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NFL Team Rankings: Home Strength of Schedule vs Ticket Prices

August 03, 2016 by Amy


NFL Home SOS vs Ticket Prices

Each spring, on the heels of the annual NFL schedule release, comes the strength of schedule breakdown for each team throughout the league.

Ahead of the launch of the 2016 NFL season, the schedules for the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons have both been deemed the league's toughest, while on the other end of the spectrum, the Green Bay Packers boast the easiest regular-season slate.

Note: Strength of schedule is calculated using 2015 regular-season records

So, what does it mean for ticket prices? Using our NFL ticket prices data pull as a guide, we took a look at the strength of schedule for each team's 2016 home schedule and compared it to its median price when competing at home (or as the host team in the case of International Series games).

 

Highlights

*The Oakland Raiders are considered to have the toughest home schedule, though rank in the middle of the pack at No. 15 for home median price ($174)

*The Seattle Seahawks top the list in median ticket price ($398) and are tied for the seventh toughest home slate

*The Kansas City Chiefs have both the easiest home schedule and lowest median ticket price for home games ($91)

 

2016 NFL Team Strength of Schedule (SOS) vs Median Price - **HOME GAMES ONLY**

SOS Rank Team SOS Median Price Median Price Rank
1 Oakland Raiders 0.586 $174 15
2 Denver Broncos 0.578 $145 3
T-3 New Orleans Saints 0.563 $335 18
T-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.563 $156 T-23
T-5 Atlanta Falcons 0.555 $131 T-23
T-5 Los Angeles Rams 0.555 $131 7
T-7 San Francisco 49ers 0.539 $235 T-13
T-7 Seattle Seahawks 0.539 $175 1
9 New York Jets 0.531 $398 21
10 New England Patriots 0.523 $351 2
T-11 Arizona Cardinals 0.516 $140 22
T-11 Washington Redskins 0.516 $196 11
T-13 Carolina Panthers 0.508 $158 17
T-13 Jacksonville Jaguars 0.508 $148 31
T-13 Tennessee Titans 0.508 $100 20
T-16 Buffalo Bills 0.500 $118 27
T-16 Miami Dolphins 0.500 $170 16
T-18 Cleveland Browns 0.492 $233 29
T-18 Minnesota Vikings 0.492 $110 8
T-18 Pittsburgh Steelers 0.492 $244 6
21 Baltimore Ravens 0.484 $175 T-13
T-22 Green Bay Packers 0.477 $129 4
T-22 Philadelphia Eagles 0.477 $195 12
24 Cincinnati Bengals 0.469 $201 T-25
T-25 Dallas Cowboys 0.453 $294 10
T-25 Detroit Lions 0.453 $114 28
T-27 Chicago Bears 0.445 $129 5
T-27 New York Giants 0.445 $208 9
T-27 San Diego Chargers 0.445 $150 T-25
30 Houston Texans 0.438 $275 19
31 Indianapolis Colts 0.430 $106 30
32 Kansas City Chiefs 0.422 $91 32

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