This isn’t a home game, but it might as well be. Arkansas isn’t too far away from the Metroplex, but Dallas is filled with Aggies. A&M will be represented in a big way in the stands, and watching a game at AT&T Stadium is always an experience for those that haven’t been. Arkansas was absolutely dreadful last season, going 0-8 in SEC play after starting the season with three non-conference wins against fluff opponents. Another game A&M should win, but as we all know, anything can happen. Tickets for the Southwest Classic start at $111, but a lower level ticket will cost about $300.

Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss, October 11 (College Station, TX)

This one is poised to be a close one, with the team looking pretty even after the departure of Manziel. The Aggie defense hasn’t been very good, and senior Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace could be one of the best in the country in 2014. The Aggies beat Ole Miss in a crazy come-from-behind game last year in Oxford, and we expect another game of that caliber. For this one, $78 will get you in the door, and about $120 is good enough for field level.

Texas A&M vs. LSU, November 27 (College Station, TX)

The last game of the season is the hardest and most anticipated, when the Bayou Bengals come to East Texas for a showdown. LSU is always a contender for a national championship, and this year they are being picked by many to be in the upcoming College Football Playoff. The tickets for this one are in demand, so we’re looking at $143 to get in, or $200 for lower level. It’s still not too pricey for a great college football matchup.

 

Cowboys Ticket Prices On Par With 2013

Brandon Carr wins the game for Dallas in Week 1 last season. (STAR-TELEGRAM)

The Cowboys season is only six weeks away and we’ve compared ticket prices between what we’re seeing this year and what Cowboys fans were paying in 2013. The team itself is mostly intact from last season, but the schedule has a lot of top tier teams coming to AT&T Stadium this time around. Dallas is known for being one of the pricier tickets in the country regardless of how good the Cowboys are, and Dallas has one of the biggest fan bases in the world even with only winning a single playoff game in the last 15 years.

Currently from all the tickets purchased for the 2014 thus far, the average ticket price has been $212. The average ticket price in 2013 was $216, so not much of a difference there. The way they got to those numbers is more interesting.

The opening home game of the season in 2013 was a Sunday night game against the Giants, which had an average ticket price of $169. That ended up being quite the game, with the Cowboys leading most of the game thanks to three INTs — the last of which was a Brandon Carr interception return for a TD to win the game late in the 4th. This year fans are paying an average of $259 (a 53% increase) to see the Cowboys face the 49ers in the season opener, and that one also promises to be a memorable game — Cowboys/Niners games usually are.

The big difference seen between the two season thus far is that there were more extreme highs and lows in 2013. This could change as the season goes on this year, but the cheapest average ticket price this season is Week 9 vs. the Cardinals at $175. Last year, the Week 3 game against the Rams came in at an average of $96. On the flip side, the most expensive game of 2013 (vs. Broncos) fetched an average price of $316, which this year’s most expensive game is the aforementioned game against San Francisco. The first three home games of the season this year will be the most expensive, with the Saints and Texans also making the trip to Arlington early on.

The ticket prices will rise and fall depending on what we see from the Cowboys and their opponents in 2014, the same way we saw prices skyrocket for the Week 17 game against the Eagles that crowned the NFC East champion. Prices doubled overnight, and fans got a good (albeit Romo-less) game. Buying early for those late season games might be a good practice if you have faith the Cowboys will be in the hunt, which they usually are.

Top 3 Chicago Bears Games to Attend this Season

Cutler has the tools to lead the league’s best passing offense. (Chicago Tribune)

NFL season is finally upon us as almost all teams have opened their training camps.  That includes the Chicago Bears who missed out on the playoffs last season for the sixth time in seven years. Second year head coach Marc Trestman impressed last season with his ability to develop the second-best scoring offense in all of football, despite quarterback Jay Cutler’s midseason injury that forced him to miss multiple games.  Nonetheless, the defense was not a bright spot for the 2013 Chicago Bears as they ranked 30th in the league, a drop from being the fifth-ranked defense in 2012.

Injuries were certainly a key element to the Bears downfall last season as cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Kelvin Hayden, alongside defensive tackles Henry Melton and Nick Collins, all missed time.  A healthy 2014 Bears team could lead to a significantly improved record, why many fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming season.

For fans looking to see the Bears play at Soldier Field this year, there are a number of intriguing games to choose from.  They open up against the Buffalo Bills and also host the Miami Dolphins, the first time either team has made a visit to Chicago in eight years.  Tony Romo also makes an appearance as the Bears will be hosting the Cowboys on December 4th, a Thursday night showdown in the final month of the regular season.

Nonetheless, none of those games cracked our list of the top three Chicago Bears games to attend this season.  In reverse order, here they are…

3. Sunday November 23rd against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Why does an ordinary Sunday game against the non-descript Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the top three? Because the cost of tickets is lower than any other game this year.  Bears tickets begin for only $118 for this game and lower level seating starts at only $237.  The cheapest ticket for our next game on the list is $244, so you’re saving quite a bit by seeing the Bucs.  And with Tampa in rebuilding mode, there’s a good opportunity you’ll be able to see a Bears victory.

2.) Sunday September 28th against the Green Bay Packers:

There’s simply no way you can have a top games list and not include Bears vs. Packers.  Last year’s matchup was one for the ages, even though Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay broke the hearts of Chicago fans everywhere with his touchdown late in the game on fourth down.  The downside, of course, is that you’ll be paying top dollar to see these two teams play, with an average price on the secondary market of $586.

1.) Monday, December 15th against the New Orleans Saints:

The Bears always get their fair share of primetime games and the 2014 regular season schedule is no different.  Drew Brees will come to town in the middle of December for what should be a potential playoff preview played on Monday Night Football.  And the best part? Tickets currently begin for as low as $119, just a buck more than the Tampa Bay game. Sure, it can get cold at Soldier Field on a December evening, but at just $119, it’s too good of a deal to turn down.

Things to Know About the Home of the Dallas Cowboys — AT&T Stadium

As July gives way to August, we are reminded that NFL football is fast approaching.  And for fans of America’s team, training camp begins today.  The Dallas Cowboys will begin their quest for a Super Bowl championship this afternoon in Oxnard, California.  The Cowboys have been competitive over the past few years, but have come up short in the final game, all against divisional opponents.  Last year, Dallas fell short against the Philadelphia Eagles at home, just a year removed from losing to Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on the road.  And three years ago, it was Eli Manning and the New York Giants defeating Dallas at MetLife Stadium, eventually advancing on to win the Super Bowl over the New England Patriots.

This season, Cowboys fans are hoping for better performance late in the year and, hopefully, a playoff berth. In order to do that, Dallas will have to navigate a difficult schedule that includes a home opener against the San Francisco 49ers, a Week 4 matchup with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, as well as road games against defending champion Seattle and Chicago.

They will need to have a solid home record if they plan on advancing into the NFL playoffs, and that means Cowboys fans will need to come out in force for their eight games on the schedule this year. If you’re planning on catching a game this year, here are ten facts about AT&T Stadium, as well as the upcoming Cowboys season, that you should know.

Dez Bryant is the man in Dallas (Getty Images)

1.)    AT&T Stadium opened on May 27, 2009 with a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured Cowboys alumni such as Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin.

2.)    Though it was at the time, the four-screen, high-definition LED display that is prominently featured stretching across midfield at AT&T Stadium is no longer the world’s largest HD LED screen.  EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, has since taken that claim.

3.)    Speaking of that huge LED screen, the opening season at Cowboys Stadium had major concerns that punters could potentially kick the ball off the screen.  It even occurred during the preseason of 2009.  Yet, no football has ever touched the LED screen during a regular season game.

4.)    AT&T holds the naming rights to three other stadiums in the U.S.A: the AT&T Center in San Antonio, AT&T Park in San Francisco, and Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team.

5.)    The highest get-in price for Cowboys tickets to any game this year is the home opener against the 49ers.  Currently, the cheapest ticket available at TicketCity is $152.  However, this will not be the most expensive game at AT&T Stadium over the next six months because…

6.)    AT&T Stadium is hosting the 2015 College Football Championship Game.  Tickets start at $621 currently for the game’s first ever championship game that will pit the winners of the semi-finals of the inaugural College Football Playoff.

7.)    The defending champion Florida State Seminoles will also appear at AT&T Stadium this year on August 30th in the 2014 Cowboys Classic.  Tickets are currently available for as low as $86 and the average ticket price for the game is $258.

8.)    In terms of other high profile events to take place in Arlington, Super Bowl XLV back on February 6, 2011 was hosted at AT&T with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.

9.)    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has a career 40-25 record at AT&T Stadium.  On the road? Just 35-30.

10.) Want to see the Cowboys this year but don’t want to spend a ton of money?  Disregarding preseason games, the cheapest ticket you can currently find for a Cowboys home game is on November 2nd when they host the Arizona Cardinals.  Cowboys tickets are available for as low as $35.