Steelers, Ravens top NFL Game Power Rankings for Week 1

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Week 1 Power Rankings

The NFL is back! After a prolonged lockout, everyone seems to be even more hyped to this season than for seasons past and that includes me.

Every week for the entire 2011 NFL season, I will be ranking every game on that week's schedule based on their sales on the TicketNetwork Exchange. Unlike other "Power Rankings" that you see across the internet that rank the teams based on their performance, these rankings will be based on ticket sales and the average price fans have paid to see the game.* That means the demand among FANS will be the deciding factor, not "experts" telling you which is the best.

Check back every Thursday for the latest TN Team Blog "NFL Game Power Rankings". Here is this week's rankings:

1. Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

Average Ticket Price: $270.54

Every season, these two AFC North rivals battle twice and every game seems to be a great one. This fact is not lost on fans in Baltimore, who have paid nearly 20% more than #2 game on our list. Those Ravens fans also hope for a better outcome than the teams last game in which the Steelers beat the Ravens 31-24 in last season's AFC Divisional Playoffs.


Free Tickets Contest: Congratulations to our winner!

Thank you for everyone who entered a submission to our free concert tickets contest over the past two weeks, and we are happy to announce our winner as Alicia! She won with the entry:

"I've never been to a concert, but would love to take my mom to a Toby Keith or Trace Adkins concert, or especially one where they perform together. We love them, especially because they are so patriotic, and being a military family, we really appreciate all that they do for our troops around the world. My mom works so hard at home to take care of our family through all of the packing, moving, and school transfers so that my dad can focus on his job in the Navy. I'd love to take mom to a concert, she deserves it!"

Alicia will have the choice of taking two tickets to a concert of her choice or a $400 gift card to Though Alicia is a very deserving winner, it was an extremely difficult decision with so many fantastic entries.


Only a few days left to win free concert tickets! Enter now!

Win FREE Concert Tickets

Last Monday, we began a new contest giving away FREE concert tickets to the person who could best answer the questions:

Who do you want to see in concert and why do you NEED to see them?

In addition to the free tickets, we will also add $100 to the prize if we receive 100 entries. We are way short of our goal and we need your help! If you have already entered, tell people about it on Facebook and Twitter, and also tell your friends and family. If you haven't entered... what are you waiting for?!? We are giving away free tickets! You know you want them, you know you need them, now just tell us why!

Contest Over, Thanks for Entering!


Win free concert tickets! What concert do you NEED to see?

Update (9/17/12): We have a new contest running in celebration of our fifth anniversary. Please click here to enter.

Enter to Win 2 Free Concert Tickets to a concert of your choice by answering the question: What concert do you want to see and why do you NEED to be there?

If I said you could potentially win free concert tickets, would you be interested? What if I asked you why you need to be at a certain concert, what would you say?

Win FREE Concert Tickets

Well, here is your chance to answer both of those questions with the newest TN Team Blog contest!

How it works

In 100 words or less, tell us in the comments section of this blog post who you want to see in concert and why you absolutely, positively, no-way-around-it, NEED to be there in person. Your submission can be funny, it can be heartfelt, it can just be a story on why you are the artist or group's biggest fan…it doesn't matter, you decide! What matters most is that you are creative.

The contest will run for two weeks, from today, August 8, through Sunday, August 21. The winner will be chosen at the end of the contest by our crack team at the TN Team Blog. The winner will receive two tickets to the concert of their choice, which carry a maximum value on of $400, and will be notified via the e-mail address that was used as part of the submission.

Those are the basics, so start submitting and let us know why you NEED to win these free tickets!

Contest Over, Thanks for Submitting! But click the banner below for our latest contest!

BONUS!! If we are able to get 100 entries to our contest, we will also include a $100 gift card to a restaurant local to the concert venue or a $100 gift card to But we need your help to make this happen! Let your friends know: take it to Twitter and help us spread the word by tweeting: (Click the following to tweet it!)

"RT @TicketNetwork Enter to win free concert tickets on the TN Blog -"


Announcing our Twitter pic contest winners!

We got so many great entries for our Twitter pic contest this week! I had the team vote on all of the entries, and the race was so close that I decided to give out gift card prizes for the top three pictures: $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Check out the pics below, and tell us in the comments if you agree with our choices!

First place: @zeina_swq
30 Seconds to Mars
On stage behind Jared Leto at a 30 Seconds to Mars concert

Second place: @TadaTrishThird place: @NYCboxer69
Garth BrooksMeeting a star
Being serenaded by Garth Brooks in NashvilleMeeting a star in person!