NEW YORK (MainStreet) -– Sure, you can get a discount ticket to an NFL game. Your team has to be terrible, but it can happen.

The National Football League's average ticket price jumped 2.1% to nearly $86, according to Team Marketing Report. However, that's just the face value of tickets that, in many cases, sell out well before fans take their seats for the season opener. That said, there are still plenty of teams that, before the NFL suspended its television blackout rule for the 2015 season, would keep home games off the air until they were sold out. Even when the NFL offered teams an 85% “sellout” threshold a few years back, there were still several franchises that begged fans to buy tickets on a week-to-week basis.

As you can imagine, that depresses ticket prices on the secondary market quite a bit. The folks at ticket pricing site TiqIq compiled data from ticket sales sites including eBay-owned StubHub and found average ticket prices far more extreme (and more likely) for fans seeking seats during the regular season. At the end of last season, these are what the cheapest tickets in the league looked like, on average:

1. St. Louis Rams: $88

2. Oakland Raiders: $99

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $292

4. Kansas City Chiefs: $111

5. Jacksonville Jaguars $114

6. Minnesota Vikings: $114

7. Washington Redskins: $115

8. Tennessee Titans: $120

9. Indianapolis Colts: $121

10. Cleveland Browns: $125

This year is basically an experiment to see if those prices drop even further without a blackout threat to boost them. Television deals with Fox, NBC, CBS, ESPN and DirecTV pay NFL team $226 million a year just for existing and far outweigh the local revenue produced through ticket sales and concessions. However, that local revenue doesn't have to be shared with other teams, which makes it especially valuable to NFL owners.

Still, some teams are way more effective at generating that revenue than others. We looked Team Marketing Report's lineup of average ticket prices and found the cheapest NFL tickets available. The following ten teams not only charge beneath the league average, but actually make fans pay dearly for that discount:

10. St. Louis Rams

Average ticket price: $72.71

Change from last year: 1.6%

A 1-2 start isn't what's worrying Rams fans. Nor is the fact that this team hasn't been to the playoffs since 2004 or had a winning season since 2003. No, it's owner Stan Kroenke's purchase of land in Inglewood, Calif., his intention to build a stadium there and Inglewood's approval of said stadium that has the city somewhere between nervous and resigned to its fate. Local businessmen have come up with a plan for a new stadium, but the nearly half a billion dollars the city would have to pay up front to make that happen -- not to mention interest and the debt on the Rams' Edward Jones Dome -- aren't making that plan seem incredibly plausible. The city's best hope is that some other team -- or teams -- get to L.A. before the Rams do. If not, we may be seeing the end of this team's 20-year St. Louis experiment that cost season-ticket-holders $250 to $3,000 in personal seat licenses and introduced league owners to the idea of making fans pay for the right to pay for tickets.

9. Cincinnati Bengals

Average ticket price: $71.12

Change from last year: 3.1%

The Bengals have put together four-straight winning seasons, made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons -- and have lost their opening-round playoff game all five times. Head coach Marvin Lewis is back this year, as is quarterback Andy Dalton, but their combined regular-season successes can't mask their continued disappearance around playoff time. It also can't make taxpayers forget just how much money they sunk into this team.

Some 20 years ago, the Bengals threatened to move if they didn't get a new stadium. Hamilton County, Ohio, wound up spending $540 million to build Paul Brown Stadium, but that debt soared as the recession deepened. Combining annual stadium costs to taxpayers that rose from $29.9 million in 2008 to nearly $35 million to declining sales tax revenue resulted in debt that eliminates funding for local programs and rolls back a property tax cut promised as part of the stadium deal.

This team hasn't had a playoff win since 1990, and it's going to continue having a tough time squeezing more dollars out of its overdrawn fanbase.

8. Cleveland Browns

Average ticket price: $69.13

Change from last year: 27.5%

One-time quarterback of the future Johnny Manziel continues to ride the bench as coach Mike Pettine keeps putting Josh McCown in the starter's slot. General manager Ray Farmer is just wrapping up his suspension for illegally texting team personnel on the sidelines last year. Stud receiver Dwayne Bowe remains sidelined by injury, receiver Josh Gordon remains suspended for a variety of substance abuse issues and star cornerback Joe Haden looked mighty vulnerable against the Oakland Raiders. But these are all just the latest indignities for a club that's had a revolving cast of quarterbacks since 1999, has managed just two winning seasons during that time and has only made the playoffs once during that span -- losing to the hated Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002. Yes, this is cheap by NFL standards, but there's a reason it was a lot cheaper last year.

7. Kansas City Chiefs

Average ticket price: $68.38

Change from last year: 0%

No, Chiefs fans haven't had it as tough as the Browns or Bengals faithful, but that doesn't mean it's been great. The Chiefs regularly make trouble for the rest of the AFC West, but they haven't won a playoff game since the 1993 season. Two years ago, after going 11-5, they blew a 21-point lead at the half to lost a Wild Card matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. They haven't made the Super Bowl since winning it in 1970 and, this year, are giving fans only seven home games after agreeing to play the Detroit Lions in London in November. Chiefs tickets aren't an easy get as it is, and dropping a home game only makes a fan's chances of seeing that low face value even more remote.


6. Tennessee Titans

Average ticket price: $67.15

Change from last year: 0%

Yep, fans definitely want to see new quarterback Marcus Mariota, but they probably wanted to see the defense show up against the Colts last week, too. Titans fans, deep in SEC college football country, are getting used to not quite getting what they want. Since losing the Super Bowl in 2000, they've watched cannon-armed quarterback prospect Vince Young go bust, they saw star running back Chris Johnson's career wasted and they've watched their former perennial contender put up just one winning season since 2008 and saw it reach rock bottom with just two wins last year. Mariota's their best chance of setting things right, but don't blame Titans fans if they think this looks just a little too familiar.

5. Miami Dolphins

Average ticket price: $65.16

Change from last year: 0%

The Miami Dolphins didn't keep any games off of television in recent years, but that doesn't mean ticket sales haven't been an issue. Owner Stephen M. Ross has encouraged sponsors and broadcasters to buy up tickets and keep the team on the air but watched baseball's Miami Marlins sink his plans for a new stadium by making a complete mess of public funding for their ballpark. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have managed exactly two winning seasons in the last ten years. They've made the playoffs three times since 2000 and haven't won a playoff game since that year. Even worse, ownership decided to play a top-draw rivalry game against the New York Jets at “home” in London this year. We aren't saying that Dolphins tickets won't get more costly during the Ryan Tannehill era: we're just saying that they're a hard sell for a reason.

4. Oakland Raiders

Average ticket price: $64.80

Change from last year: 0%

Derek Carr and Khalil Mack are making the Raiders look like a force to contend with for years to come. It's just a shame that they'll likely be contended with somewhere other than Oakland. Owner Mark Davis announced plans this year for a stadium in Carson, Calif., just outside of Los Angeles that his team would share with the now-rival San Diego Chargers. He wants a new stadium in Oakland, but the city is running out of ways to tell him that it just doesn't have the money for that kind of thing. Raiders fans will put up with a lot -- they saw the team move to L.A. once from 1982 through 1994 and haven't seen a winning season in Oakland since the team's Super Bowl campaign in 2002. However, it isn't easy spending money on a home team with one foot out the door.

3. Buffalo Bills

Average ticket price: $64.01

Change from last year: 3.2%

The Bills are staying in Buffalo thanks to new owner Terry Pegula, and the team itself looks promising thanks to new head coach Rex Ryan and a bunch of new additions. A 2-1 start that featured a loss to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots as its only downside has fans in Buffalo believing they're getting a bargain for they're ticket price. However, no playoff appearances since 1999 suggests that the Bills still have a ways to go before they can keep ticket prices from plummeting along with temperatures in late December.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Average ticket price: $63.59

Change from last year: 0%

Tampa hasn't seen a Super Bowl since winning it all back in 2003. It's put up an ugly .385 winning percentage since joining the league in 1976 and hasn't won more than seven games in half a decade. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is taking snaps, sure, but he can't cure everything that's been ailing this franchise. With the Tampa area's economy still struggling after the housing crisis and recession and the team not managing a winning season since 2010 or a playoff appearance since 2007, it's going to take a lot more to get people to pack Raymond James stadium in enough numbers to make them forget about years of post-recession local game blackouts.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Average ticket price: $57.65

Change from last year: 0%

When you see ads for the Jacksonville Jaguars in in-flight magazines offered by local airlines, the team is billed as the No. 1 “fan experience” in the NFL. If a fan's ideal experience is seeing one home game a year since 2013 shipped off to London, seeing your director of “fan engagement” actively courting fans in the UK, seeing seats at EverBank stadium ripped out and replaced with pools and cabanas, then, yes, the Jaguars are a tremendous fan experience. If you like teams that win more games than they lose or make the playoffs more than six times in 20 years, then maybe this isn't the experience for you. Because that experience -- the one that involves winning five games or fewer each year since 2011 while the rest of the country speculates about your team moving to London -- isn't all that great.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held TK positions in the stocks mentioned.