The NFL. If you’re not watching it, you’re at least aware of it. The fans demand it, some more than others. This week’s most demanded games features divisional matchups and the battle of New York City.

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Coming in at No. 5 is a divisional matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots, who have won seven of the last nine meetings with the Dolphins, can clinch home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs if they win and the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers all lose or tie. The Texans lost Thursday night when the Indianapolis Colts scored their second win this season. Patriots QB Tom Brady needs to average just 245.5 yards passing in his last two games to pass Dan Marino’s NFL single-season record of 5,084. The Dolphins are 1-0 since firing head coach Tony Sparano and are 5-2 after losing their first seven games. Dolphins HB Reggie Bush is now sixth in the AFC in rushing with 973 yards after gaining a career high 203 last week against the Buffalo Bills.

Ticket prices for the game are averaging $168 today, but listings are available on SeatGeek for as low as $80.

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Saturday 1:00 PM Foxboro, MA tickets from $80

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Our No. 4 game between the Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys has huge playoff implications. Dallas can win the NFC East by winning its final two games, but the Eagles can still win the division if they can come away with two final wins and the Jets beat the Giants earlier in the day. The two sides met Oct. 30 in Philly when the Eagles crushed the Boys 34-7, Dallas’ worst loss of the season.

Tickets are averaging at $205 right now, but fans can still find listings on SeatGeek for as low as $53.

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Saturday 3:15 PM Arlington, TX tickets from $50

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

The No. 3 most demanded game this week stars the banged up Chicago Bears and no longer undefeated Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers can clinch home field advantage in the NFC with a win or a San Francisco 49er’s loss. The Bears would be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss this weekend. Sunday’s game will actually be the fourth meeting between the division rivals in 2011. The Bears and Packers faced each other the final week of the 2010 regular season, again in the NFC championship game and earlier this season on Sept. 25 when the Packers beat the Bears 27-17. Josh McCown, who hasn’t started an NFL game since 2007, replaces Caleb Hanie as the Bears starting QB.

Ticket prices are averaging at $235, but nearly all tickets for this game have been spoken for. In fact, SeatGeek has only a single ticket listing still available.

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Sunday 7:20 PM Green Bay, WI tickets from $150

New York Giants at New York Jets

Our second most demanded game this week is a crosstown rivalry matchup between Eli Manning’s New York Giants and Mark Sanchez’s New York Jets. The leadup to this game is about as heated as a non-divisional matchup can get. If the Giants can beat the Jets and the Dallas Cowboys next weekend, they will win NFC East and make a playoff appearance for first time since 2008. If the Jets can win their final two games they will likely clinch a third-straight wild card appearance. The Giants have lost five of their last six games, but have managed to beat the Jets each of the past four times the teams have met. The Jets would improve to 7-1 at home if they can put a stop to that streak. Another storyline is that Saturday’s game is that this will be the first time WR Plaxico Burress will face the Giants since they cut him in 2009 after accidentally shooting himself in a Manhattan nightclub.

Ticket prices are averaging at $243 right now with ‘get in’ prices starting at about $200 on SeatGeek. General admission seating can be found starting at $56.

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Saturday 1:00 PM East Rutherford, NJ tickets from $200

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

Finally, the No. 1 most demanded game for Week 16 features an NFC South clash between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome. The Saints are riding a six-game win streak and can clinch the NFC South division title with a win Monday night. The Falcons have won seven of their past nine games, but one of those losses was at the hands of the Saints. New Orleans has also beaten Atlanta nine of the past 11 times the two teams have met since 2006. Saints QB Drew Brees is leading the NFL in passing with 4,780 yards and only needs 305 more to pass Dan Marino’s NFL single-season passing record set in 1984.

Tickets prices are averaging a league-high $272, but fans can still find listings on SeatGeek starting around $243.

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Monday 7:30 PM New Orleans, LA tickets from $244