After starting the season with an alarming loss against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium, the New England Patriots have turned it around in recent weeks and now sit atop the AFC East with a 4-2 record. The team will play their next home game against the struggling Jets this Thursday, who have lost five straight since a Week 1 win against the Raiders. According to TiqIQ, New England Patriots tickets against the Jets will be the cheapest meeting between the two teams since the company started recording ticket prices five years ago. The following two home games on the Patriots schedule will be against the Bears on October 26 and Broncos on November 2 and ticket prices will increase significantly on the secondary market as the team welcomes stronger teams to Gillette Stadium.
10/16 vs New York Jets | Avg. Price: $163.72 | Get-in: $68
The Jets head to Foxborough this Thursday to play the Patriots in what will be the cheapest home game at Gillette Stadium this season. The average price for Patriots vs Jets tickets this week is just $163.72 on the secondary market, 45.6% below the season average of $301.44 at home. The Jets have fallen into obscurity in the AFC East with a 1-5 record and will likely descend further when they play the Patriots, who own first-place honors in the division. The Jets’ poor play has made prices plummet and their stay in Foxborough this week will be greeted with significantly low ticket prices on the secondary market.
10/26 vs Chicago Bears | Avg. Price: $376.70 | Get-in: $186
Following their game against the Jets this Thursday, the Patriots remain at home to play the Bears on October 26. Ticket prices will return to normalcy when the Bears visit, with average secondary price of Pats vs Bears tickets currently listed at $376.70 for the Week 8 game. The get-in price of $186 is more expensive than the average for Thursday night’s Jets game. The Bears last visited Gillette Stadium in the regular season in 2006, eliciting a high premium to see a rare game against Chicago in New England. The game will be the second most expensive on the remaining Patriots schedule at home this season, trailing just a visit from the Broncos the following week as the top-priced game this year.
11/2 vs Denver Broncos | Avg. Price: $561.93 | Get-in: $205
As in all stadiums across the league, Peyton Manning will again catalyze a large premium on the secondary market for his visit to Gillette Stadium on November 2. The average price for Patriots vs Broncos tickets to the Week 9 game is currently $561.93 on the secondary market, one of the most expensive games in the NFL this season. The get-in price starts at $205. The Broncos also traveled to New England in Week 12 of last year but received their second loss of the season in a 34-31 loss. The teams would meet again in the Conference Championship and the Broncos would ultimately eliminate the Patriots en route to their Super Bowl XLVIII appearance. Week 9’s matchup will see AFC Champion Game-like ticket prices as Peyton Manning and company returns for what at this point could be one of, if not the, last Manning-Brady matchups.