Week two of the NFL season saw a pair of 20+ comeback points, five teams dropping to 0-2 and some brutal performances by some quarterbacks in the league. And since it’s never too early to think about the post-season, here’s a look at how week two’s biggest story lines impact the deciding picture through insights from Post-Season Sports Illustrated Ticket Reservations.
Dolphin stocks are on the rise
The Dolphins’ fantastic comeback against the Ravens on Sunday got Miami fans thinking big. for every SI . ticketsDolphins Super Bowl bookings are up 76%, the biggest of the week by far.
After falling behind at 28-7 in the first half and 35-14 after three quarters, the Dolphins made a comeback in a dynamic fourth quarter that showed why this team has so much potential. Tyreek Hill had three hits of 20 or more yards in the last quarter, including a pair of long touchdowns that helped bring Miami back into the game. And it wasn’t just Hill who got Tua Tagovailoa the ball: Jaylen Waddle had 11 passes for 171 yards and a pair of touchdowns as part of Tagovailoa’s 469-yard day.
The next challenge for Tagovailoa and the Dolphins is a massive test against a Bills that looked dominant in two weeks. Unsurprisingly, dolphin lovers are willing to pop up in South Florida, at an average ticket price to head to this game in $467 on SI . tickets.
Niners didn’t do without Lance
For most teams, losing a quarterback early in the season would be a fatal blow to any playoff ambition. But for the 49ers, the season-ending ankle injury for Trey Lance isn’t closing the door in the postseason this season. In fact, per SI . ticketsThe 49ers split-round booking price rose 5% after Jimmy Garoppolo took charge of the Lance for the remainder of the season.
Garoppolo is no ordinary backup, he took the Niners to the Super Bowl in 2019 and the NFC Championship game in 2021. More than 60% of his passes are without a turn in the 27-7 victory. His next test comes in Sunday Night Football Showdown with the Broncos this week in Denver, which is worth over $700 Highest average ticket price in the third week Per SI tickets.
Problem with Mile High City
It’s safe to say that the Broncos’ season hasn’t gone according to plan yet. While Denver got its first win of the season on Sunday against the Texans, more slack and offensive struggles didn’t inspire much confidence. As a result, the Broncos’ Super Bowl booking prices are down 37% in a week, according to SI tickets.
All hopes should not be lost on the Broncos just yet. Nathaniel Hackett has only coached two games in his career, Russell Wilson is adjusting to a new team and system, and the Denver defense has played very well so far. But Wilson’s visions are exploding thanks to an attack-friendly coach at Hackett and tons of skillful talents like Javonte Williams, Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy that haven’t materialized yet.
Are giants restricted to playoffs?
Brian Dabol and the Giants 2-0 after beating the Panthers 19-16 on Sunday, an audacious second straight win that took until the last minutes to wrap up. But with the team starting 2-0 in six years already and the next manageable schedule, fans of the Giants can dare to dream about somewhere post-season. according to SI . ticketsThe Giants split tour booking prices are up 27% and are now the second highest in NFC East.
With matches at home in the next two weeks against the Cowboys (and QB Cooper Rush in reserve) and the Bears, the Giants have a very real chance to start 4-0 and put themselves in a great playoff position. This would be Daboll’s win in his first season with Joe Judge. Tickets for Monday night’s game with Dallas Hey Listed on average for $456 Per SI tickets.
The numbers behind the seven teams that the NFL hasn’t won
Data is limited on how likely it will be to reach the playoffs after starting 0-2 in the new match format, but so far all 18 0-2 players since the post-season expansion in 2020 have missed the playoffs. Conor Orr thinks that will change this yearconsidering some talents (including defending the AFC title) that are currently unwinnable.
Should the Bengals 0-2 be in a panic? Not yet, says Orr, but losing to the Cooper Rush and Cowboys on Sunday after a busy first week of trading against the Steelers doesn’t inspire much confidence. Sectional tour booking prices are down more than 20% per SI ticket in the wake of the second week’s loss. Meanwhile, the Raiders’ 0-2 start comes after a big lead against the Cardinals over the weekend. Although it’s not a devastating blow to their post-season hopes, split tour booking prices are down 13%.
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