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2012 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

Green Bay Packers PhotoIt’s no secret that popular teams in major sports markets like the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago, Bears, New England Patriots, NY Giants, NY Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers etc., all demand top dollar for tickets regardless of competitiveness.   However, ticket price is often dependent upon not just the popularity of the team but also the success.      Although any team with strong fan support that is a legitimate Super Bowl contender is likely to have some rather pricey tickets on the secondary market, many ticket speculators often forget that even less popular teams with small fan bases can see major spikes in ticket prices during seasons in which they are contending for a playoff spot.

Below we break down the Top 10 NFL teams in terms of anticipated ticket demand.  Obviously, these rankings are largely based on popularity and fan support but preseason outlook is also given considerable weight in our analysis.

2012 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

1.  Green Bay Packers

The Packers may not be in a large market but they more than make up for that with the passion of their fan base.  The Packers may have fallen short in their quest to repeat as Super Bowl Championship but Aaron Rodgers and company should be back in the mix once again.

2.  New England Patriots

The Patriots are ranked either #1 or #2 in most preseason rankings and should be in contention for another Super Bowl if Tom Brady can stay healthy.  We all know how sports crazy the Boston area is…

3.   New York Giants

The Giants are the defending Super Bowl Champs in the largest city in the US…enough said.

4.  Denver Broncos

The Broncos surprised a lot of people last year with a less than spectacular Tim Tebow at the helm.  The arrival of Peyton Manning has Bronco fans very excited and it is already reflected in tickets prices for 2012-13 games.

5.  Chicago Bears

Fans in Chicago are extremely excited to see what Jay Cutler can do with a bonafide #1 WR in Brandon Marshall.  With an aging Bears defense this might be do or die time for the franchise.

6.  Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers always seem to be competitive and always sell out Heinz Field.  There is no reason to think that will change this year.

7.  Detroit Lions

The Lions made a big return to relevancy last year.  Football fans in Detroit love their Lions and they should have plenty to cheer about with a nasty defense and a dynamic offense led by Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson.

8.  San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers were the sleeper team last year.  As such they quickly rebuilt a fan base that left them after the Joe Montana – Steve Young eras after finishing 13-3.  The 9ers should be a force again this year with the top defense in the NFC.

9.  Philadelphia Eagles

Many expected the Eagles to be a Super Bowl contender last year after lining up a dream team of free agents.  However, last year was a complete disaster proving once again you can’t buy a championship.  However, the Eagles have too much talent to be held down any longer.  Combine that with the ravenous fans in Philly and ticket demand will be considerable.

10.  New York Jets

J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets fans always come out and support their team.  While they aren’t likely to be in any conversations about the Super Bowl, they should contend for a Wildcard spot.  Should QB Mark Sanchez go down and Tim Tebow take over…look out!

Just missed the cut:  Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints

Sleeper Team:  Washington Redskins – If RG3 can be half as effective as Cam Newton was in his rookie campaign, the Redskins could contend for a playoff spot.  Skins fans have been itching to get behind this team and a return to relevancy could mean a huge spike in ticket prices.

 

 

Update 2012 NFC Playoff Bracket

2012 NY Giants PlayoffsThe 2012 NFL regular season has come to a close and the playoff matchups are all finalized.  The NFC side of the playoff bracket came down to the final game of the season as the New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night footbal.  With the win the NY Football Giants are headed to the playoffs as the NFC East Champions.  As such, the G-Men will be the #4 seed and will host the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium (formerly known as the New Meadowlands).

At the top of the Bracket both the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints were victorious.  That means the 49ers get the #2 seed and a first round by over the Saints despite the fact they both finished the season with an impressive 13-3 record.  The 49ers win the tie-breaker with a better NFC record (10-2 vs 9-3).  The Saints will play the #6 seeded Detroit Lions at the newly renamed Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans next weekend.

The complete 2012 NFC Playoff Bracket is below:

NFC Wildcard Matchups

NFC Divisional Playoffs

Championship

#1 Green Bay Packers (15-1)

BYE

#2 San Francisco 49ers (13-3)

#1 Green Bay Packers (15-1)

BYE

vs lowest seeded wildcard winner

TBD vs TBD

#3 New Orleans Saints (13-3)  vs

 

#6 Detroit Lions (10-6)

#2 San Francisco 49ers (13-3)

vs highest seeded wildcard winner

#4 New York Giants (9-7) vs

   

#5 Atlanta Falcons (10-6)

Top 10 Events This Weekend (12/17 – 12/19)

Well, here it is Wednesday again.  Time to announce the top ten events that are going on this weekend!

The top ten are heavy on the music with pop superstar Justin Bieber and his My World Tour and the incomparable Prince with his 20Ten Tour, both nabbing 4 0f the 10 positions.  Given that Nashville is one of the country music capitals of the world, it shouldn’t be surprising that country legend Mr. Garth Brooks is making quite the splash there.

Football is of course, another exceptionally popular event this time of year.  The Rams vs. Chiefs game is garnering quite a lot of attention.  There is a lot on the line for both the teams as the Chiefs are trying to hang on to their small lead over San Diego by one game in the AFC West and the Rams are momentarily tied with their rival Seattle for first place in the NFC West.

Another exciting football game should be the Vikings vs. Bears game for Monday night football.  The real question with that game is, where are they going to play?  Given that the roof caved in on the Metrodome in Minneapolis under the immense pressure of the snow, the venue is still TBD.

The Giants vs. Eagles game pits the two against each other in a battle to see who will be the division leads. The winner of this game will be in a super position for the playoffs. The loser will still be a contender for the playoffs, but the certainty will be gone.

  1. Prince – Saturday, 12/18/2010 – Madison Square Garden, NY, NY
  2. St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 12/19/2010 – St. Louis, MO.
  3. New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, 12/19/2010 – East Rutherford, NJ.
  4. Prince – Friday- 12/17/2010 – East Rutherford, NJ.
  5. New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat, Friday, 12/17/2010 – Madison Square Garden, NY, NY.
  6. Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, Monday 12/20/2010 – TBD, Minneapolis, MN
  7. Garth Brooks - Friday, 12/17/2010 – Nashville, TN
  8. Justin Bieber - Saturday, 12/18/2010 – Miami, FL
  9. Justin Bieber – Sunday, 12/19/2010 -Tampa, FL
  10. New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers, Sunday, 12/19/2010  – Foxborough, MA.

To evaluate the most popular events we use a combination of unique ad views, responses, and search traffic.  Free Ticket Classifieds is now the #1 site in the world to buy and sell tickets.