Consider these numbers: 60 and 12. Big disparity, right? Those numbers represent the number of times the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars have been to the NFL playoffs, respectively. And those numbers may well be the reason a ticket to Sunday’s Jags-Steelers AFC divisional game is the cheapest of the NFL’s four divisional matchups.
As of Jan. 10, the average asking price for the game was $292, according to TicketIQ.com. That’s about $10 less than the next cheapest game – the Titans-Patriots affair, for which the average asking price is currently $303. The price for the Steelers game is down almost 14% from last week’s average asking price of $338.
With the recent drop in price, a ticket to Sunday’s game is the is the least expensive Steelers playoff game since TicketIQ began tracking data.
The Steelers won their division for the first time since 2009, when they went on to lose to the Packers in the Super Bowl. Since then, Pittsburgh’s best playoff showing was advancing to the AFC Conference championship last season, where it lost to New England. The Steelers have not won a Super Bowl since 2008, when they beat Arizona. It was their second Super Bowl victory in three seasons.
The Steelers and the Jaguars have played each other 24 times and the Jags, who won an Oct. 8, 2017 regular-season meeting, 30-9, hold a 13-11 advantage. The teams last played in the post season in 2007, when Jacksonville won a wild-card game at Heinz Field, 31-29.
TicketIQ.com still has 7,179 tickets remaining for the game. Seats are available through the company’s Low Price Guarantee listings for $124 in Section 520 high above the north end zone or $1,828 in Row E of Section 212 on the Club Level.
Steelers Playoff Tickets For Divisional Round Game Only $8 More Expensive Than 2017 Wild Card Game
Winning the AFC North and being one of three teams with a 13-3 record wasn’t enough to get the Pittsburgh Steelers home-field advantage through the playoffs. But no matter. Demand for a ticket to the Steelers opening round divisional playoff game on Jan. 14 is still high.
The current asking price for Steelers playoff tickets to the game -- $338 – is 10% less than the 2011 divisional round game where tickets cost $377 to see Pittsburgh defeat the Ravens, according to TicketIQ.com data. The price is currently $8 more than it cost for last year’s wild-card game against the Dolphins and $24 more than the 2016 wild-card game against the Ravens.
And well it should be. The Steelers won their division for the first time 2009, when they went on to lose to the Packers in the Super Bowl. Since then, Pittsburgh’s best playoff showing was advancing to the AFC Conference championship, which it lost to New England. The Steelers have not won a Super Bowl since 2008, when they beat Arizona. It was their second Super Bowl victory in three seasons.
Of the four teams that secured home-field advantage, the Steelers currently have the cheapest average asking price for a divisional game ticket, according to TicketIQ.com. The Patriots, with an average asking price of $541, have the highest. Fans can into the Steelers game for $133.
The Steelers will play the highest seed remaining after the wild-card round. The Jaguars are the No. 3 seed, the Chiefs are No. 4, the Titans are No. 5 and the Bills are No. 6. Pittsburgh may have the most balance of the playoff teams – it ranks No. 3 in overall offense and No. 5 in overall defense. No other playoff team is in the Top 5 on both sides of the ball.
TicketIQ.com still has 7,901 tickets remaining for the game. Seats are available through the company’s Low Price Guarantee listings for $210 in Row H of Section 228 or Row G of Section 221.