The defending champion New York Giants have been quite a draw on the road this season, which is why it should be quite a shock to discover that their week 10 battle with the Cincinnati Bengals is actually their cheapest road contest of 2012, and also Cincy’s third cheapest home game. Yes, despite the Giants being 6-3 and the Bengals routinely putting on a show through the air, fans can get into this game at an average of $108 per seat, 10% above the average price of Bengals Tickets this season. Prices did see a little surge earlier in the week when they topped out at $144 per seat earlier, but have since fallen 25% in the last two days. Bengals fans that want to be there in person on Sunday can now get into Paul Brown Stadium for as low as $31, with over 1000 seats available for under $50. The prices aren’t too steep for these tickets, but they probably should be.
Eli Manning hasn’t been on top of his game lately with less than 200 yards passing in three of his last four games. However, he put up 510 yards in a game earlier this year and gets a Bengals defense that was picked apart by his brother Peyton last week.
On the flip-side, Andy Dalton’s run of at least one interception in every single game this year could bode well for an already unforgiving Giants defense. And the fact that Cincinnati’s rushing attack often leaves a lot to be desired, there could be extra pressure on Dalton to make plays against a tough opponent at home. And if that thought wasn’t enough pressure, Dalton and his offense will have their backs against the wall as they try to put an end to a four-game skid following a once impressive 3-1 start.
All of this translates to a closely contested game, and one in which that could easily be high-scoring. Both offenses have the talent to put up points, and both defenses bend a good amount. Bengals and Giants fans could be in for a relatively cheap show in week 10.
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