The San Francisco 49ers made the difficult decision to bench Colin Kaepernick in favor of Blaine Gabbert, but it paid off in a big way with a win against the Atlanta Falcons on November 8th without Anquan Boldin and Carlos Hyde. After heading into the bye week with uplifted spirits, they face an unhappy Seattle Seahawks team at CenturyLink Field after allowing 39 points in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals at home.
The Seahawks (4-5) and 49ers (3-6) are separated by one game in the NFC West with the only real surprise being that the Seahawks have officially sparked warning signals that they might miss out on the playoffs.
According to TiqIQ.com, secondary market ticket prices are dropping which one can assume is a result of the two teams struggling. On October 18th the average ticket price was over the $500 mark, hitting $501.11 and only going down slightly to $489.14 by November 6th. On November 14th the average ticket price hit $419.44 and went below the $400-level in recent days, currently showing $340.58 with a get-in price of $133.
The first time these two teams met was for Thursday Night Football on October 22nd at Levi’s Stadium and the final average ticket price was recorded at $192.41 with a get-in price of $64.
This week’s game would have taken the top spot for the most expensive NFL game on the secondary market as of a week ago, but has fallen to third. The Chicago Bears against the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field and the Carolina Panthers against the Washington Redskins are the two games that jumped in front with the decline.
There’s no telling how far the prices will drop until game day, but it may be worth waiting more for fans trying to acquire tickets to the NFC West matchup. It’s near becoming a must-win scenario for the Seahawks, as the 12th man will be pumped at CenturyLink Field per usual. Out-of-town Seahawks supporters can find cheap Seattle flights on Hipmunk.com, while those closest enough for a road trip can stay in the Seattle after the game by reserving a hotel in Seattle on Hipmunk starting from $75.