Houston Texans Most Expensive, Vikings Cheapest NFL Preseason Tickets

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The 2014 NFL preseason is slowly approaching with the first game kicking off on Aug. 3, in the traditional Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, when the New York Giants face the Buffalo Bills.

Entering the preseason, each team will have big aspirations as they all look to dethrone the Seattle Seahawks as the Super Bowl champion. The preseason will give us a small taste of what we are going to see before the regular season gets underway.

On the secondary market, preseason prices are nowhere near the levels of regular season games, but there can be a big difference in how fans value their favorite team's preseason games. Below are the three most expensive and three least expensive average prices for the 2014 NFL preseason, according to TiqIQ.

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Top 3:

Houston Texans

The Texans has one of the more intriguing story lines going into the preseason. The team hired a new coach in Bill O'Brien and took Jadeveon Clowney with the number one overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. After having the worst record in the NFL, there is much promise for the Texans, who will have one of the most feared defenses in the league with J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing and the aforementioned Jadeveon Clowney.

Even after the coaching staff named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback, there's still plenty of intrigue around Case Keenum and rookie Tom Savage. Preseason games on the Houston Texans schedule include games against the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers at an average price of $132.

New York Giants

The Giants will be looking to have a better season than last year when the team finished a disappointing 7-9 and third in the NFC East. After having the 28th best offence last year the Giants picked up WR Odell Beckham and RB Andre Williams in the draft along with bringing in a new offensive coordinator. Preseason games should give fans a first peek at what is expected a new look and faster paced offense. Preseason games on the NY Giants schedule include the Hall of Fame Game against Buffalo and home games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots at an average price of $124.45.

New England Patriots

The Patriots won the AFC East title for the 10th time in 11 years this past season but failed to get to the Super Bowl making it 10 years since they've won it all in 2004. The Patriots are looking to improve on their 12-4 season last year with the addition of Darrelle Revis and a healthy Rob Gronkowski.

The goal is always to win a Super Bowl and it is looking like with an aging Tom Brady the window to win another ring is dwindling. With that comes expensive ticket prices, even in the preseason. Preseason games on the Patriots schedule include games against two 2013 playoff teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers at an average secondary market price of $110.42.

Bottom 3:

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills had trouble getting over the hump for a while now and last year ended with another losing record and a last place finish in the AFC East at 6-10. There is some promise, however, with the upcoming season in the team's young talent. The past two first-round picks -- quarterback EJ Manuel and wide receiver Sammy Watkins -- look to become a threatening tandem to carry the offense, especially in the wake of Kiko Alonso's injury on defense. Preseason games on the Buffalo Bills schedule are against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions, but have an average price of just $32.94.

Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns and their fans have been on a roller coaster of emotions this offseason. With improvements for the team coming through the draft in cornerback Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel, the team also could be losing star wide receiver Josh Gordon for a year or more. Preseason games on the Browns schedule include games against the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears while having the second lowest average preseason ticket at $32.71.

Minnesota Vikings

Cheap tickets probably the way any team wants to start a tenure in a new stadium, even if it is in the interim. The Vikings will be playing games in the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium while the team's new stadium gets built. While the regular season average for Vikings tickets is in the middle of the pack, no team will have cheaper preseason tickets this year. Preseason games on the Vikings schedule include matchups against the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals at an average price of just $27.

This article represents the opinion of a contributor and not necessarily that of TheStreet or its editorial staff.

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