Despite Playoff Inclinations, Prices for Raiders vs Chiefs Tickets Quickly Dropping on Secondary Market
It has been a reversal of fortune for the Kansas City Chiefs over the last six weeks, and the surge will hope to continue at O.co Coliseum this Sunday when they take on the Oakland Raiders. Winners of their last five games, the Chiefs enter the Week 13 matchup in the thick of the AFC Wild Card hunt, though the Raiders are still relevant in the mix at 5-6. Playoff hopes have not seemed to play a significant factor on the secondary ticket market, however, as ticket prices continue to fall in the days leading up to the divisional matchup.
According to TiqIQ the average secondary market price for Raiders vs Chiefs tickets is now $222.29. That marks a 47.5% drop from the peak average of $423.05 on November 18. The cheapest ticket is currently listed for $120. It will be the second cheapest game remaining in Oakland during the regular season, trumped only by a December 24 meeting with the San Diego Chargers and its average price of $187.90 on the resale market.
The Chiefs enter Sunday with a fair share of injuries after watching several key players fall during last week’s game with the Buffalo Bills. Left tackle Eric Fisher left the game with a neck injury while center Mitch Morse suffered a concussion. Outside linebacker Justin Houston, Kansas City’s top pass rusher, is expected to miss this weekend’s divisional game after hyperextending his knee against the Bills. Those injuries come alongside ailing left guard Jeff Allen, who has played through an ankle injury, and the loss of running back Jamaal Charles earlier this season.
Despite the long injured reserve list, the Chiefs are the heavy favorite to come out victorious in the Golden State this weekend. The Raiders have stumbled in the weeks following their strong start, going just 1-3 over their last four games and falling below the .500 mark at 5-6 on the season. Meaningful football in December hasn’t been played in O.co Coliseum since the Raiders had an outside shot of the playoffs in 2011. They would then proceed to lose four of their final five to finish at 8-8 and extend a nine-year playoff drought. The Raiders last made the postseason in 2002 and will likely continue that drought with a loss at home Sunday.
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