Tuesday, October 1, 2013

As Denver Broncos Dominate, Secondary Ticket Prices Rocket Upward

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has an NFL-best 138 passer rating. (Cartoon courtesy of DrewLitton.com)
The Denver Broncos are skyrocketing upward in Week 5 NFLpower rankings after surging to a 4-0 start and scoring a league-leading 179 points. As a result, secondary market Broncostickets have also been on the rise.

Secondary ticket prices for Denver’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles last week were an average of an NFL-high $331, according to Forbes.com. Tickets to Denver’s next game—on the road against the Dallas Cowboys—are starting at $159, with an average price of $420, according to TiqIQ.com.

In two weeks, the Broncos, the hottest team in the NFL, will host the Jacksonville Jaguars, the worst team in the NFL, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. This season, the Jaguars have scored three touchdowns. Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning has scored 16 touchdowns himself, and Denver has scored 23 as a team.

Understandably so, Denver is expected to blowout the Jaguars. Currently, the Broncos are 28-point favorites over the Jaguars. If Denver stays a four touchdown favorite, it would mark the largest NFL betting spread in Vegas history.
The largest spread to date happened back in 1976, when the Pittsburgh Steelers were 27-point favorites against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ibtimes.com. The Steelers went on to win the game, 42-0.

This season, Jacksonville has scored 31 points and allowed 129 (a net of minus-98). Meanwhile, Denver has scored 179 points and allowed 91 (plus-88).

Tickets to the Broncos' Week 6 showdown with the Jaguars are startingat $109 on TiqIQ.com, with an average price of $311. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. MT on Sunday, October 13 and the game will be broadcast on CBS.