In a battle of 5-4 teams, the Miami Dolphins will host the Buffalo Bills in the Week 11 edition of Thursday Night Football. With the New England Patriots in firm control of the AFC East lead at 7-2, the Bills and Dolphins are currently fighting for a Wild Card spot in the AFC. After both teams suffered a disappointing loss in Week 10, the loser of this game could unofficially be eliminated from the playoff hunt.
Ticket prices on the secondary market are reflecting how big of a game this is for both teams as this will be the second most expensive Dolphins game of the season at Sun Life Stadium. The current average price for the game is $198.95, with the only more expensive game this season having been the home opener against New England with an average price of $216.18. Overall Miami’s home average is $159.91, making Thursday night’s game against Buffalo 24.4% above the season average.
Miami will have three home games remaining after Thursday night with the most expensive secondary market price for those games being the home finale against the New York Jets in Week 17 with an average price of $174.18. Through four home games this season, the Dolphins are 2-2. The Bills are 3-1 in four road games so far, with their only loss coming against the Houston Texans in Week 4.
Buffalo and Miami already met once this season, with the Bills winning 29-10 in Week 2. That game was the home opener for the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium, just days after it was announced the franchise would be getting a new owner adamant about keeping the team in Buffalo. It was the most expensive home game in Buffalo this season with an average price of $223.40.
The winner of this game will get a boost for playoff hopes with a 6-4 record. The loser will sit at .500 after 10 games and will have a much harder path to the postseason. Making this game more of a must-win is each team’s schedule after Thursday night’s game. Miami will still have games remaining against the Broncos, Ravens and Patriots, while the Bills will have to play the Broncos, Patriots and Packers, will only the game against Green Bay coming at home.
While no Week 11 game can truly make or break a season, there is plenty on the line in Miami on Thursday night and secondary market prices are reflecting that.