The Houston Texans have won two of their last three games as they come off their bye week, but the level of competition is about to ramp up as they face the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals on the road for Monday Night Football.
Since Brian Hoyer took over the starting role after replacing Ryan Mallett in the second quarter of their game against the Indianapolis Colts, the Texans have defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road, were blitzed by the Miami Dolphins in a road defeat and came back home to defeat the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium.
The Bengals continue to impress week in and week out and are even winning games when they aren’t playing at their best. They were dominant last week in a win over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football and won ugly, 16-10, on the road against Pittsburgh the week before. It’s the second consecutive home primetime game for the Bengals and will have a third primetime game in a row next week when they take on the Arizona Cardinals on the road for Sunday Night Football.
The home crowd at Paul Brown Stadium maybe trending towards getting complacent with all of these regular season wins, as Bengals tickets on the secondary market are the third cheapest in the entire NFL this week according to SeatSmart.com. It doesn’t help that the game is on Monday, but tickets to see the Texans are surrounded by games like the New York Jets v. Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens v. Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Redskins v. New Orleans Saints, which is odd for a team chasing an undefeated season.
Prices for this Monday’s Bengals games were actually cheaper in earlier months, having an average ticket price of $112.71 on September 10th and slightly rising to $114.58 by October 10th. The tickets had a sharper increase afterwards, jumping to $150.55 on November 8th before falling to the current average ticket price of $140.96 with a get-in price of $56.
Still, a $56 get-in price for an undefeated team in primetime is a winning proposition for fans. Although arriving and departing from a stadium is sometimes a tricky endeavor, Paul Brown Stadium parking through ParkWhiz.com takes away most of the hassle and has deals starting from $5.