Cam Newton finally gets to make his long awaited playoff debut since being drafted first overall three years ago when they host the San Francisco 49ers this week in the Divisional round of the playoffs. The Panthers had their best season since 2005 as they went 12-4 this year with one of those victories coming in a hard fought game Candlestick Park in Week 10. When these two teams get together on Sunday afternoon it will be a battle between mirror images of themselves as both teams have mobile quarterbacks, solid running games and stingy defenses.
In what is building up to be the game of the week Carolina Panthers tickets are presently going for $429 on average for this tilt against the 49ers after going up 12% in price over the course of the last week. This is an increase of 182% over Carolina’s home average for the regular season of $152.
The key thing for the Panthers in this game will be to contain Colin Kaepernick who rushed for just under 100 yards last week against the Packers, many of which came late in the game on 3rd and long plays. If Carolina can keep Kaepernick in check and limit his ability to scramble they will put themselves in good position to advance to the NFC Championship Game. The Carolina Panthers will lean on budding superstar Cam Newton to elevate his game and take them to the next level as he looks to continue to his best season to date with a passer rating of 88.8 and completion percentage of 61.7%.
Even though the average ticket for this playoff game increasing $277 over the regular seasons home average fans can still find many less expensive options still available and can get-in for just $130 on the secondary market as tickets sold out in three minutes for this highly anticipated game.