NFL Playoff Tickets, 2012: Wild Card Games Up Across The Board

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 22: T.J. Yates #13 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball during the NFL against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 22, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Average ticket prices for all four 2012 NFL wild-card playoff games are up significantly over regular-season prices.

It should come as little surprise that ticket prices for this weekend's NFL Wild Card playoff games are up significantly over regular-season prices. As the graphic below details, all four teams hosting games are seeing premiums of at least 29 percent as of Tuesday morning (buy tickets here), according to SB Nation ticketing partner TiqIQ.

The team seeing the largest premium is, unsurprisingly, the Houston Texans, who are making their postseason debut after posting a winning record for just the second time in the 10-year history of the franchise. As of Tuesday, the cheapest tickets are going for about $141 on the secondary market, with an average of about $343.

While Texans tickets may be up by a higher percentage than any other team, they are still relatively cheap. The average price for New Orleans Saints ($386) and New York Giants ($412) tickets are both higher than the Texans. The relative bargain of the bunch is the Denver Broncos, whose average ticket is less than $300.

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