WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov 11, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) – The New England Patriots (6-2) travel to Indianapolis to face the unbeaten Colts (8-0) in a classic contest between two of the decade’s elite franchises.
Behind quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots have won three Super Bowls this decade, while quarterback Peyton Manning has guided the Colts to one Super Bowl win. Both quarterbacks have led their teams to mid-season division dominance this year, and look to establish their team as the squads to beat in the AFC.
The Patriots/Colts matchup ranks #1 on the “NFL Ticket Exchange Buzz Index” for Week 10 according to the NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster.
The Patriots defeated a division rival in Miami last week to provide some cushion in the AFC East, while the Colts dodged a bullet to win in Houston. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will look to stall a Manning-led offense and to find holes in the increasingly aggressive defense of rookie head coach Jim Caldwell. The Colts defense has held up against tough teams during critical moments; but this Patriots team has won three straight on the strength of big plays by receivers Randy Moss and Wes Welker.
WEEK 10 – TOP 5 MOST POPULAR NFL MATCHUPS BY DEMAND
*According to the “NFL Ticket Exchange Buzz Index”
1. New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts
2. Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Philadelphia Eagles @ San Diego Chargers
4. Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers
5. Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers
Fans can access the NFL Ticket Exchange at NFL.com/ticketexchange or through direct links from NFL.com or Ticketmaster.com. Fans benefit from using the only NFL ticket resale marketplace with the exclusive ability to offer ticket barcode validation for most tickets, interactive seating maps allowing fans the ability to search for tickets by location, price, and number of tickets, and secure and anonymous transactions.
*The NFL Ticket Exchange “Buzz Index” utilizes a proprietary algorithm incorporating site traffic, ticket demand, sales volume and ticket revenue to calculate each game’s popularity for the week.
Fans can reach dedicated customer service for the NFL Ticket Exchange by phone at 1-888-635-5944 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top 3 Ticket Buying Tips From the NFL and Ticketmaster:
1. Only tickets purchased directly from your NFL team’s ticket office, Ticketmaster or the NFL Ticket Exchange www.nfl.com/ticketexchange are barcode validated to give you guaranteed access into the game.
2. Check Ticketmaster, the NFL Ticket Exchange or your team’s Ticket Office as new ticket inventory may become available.
3. A “buyers beware” for fans who choose to purchase tickets from third party online exchanges, auction sites, bulletin boards or individuals. Be cautious if purchasing e-tickets, or from sellers asking for payment via a cashier’s check or money wires.
About the NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster
The National Football League (NFL) and Ticketmaster, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM) operating business, have partnered to create the NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, the first and only resale marketplace that provides NFL fans looking to buy or sell NFL tickets a safe, convenient, and League-endorsed resale platform. Through this groundbreaking partnership, the NFL and Ticketmaster are able to deliver fans exclusive access to barcode-authenticated NFL game tickets when purchased from the NFL Ticket Exchange. Additionally, for the majority of tickets purchased via the NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, fans have instant access to their tickets via Ticketmaster’s TicketFast delivery, which provides fans access to print their tickets within hours of each sale, alleviating the need for time-consuming and expensive mail delivery options. The NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster is accessible from Ticketmaster.com and NFL.com.
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