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The 5 Most Anticipated 2024-25 NFL Season Matchups

May 16, 2024 by Vivid Seats

The 2024 NFL schedule is finally here, and the anticipation for the season ahead couldn’t be stronger.

For the second time in two years, the regular season will kick off with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Between the Chiefs vs. the Baltimore Ravens, and the Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers, there are plenty of marquee matchups to be excited about this year. 

In fact, Vivid Seats revealed that a ticket to the Las Vegas Raiders matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers is currently the most in demand game of the 2024-25 NFL season, priced at $601. Below, check out the five most anticipated NFL games this season, according to Vivid Seats data.  

1. Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders | 10/13/24 

Coming in at No. 1: the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 6, with an average ticket price of $601. Raiders home games continue to be one of the most sought-after tickets in the NFL. The lure of Las Vegas and the state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium continue to draw opposing teams’ fans to Sagebrush State each year. There’s no doubt that Steeler Nation will make the trip to Las Vegas for this matchup.

2. Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers | 10/20/24 

This is the second year in a row that Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will play a rematch of their latest Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles were able to hold off the reigning Super Bowl champions at home in 2023. Will the San Francisco 49ers be able to do the same? Tickets to see the 49ers avenge their Super Bowl loss at Levi’s Stadium are going for $587, on average, making it the hottest Super Bowl rematch game in a decade.

3. Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs | 9/5/24 

Few quarterbacks have grabbed America’s attention like MVP winners Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have. The Kansas City Chiefs will host a rematch of the 2024 AFC championship game, making it one of the hottest NFL games of the 2024 season at $529 per ticket. You won’t want to miss these two AFC powerhouses competing at Arrowhead on opening day.

4. Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders | 10/27/24 

The Las Vegas Raiders ruined the Chiefs’ Christmas last year with an upset win at Arrowhead. Now, Chiefs fans will travel to Las Vegas to get revenge on the Raiders as the two teams face off for the first time this season. Tickets for this game are going for $484, on average. The Raiders and Chiefs will also meet on November 29 at Arrowhead for a Black Friday showdown.

5. Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers | 10/27/24 

The San Francisco 49ers-Dallas Cowboys rivalry has reignited in recent years, with the 49ers eliminating the Cowboys in the playoffs in 2022 and 2023. This year, the San Francisco 49ers will host their longtime rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, making it one of the hottest NFL games of the 2024-25 season at $449 per ticket.

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