The NFL has kicked off its 2016 season with many firsts: the first time you get to live stream games on Twitter, the first time since 1997 that both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady weren't on the field for kick-off week.
And it's the first time you can use data to snag deals in the priciest NFL season ever.
It now costs $248 on average to buy an NFL game ticket. This is the biggest year-over-year jump in prices across leagues, according TicketIQ, a pricing and deals app.
Popular home games can cost as much as $500. "Teams are managing their inventory more efficiently than they ever have" said Jesse Lawrence, founder and CEO of TicketIQ during his appearance on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."