The Most Intriguing Games Of The 2011 NFL Schedule

Instead of moping around, wondering if the 2011 NFL Season is going to happen, we’re going to celebrate what we are certain of: the 2011 NFL schedule. It was released yesterday, and after reading through it, we’ve decided which games to circle with a red pen on our calendar.

New York Jets at New England (Week 5): It was only in January that the New England Patriots and its fans stood stunned, aghast at watching New York Jets players prance around Gillette Stadium after booting the Pats from the playoffs. Well, it won’t take too long for New England to get its revenge as the Jets go in to Foxboro for an AFC-East clash that will get plenty of press–and justifiably so.

New Orleans at Green Bay (Week 1): The first the season holds a great match-up between the past two Super Bowl Champions. It features two of the best quarterbacks in the business, Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers and the previous title holder, Drew Brees. Chicago was previously believed to be the Packers’ opening day challenger, but we’ll be happy to see these two teams duke it out for early-season NFC supremacy.

Green Bay at San Diego (Week 9): Green Bay quarterback Rodgers and Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers were on the short list of rising NFL stars whose Super Bowl dreams were thisclose to happening. Rodgers is now wearing a Super Bowl ring, so Rivers’ reaction in this game will be telling. Can the NC State product finally realize his part of the dream this year, or will he be the Dan Marino to Rodgers’ Joe Montana for the foreseeable future?

Dallas at New York Jets (Week 1): The New York Jets took it to another level last season, reaching the AFC Championship game. Alas, they had nothing left to fight Pittsburgh with after beating the Patriots. They will begin another run against a team also looking to make it to the next level (the playoffs): the Dallas Cowboys. It might depend on Tony Romo’s health, but coming up with a big week one win against a strong AFC opponent might do wonders for the Cowboys’ psyche for the 2011 season.


Watch Marshawn Lynch’s Fantastic Run… In 8-Bit!

It was one of the most stunning upsets in NFL history—the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks quickly ending the New Orleans Saints’ big for back-to-back championships in the first round of the playoffs. The highlight of the game, and maybe the whole post-season, was running back Marshawn Lynch’s 67-yard run that put Seattle up for good. You may have seen the replay of it if you had ESPN or any of the pre-game shows on, but thanks to the internet, you can now check out what it would look like if we lived in an 8-bit Nintendo world! KIRO-AM’s Steve Raible has the call…

The First Round Of The NFL Playoffs Is Set!

It came down to literally the last game of the season, but the NFL Playoffs schedule has been finalized.

In the AFC, the NY Jets and the Indianapolis Colts battle in Indiana in a rematch of last year’s AFC championship game, which the Colts won 30-17. The second game will take place in Kansas City, where the Chiefs will take on the Baltimore Ravens. The AFC West-champions are 7-1 at home, its only loss coming in the last game against the Oakland Raiders.

On the other side of the bracket sees last year’s champs, the New Orleans Saints, take on the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle won the NFC West crown with a 7-9 record, and thus becomes the only team with a sub-.500 record to enter the playoffs. On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles to finish out the Wild Card weekend. It was their week one meeting where Michael Vick began his ascent back into the mainstream (and which the Eagles won).

For more information about the games, or to get your seats before it’s too late, check out TicketCity’s NFL Playoffs Page.

The Week in TicketCity Search – August 13th

Happy Friday the 13th. Another football season it upon us, it appears. Not only have over half of last week’s countdown entries been completely replaced, many have been replaced with football teams of both national league and national collegiate athletic stripe. What has not changed, at all, is the top 3, which is something of a rarity week-to-week. The Boys are still on top, if only by a hair this time, followed by recent long running favorites the esteemed Mr. Bieber and Lady Gaga.

Rush manages to avoid the cut by jumping up a few spots to #4, but after that, it’s all “new” faces, some a bit newer than others. Drake returns to the countdown after an absence to round out the top 5. He’s followed by some powerhouse college football, as Buckeyes and Razorbacks fans are obviously ready for the season to begin.

That brings us to a countdown newcomer, and first “animated” countdown entrant, the Gorillaz. If that doesn’t make any sense to you, just look them up on Wikipedia. While I don’t recommend Wikipedia for tips on open heart surgery, it’s gangbusters at explaining how the front man for the band Blur hooked up with one of the creators of the comic Tank Girl (she has a tank) to create a “virtual band”. Then you can marvel at the fact the fictional biographies of each individual band member are larger than those of many prominent historical figures.

The Saints squeeze in between the other countdown newcomer, Maroon 5. The LA based rock band is releasing a new album, Hands All Over, next month, and touring to promote the release.

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1 1 Dallas Cowboys
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 3 Lady Gaga
4 7 Rush
5 - Drake
6 - Ohio State Football
7 - Arkansas Football
8 - Gorillaz
9 - New Orleans Saints
10 - Maroon 5

2010 NFL season is on the clock

The start of the 2010 NFL Draft last night officially means that the 2010 NFL regular season is on the clock.  The NFL just released the 2010 NFL schedules this week.  And it’s less than 4 months until the kickoff of the season, so now is a great time to buy tickets for the 2010 NFL season.  Grab tickets for all of your favorite NFL teams, including the 2009 Superbowl Champion New Orleans Saints.

The big stories that are generating a lot of early demand for 2010 NFL tickets:
1. The new Meadowlands Stadium will open in 2010.  Home openers for both the New York Giants and NY Jets are a hot ticket.

2. Everyone wants to see the New Orleans Saints.  The Saints were truly America’s Team last season and capped up a marvelous season by winning the Super Bowl in Miami.  That demand for Saints tickets has carried over into 2010, both at home in the Superdome and on the road.  The Saints take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Halloween, which is one of the hottest tickets early in the year.

3. America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys, are a top draw wherever they play.  The Cowboys are always a big ticket and this year is no exception.  Away games against the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans are both receiving a lot of demand.  Their home game against Saints on Thanksgiving is the biggest game on the home schedule.

4. Donovan McNabb returns to Philadelphia.  McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins this off-season.  McNabb and his Skins play at the Eagles on Sunday, October 3rd.  Lots of Philly fans want to be at the Linc to see McNabb come home.

To buy NFL tickets for these teams or any other NFL team, please call 1-800-880-8886 or visit our NFL page at TicketCity.com.  To keep up with the latest moves your team makes, here is a link to an NFL Draft feature from our partners at Sports Illustrated.