PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04: Brandon Tate #19 of the Cincinnati Bengals returns a punt against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on December 4, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The club still has not announced when single game tickets will be available for sale, but for now we can get an idea of the most popular games from the sales of this year's two and four game "Ticket Packs".
Surprisingly, Carson Palmer's return to Cincinnati is nowhere to be found among the top three selling ticket packs. Instead, games with Cincinnati's two division rivals have been the most popular thus far.
|Four-Game Power Packs|
|Orange Pack||Black Pack|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Denver Broncos|
|Cleveland Browns||New York Giants|
|Dallas Cowboys||Oakland Raiders|
|Miami Dolphins||Baltimore Ravens|
|Two-Game Power Packs|
|Pack A||Pack B||Pack C||Pack D|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Dallas Cowboys||Denver Broncos||Oakland Raiders|
|Cleveland Browns||Miami Dolphins||N.Y. Giants||Baltimore Ravens|
The most popular ticket packs in order are these three:
1. Cleveland Browns & Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys
3. Denver Broncos & New York Giants
Andrew Brown also explained that ticket sales to the October 7th Miami Dolphins game have shot up, ever since Chad Ochocinco signed with the club. The Pittsburgh Steelers game will be a nationally televised game on NBC's Sunday Night Football, which may explain the high sales already. It surprises me that the Raiders and Ravens pack hasn't received any more attention, with Carson Palmer returning to Cincinnati and the Ravens returning again for a regular season finale with a wild card playoff spot possibly on the line.