Cheap NFL tickets are harder to come by with each passing season, with the average season ticket price rising 8.3 percent to $92.98, according to data from Team Marketing Report. But what you pay when you buy NFL tickets has a lot to do with where you go to watch the game. GOBankingRates examined average ticket prices for all 32 NFL teams, via Team Marketing Report's data. Average prices exclude both premium seats and luxury box seats. The average price also accounts for the tickets in each price tier as a percentage of the total number of seats in the stadium. Here's what you can expect to pay for a single ticket to cheer on your home team, and some tips for scoring price discounts.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars — $61.36
With just three wins and a painful 13 losses, only two NFL teams finished the 2016 season with worse records than the Jacksonville Jaguars — and Jacksonville’s ticket prices reflect the team's dismay. The Jags had planned to climb out of the basement by building an offense around quarterback Blake Bortles, but those plans suffered when newly acquired left tackle Branden Albert announced his retirement just five days into the 2017 training camp before trying to un-retire. Eventually, the team released him.
31. Tennessee Titans — $67.15
Although Tennessee finished the 2016 season with a respectable 9-7 regular season record, the Titans lost the AFC South playoff spot to the Houston Texans, who finished with the same record. Although they haven't won a playoff game since 2003, the Titans are hot contenders in a weak division. Quarterback Marcus Mariota has recovered from a broken leg and is considered by many to be a star in the making.
30. Cleveland Browns — $69.13
The last average NFL ticket below $70 goes to the Browns, who finished the 2016 season with just one win and a whopping 15 losses. That was the league's worst record and an abysmal performance even by the standards of Cleveland football. Just a few days into training camp, the 2017 Browns were already plagued by injuries.
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29. Oakland Raiders — $71.03
Just two teams finished the 2016 season with more wins than the Raiders, although division rival Kansas City matched the Raiders’ 12-4 record. Oakland also sent the most players to the Pro Bowl. Sadly for Oakland fans, however, the excitement died down early when the Raiders failed to survive one round of the playoffs after getting walloped 27-14 by Houston in the opening wildcard game.
28. Los Angeles Rams — $72.71
For more than two decades, the second-largest media market in the country did not have an NFL team. But that all changed in 2016 when the Rams returned to Los Angeles. Their first year back, the Rams ended near the basement of the NFC West with a paltry four wins and 12 losses. Only the lowly 49ers finished worse in the division.
27. Kansas City Chiefs — $73.79
In 2016, the Chiefs finished tied at the top of their division with a 12-4 record. Heartbreak in Kansas City, however, came on Jan. 15, when the Steelers squeaked out an 18-16 nail biter in the divisional playoffs, which dashed the Chiefs' championship dreams.
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — $74.11
Tampa Bay's decent 9-7 record in 2016 was not enough to send the Bucs to the playoffs. This year, running back Doug Martin is suspended for the first three games of the 2017 season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. In his absence, the team looks like they'll pursue a running back-by-committee approach, with Jacquizz Rodgers, Peyton Barber and Charles Sims working together to fill the void.
25. Cincinnati Bengals — $74.13
The Bengals finished 2016 well under .500 with a 6-9-1 record. Needless to say, the Bengals did not make the playoffs, but they made a few off-season moves that look like they could pan out. Rookie running back Joe Mixon, for example, has looked especially promising during the 2017 training camp. The Bengals provide the cheapest live-game experience possible out of all 32 teams.
24. Atlanta Falcons — $78.83
The 2016 season was bittersweet for Atlanta fans. The Falcons finished the year hot with 11-5 record, which put them at the top of the NFC South and brought them a spot in the playoffs. The Falcons barnstormed through the postseason, knocking off the Seahawks and the Packers with decisive victories. When the dust settled, they emerged as the NFC Conference champions and headed to Super Bowl 51 — which they lost to the Patriots in a heartbreaker after blowing a 25-point lead.
23. Carolina Panthers — $79.04
Carolina's 6-10 finish put the Panthers at the back of the NFC South pack at the end of 2016. Their quarterback, however, is one of the biggest stars in the NFL. Cam Newton was named league MVP the previous season after leading the Panthers to a 15-1 regular-season finish and a visit to Super Bowl 50. So far in 2017, however, he hasn't thrown the ball in camp due to a sore shoulder.
22. San Diego Chargers — $84.55
After more than two decades with no NFL team, the country's second-largest city now has two. Following in the footsteps of the Rams, the San Diego Chargers will play in Los Angeles starting in 2017 after 56 years of calling San Diego home. They'll play at the soccer stadium the Los Angeles Galaxy use while the stadium they'll share with the Rams in Inglewood is being built.
21. Detroit Lions — $85.71
The Lions have won just one playoff game in the Super Bowl era and stand as one of only two teams during the era to suffer a winless, tieless season. In 2016 the Lions made the playoffs with a 9-7 record, though they lost in the opening wildcard round.
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20. Indianapolis Colts — $87.44
The 2016 Colts finished with an even 8-8 record for the second straight season, and also missed the playoffs for the second straight year. Indianapolis fans are excited — albeit cautiously — for the team's new-and-improved offensive line, which appears prepared to protect star quarterback Andrew Luck. Last year Luck took a beating in the pocket, sustaining 41 sacks and 128 quarterback hits.
19. Arizona Cardinals — $87.86
Arizona's disappointing 2016 record of 7-8-1 kept the Cardinals below .500 and out of the playoffs. But if the 2017 camp is any indication, the Cards' secondary is not to be taken lightly this year. By signing standout Tramon Williams, Arizona has added even more depth to its roster of cornerbacks.
18. Buffalo Bills — $88.18
An entire generation of Buffalo fans has known nothing but heartache as the Bills continue to endure a league-high 17-year playoff drought, which dates back to 2000. The last time the Bills appeared in a playoff game, Bill Clinton was still president and the World Trade Center loomed large over Lower Manhattan.
17. Seattle Seahawks — $88.20
The always-dangerous Seahawks are the last team on this list to keep their ticket prices under $90. They tore through the regular season for a 2016 record of 10-5-1, which perched them on top of the NFC West. After trouncing the Lions in the wildcard round, Seattle's playoff hopes seemed bright — until they met Atlanta. The Falcons routed the Seahawks 36-20 in the divisional playoffs.
16. New Orleans Saints — $91.25
New Orleans fell short of .500 — and the playoffs — when they finished the 2016 season 7-9. The Saints are hoping an influx of new blood will ignite a fire. New Orleans boasts a bevy of rookies who are so far stepping up big at training camp, including standouts at offensive tackle, cornerback, linebacker and running back.
15. Minnesota Vikings — $91.67
The Vikings are the last team on this list to come in under the league average ticket price of $92.98 — but it might be a case of getting what you pay for. Their average ticket prices come with average performance. The Vikings finished the 2016 season with no spot in the playoffs thanks to a lackluster 8-8 record.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers — $93.56
In 2016, the Steelers marched through the regular season and a good deal of the postseason. Pittsburgh finished the season as the king of the AFC North hill with a record of 11-5. They tore through the playoffs as well, knocking off the Dolphins and the Chiefs before meeting their demise thanks to the championship-destined Patriots.
13. Green Bay Packers — $94.47
The Packers won the AFC North in 2016 with a record of 10-6. Cheeseheads watched their beloved Packers advance through an impressive playoff run, which included wins against the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. They hit a wall, however, when they encountered the Super Bowl-bound Falcons in the Conference Championship. Green Bay has won four Super Bowls, including the first two, and ticket prices were considerably cheaper back then.
12. Houston Texans — $94.73
In 2016, Houston clinched a playoff spot and the title of the AFC South's top team after finishing the season with a 9-7 record. They survived the wildcard round after knocking off the Raiders, but their luck ran out when they met the Patriots in the Divisional Playoffs.
11. Miami Dolphins — $98.25
The Dolphins are lucky to share a division with the playoff drought-stricken Bills and the lowly New York Jets — but they also share that space with the greatest dynasty in the modern era, the New England Patriots. Nonetheless, the Dolphins made the playoffs in 2016 after finishing the regular season with an impressive 10-6 record. It was over nearly as soon as it started, however, when they lost to the Steelers in the wildcard round.
10. Philadelphia Eagles — $98.69
The Eagles disappointed yet again in 2016, finishing with a 7-9 record and in the basement of the NFC East. The good news for Philly fans, however, is that the team may have found a franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz. Wentz wandered an unlikely path into the NFL after playing college ball at North Dakota State, but has now seized firm control of the team. The notoriously critical city is optimistic that his stoic leadership will prevail.
9. Dallas Cowboys — $110.20
Tickets to see the Cowboys are not only the first on this list to break the triple-digit mark, but they're nearly $12 more expensive than the next-costliest ticket. In this case, fans seem to get what they pay for. America's Team finished 2016 at the top of the NFC East with a 13-3 record. Only the Patriots had more wins.
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8. New York Jets — $110.54
Jets fans are not getting what they pay for. One of the costliest teams to watch in the entire NFL, the Jets have missed the playoffs for six straight seasons, one of the league's longest-running droughts. 2016 did not give fans a lot of cause for optimism. The Jets ended the season at the bottom of the AFC East with just five wins.
7. Baltimore Ravens — $112.11
Baltimore's .500 season was not enough to earn the Ravens a ticket to the postseason in 2016. In 2017, there are early signs of trouble in camp. Wide receiver Breshad Perriman's recent hamstring issue is just the latest in a flurry of tough injuries, including those suffered by two rookies who had to be carted off the field.
6. Denver Broncos — $114
The pedestrian 9-7 record put up by the Broncos in 2016 did not match this storied football city's expectations — or its recent history. It was the first year since 2010 that the Broncos did not make the playoffs. In 2017 the team hopes to prevent a repeat of last year, when they started with an impressive 7-3 and then collapsed. Two Denver quarterbacks — John Elway and Peyton Manning — are on the list of the richest NFL MVPs of all time.
5. San Francisco 49ers — $117
San Francisco is an expensive city — and its football club is no exception. Fans, however, might be worried that their team's performance doesn't justify the cost of a ticket. The 49ers won only two games in 2016, leaving their fans with 14 losses to lament in the offseason. The only team that did worse was the Cleveland Browns.
4. Washington Redskins — $119.52
The Redskins’ 2016 record of 8-7-1 was just enough to put Washington over .500 — but not into the playoffs. This year has gotten off to a rocky start as well. Up-and-coming running back Keith Marshall — favored by Coach Jay Gruden — just suffered a season-ending knee injury.
3. New York Giants — $123.40
The Patriots only lost two of the seven Super Bowls they've appeared in during the Tom Brady era. In both cases, defeat came at the hands of the New York Giants. The Giants didn't disappoint in 2016, either, going 11-5 and earning a spot in the playoffs, though they lost to the Packers in the first round.
2. New England Patriots — $130.73
It costs more to watch the Super Bowl-winning-machine New England Patriots than all but one other team — and for good reason. The Pats have played in seven electrifying Super Bowls under the leadership of Tom Brady, who now is considered by many to be the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Members of the Patriots got paid $107,000 for winning last year's Super Bowl, and thousands more for the playoff games leading up to it.
1. Chicago Bears $131.90
Arguably the most storied team in the history of pro football, Chicago charges a pretty penny to watch the Bears play. Lately, however, fans pay a lot for very little. In 2016, the Bears won just three games. Fans endured 13 losses and a season that ended with their team deep in the basement of the NFC North.
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