Not many people expected the Carolina Panthers to be in the playoffs after their 1-3 start to the season, let alone hosting a Divisional Round game after a first-round bye. Yet, after the Panthers went on a eight game winning streak in the middle of the season, they were able to win the NFC South and grab the No. 2 seed in the NFC. Carolina will be hosting the San Francisco 49ers, who are coming off a 23-20 win over the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round. The Panthers find themselves just two wins away from their first Super Bowl appearance since 2003.
For those Panthers fans excited for the Super Bowl potential, TeamTix gives fans an opportunity to reserve face price Super Bowl tickets if Carolina makes it to MetLife Stadium. A price of $394 could reserve a $1,000 ticket in the upper end zone level on February 2. That combined price of $1,394 is well the below the average secondary market price for Super Bowl tickets of $3,410. The most expensive TeamTix reservation is $2,700 for a $1,000 seat in the upper sideline level, which would bring the combined price just above the secondary average. Click here to see all Panthers Super Bowl Options from TeamTix.
After Carolina’s Week 10 victory over San Francisco, TeamTix reservations could have been bought for as low as $40, despite a 6-3 record at that point. Since then, the low reservation cost has gone up over 885%. The Panthers would only lose one more game for the rest of the season.
Carolina will have a tough road to make it to New Jersey, though. They will need defeat the 49ers, who they beat in closely contested 10-9 defensive battle during Week 10 in San Francisco. If the Panthers do win, they will either have to travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks, who defeated the Panthers 12-7 Week 1 in Carolina, or will host the New Orleans Saints, who split the two game season series with each team winning at home. The game against the 49ers will be Carolina’s first home playoff game, and playoff appearance overall, since 2008 when they lost in the Divisional Round to the Arizona Cardinals after having a first-round bye.
The Panthers have proved themselves as one of the top teams in the NFC with a legitimate chance of being the conference representative in the Super Bowl.