Let's first set the past aside, and focus on the Michael Vick of today. In a Monday Night Football game that we will not soon forget, Vick lead the Philadelphia Eagles to an unbelievable victory against former Birds quarterback Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins. The first 18 seconds of the game set the scene; Vick drilled the ball to DeSean Jackson in the Redskins 35 for the longest scoring play in the receiver's three year career. The Philadelphia players continued to connect on an almost magical level, finishing the first half at 45-14.
Michael Vick continued to run 80 rushing yards, throw, and connect 20 of 28 through the rest of the game, delivering a 59-28 crushing blow to the Redskins. A number of records were set that would be easiest to list out:
- Most first quarter points by a visiting team (28)
- Largest lead in first quarter by a visiting team (28)
- Most first half points by a visiting team (45)
- Highest scoring team in Monday Night Football (59)
All of this just after news broke that Donovan McNabb would sign a five year contract worth $78 Million with the Redskins. The team's second straight loss drops them to 3rd place in the NFC East with a record of 4-5, lagging behind the now first place tied Eagles and New York Giants.
We discussed the Redskins ticket prices as being historically steady in our post about the NFL's Big 4 Disappointments, despite the ups and downs of the 2010 season with Shanahan. Still, we thought it would be beneficial to look at both Redskins and Eagles ticket prices at home.
- The Redskins are currently ranked #14 in our NFL Ticket Prices & Rankings, with an average ticket price at home for the season of $132.
- Redskins ticket prices were at their highest during the home opener against the Cowboys, before anyone knew how poorly Dallas would perform this season.
- Prices bottomed out when the Houston Texans came to Washington, a trend seen across the entire league.
- Overall, prices have stayed consistent for the first half of the season.
- The Eagles are currently ranked #8 in our NFL Ticket Prices & Rankings, with an average ticket price at home for the season of $166.
- Tickets peaked when Donovan McNabb made his first appearance at Lincoln Financial Field in red and gold.
- Overall they have stayed consistent over the season, Philadelphia fans are some of the best in the league, historically selling out games.
It's obvious that despite the sharp dip in ticket prices around the Redskins second home game due to little demand to see the Texans, both teams have stayed neck and neck for home game prices. We will continue to track prices for both teams, as we anticipate a sharp increase in Eagles ticket prices if Vick can harness last week's win to overtake the Giants for first place in the NFC East.
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