The 2016 NFL season kicks off with a bang this Thursday, as the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in a rematch at Sports Authority Field. While that game will be featured as a top-priced Week 1 matchup on the secondary market, it will be the Seattle Seahawks' home opener against the Miami Dolphins that generates the most expensive ticket prices.
Check out the complete list of most expensive Week 1 tickets below, according to data provided by leading online ticket search engine TicketIQ:
9/11/16 Miami Dolphins @ Seattle Seahawks | Average Price: $371 | Get-in Price: $173
The 12th Man is already making an impact before opening kickoff. With the Seahawks again poised to make a run in the NFC West this season, their Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins is posting big resale ticket demand. Seahawks tickets on TicketIQ are currently averaging $371 against the Dolphins. If looking to just get past the gates at CenturyLink Field the cheapest tickets are listed from $173.
9/11/16 New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys | Average Price: $343 | Get-in Price: $105
The new-look New York Giants will start their season in Arlington this Sunday, as they set to battle their NFC East foes in the Dallas Cowboys. Dak Prescott will make the start under center for the Cowboys, but the absence of Tony Romo hasn't affected demand for Cowboys tickets on the secondary market this week. Cowboys vs Giants tickets currently average $343 and the get-in price is $105.
9/11/16 Chicago Bears @ Houston Texans | Average Price: $338 | Get-in Price: $129
After carrying the Broncos in the wake of an injured Peyton Manning last season, Brock Osweiler now takes up residency in Houston, where the Texans hope to again finish first in the AFC South. The team has failed to win a playoff game in its 14-year history, but demand remains high for Week 1 Texans tickets against the Chicago Bears. The average resale price for Texans vs Bears tickets is now $338 and the cheapest start from $129 each.
9/8/16 Carolina Panthers @ Denver Broncos | Average Price: $316 | Get-in Price: $149
With Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler gone in Denver, the new-look Broncos will call upon quarterback Trevor Siemian under center during Week 1 against the Panthers. As the team prepares to play its first home game of the season, Broncos tickets against the Panthers are averaging $316 and the get-in price is $149 on the secondary market. The AFC West is wide open entering the 2016 season, and the Broncos may find themselves in an arms race with the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders through the winter months.
9/12/16 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Washington Redskins | Average Price: $273 | Get-in Price: $113
Kirk Cousins will return to the nation's capital to lead the Washington Redskins in 2016, and the team's Week 1 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers rounds out this week's most expensive games. As it stands now the average secondary market price for Redskins tickets at FedExField is $273 and the cheapest tickets are priced from $113 each.