Seattle’s NFC Championship Game win isn’t stopping the Atlanta Falcons from talking with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
Quinn’s agent, Rick Smith, confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday night the Falcons will meet with Quinn on Monday.
NFL’s anti-tampering rules allow candidates to hold second meetings with teams on the bye week between conference championship games and the Super Bowl. The Falcons can’t offer the job to Quinn until after the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.
Quinn will become the second candidate to hold a second interview with the Falcons, who are looking to replace Mike Smith. The Falcons had their second meeting with Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin last week.
Super Bowl tickets
will be pricey
Landing a ticket for the Super Bowl might take a budgeting miracle on par with the Seahawks’ 28-22 win over Green Bay.
The average resale price for a ticket to the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, is $3,477, according to research done by SeatGeek, an online ticket broker. It’s a shade higher than last year’s Super Bowl, $3,468, according to the site.
The median price is $2,780 and the cheapest available ticket was $1,950, down seven percent.
“In general, we’re expecting this year’s game to be a slightly cheaper ticket, especially now that the Seahawks are back in it,” Connor Gregoire of SeatGeek said via email. “Last year’s attendees will be more likely than others to pass on another multithousand-
dollar ticket purchase, and given that the Super Bowl is no longer a novelty for Hawks fans in general, demand should be a bit softer from the Seattle side.”
Seahawks-patriots a pick ’em play early
The Super Bowl looks like a tossup in Las Vegas, where more than $100 million will likely be riding on the game by kickoff.
A flurry of early money on the New England Patriots moved the game to pick ’em at most major Las Vegas books Sunday night after the Seattle Seahawks opened by as much as 2.5-point favorites.
Oddsmakers say they don’t expect the line to fluctuate much over the next few weeks, with heavy betting anticipated on both sides.
“You’re not going to see this one bounce around like you did last year,” said Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point sports book. “Last year the whole world was in love with Denver early and there was a crush at the (betting) window. But this game is going to stay right around Seattle a 1-point favorite or pick ’em the entire way.”