Every big NFL fan can't pony up the bucks to buy a personal seat license, so if they really want to go to a high-profile game they have to head to the secondary ticket market.
The ticket prices displayed here represent the secondary market and are aggregated by TiqIQ from some of the largest ticket sellers, including StubHub, eBay, and TicketNetwork, so the prices listed here don't reflect actual face values.
So, what are the 10 highest priced NFL games this season? Click ahead to find out.
By Darren Rovell
Posted 2 Sept 2011
Avg. ticket list price: $352.67
Date: Nov. 6
The Chargers are expected to win the AFC West and the Packers fans travel well. November is a great time to get out of the state of Wisconsin!
Avg. ticket list price: $356.91
Date: Sept. 16
The Bears and the Vikings are traditional rivals and games at Soldier Field are in general a tough ticket. Neither the Bears nor the Vikings are expected to have a great year.
Avg. ticket list price: $370.60
Date: Nov. 6
There's always a lot of local interest in the Giants-Patriots game even though the New York team more Patriots fans want to see is the Jets. Three of the eight Patriots home games make this list.
Avg. ticket list price: $381.01
Date: Sept. 11
This game is a big rivalry and the 10th anniversary of 9/11 isn't stopping fans from wanting tickets. So much of the Ravens seats are personal seat licenses, which means there's a high floor to most ticket prices that do reach the secondary market.
Avg. ticket list price: $385.76
Date: Oct. 23
Peyton Manning is one of the league's most marketable players, but it's always a treat when Archie's boy comes home. Saints tickets are hot because brokers didn't buy tickets when the Saints were bad and they quickly became a top team.
Avg. ticket list price: $387.26
Date: Sept. 18
The Chargers fans don't travel well, but Pats fans are willing to pay top dollar for an early season game.
Avg. ticket list price: $403.96
Date: Dec. 26
A Super Bowl XLIV title turned the Saints into one of the hottest tickets in the league. That's despite the fact that the Superdome is a decent-sized stadium at more than 70,000 seats. Why is this game so important? It's Monday Night Football on the day after Christmas.
Avg. ticket list price: $423.68
Date: Oct. 16
New England fans love their Patriots and games against the Cowboys always mean something. The Cowboys won three Super Bowls in four years in the 90s and the Patriots won three Super Bowls in four years from 2001-2004. But what really drives the Patriots ticket prices is the fact that so few season ticket holders are willing to sell their seats.
Avg. ticket list price: $449.85
Date: Sept. 25
Fans love going to rivalry games and this one is always near the top. The Packers and Bears have played each other since 1921 and this year's game has a little bit more on the line as the Packers are the defending Super Bowl champions.
Avg. ticket list price: $517.40
Date: Oct. 9
It's no surprise that the Jets-Patriots game is the most coveted game of the year. The rivalry got more heated after Rex Ryan got the Jets coaching job and the Jets beat the Patriots in Foxborough last year in the AFC Divisional Playoff.