Do the Detroit Lions have a chance this Saturday? The Lions return to the playoffs for the first time in twelve years and to the Superdome for the second time this season. The New Orleans Saints, on the other hand, return to the playoffs for a third straight year, a first for the franchise. The Saints are trying to erase the Skittles-munching, tackle breaking, Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch beat-down they received last year in Seattle.

In addition to the passionate New Orleans fan base, the galvanized Detroit fans are driving up ticket prices. The atmosphere will be electric and no doubt fans want to get a take of the action. After clinching the NFC South against the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints have commanded an average ticket price of $312.37 for this Saturday’s home NFC Wild Card Playoff Game. A week-to-week look at tickets show prices leveling off during the holidays but picking right back up to the start of the new year.

Better get tickets before they start climbing again!

Saturday 7:00 PM New Orleans, LA tickets from $173

This season’s rematch between the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints is 44.16% more expensive than their Week 13 meeting ($174.42) and 138.38% more expensive than last year’s NFC Wild Card Game ($131.04) in Seattle against the Seahawks.

It is the third most expensive game in the past three years, and most expensive game in the 2011 NFL Season.

This Saturday’s game is also the second most expensive playoff game during the Saints three straight playoff appearances. The most expensive playoff game is the amazing 2009 NFC Championship Game ($554.19), an overtime victory that spoiled Brett Farve’s (second) return to the NFL.

The cheapest listing is a pair of tickets for $146 in Row 26, Section 635, while the most expensive listing are three tickets in Row 13, Section 114 on the 50-yard line for $6321 per ticket. But if you use SeatGeek’s DealScore technology, you’ll see that the best deal is a pair of seats in Section 142, Row 17 for $505 per ticket. These tickets are also on the 50-yard line, four rows back, and 92.01% cheaper!

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