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With Seahawks playoff set, 12s now on the hunt for affordable playoff tickets

Photo: Joshua Lewis/KOMO News

SEATTLE -- The Seahawks have advanced to the playoffs for the sixth straight season, and a seat in the stands this weekend will cost you quite a bit.

According to a Tuesday report by TickPick, the average ticket for Saturday's Detroit-Seattle game is $497, with "get-in" prices at $204.

Miami's visit to Heinz Field to take on the Steelers is second most popular at $308, followed by Giants-Packers ($267) and Raiders-Texans ($221).

Fans are taking to second and third-party vendors like NFL Ticket Exchange and Craigslist to find a deal.

"We're going to start getting more desperate," said Belltown resident and Seahawks fan Jim Bishop. "But I think if I paid a couple hundred bucks per ticket, I think that'd be reasonable."

Seattle Craigslist ticket seller Richard Jones advises to use caution when buying and selling on Craigslist.

"You have to weed through certain people that sound a little fishy," said Jones.

Jones, who has sold tickets on Craigslist for 10 years, suggested to set up exchanges at businesses or public places. He also said he regularly provides proof of authenticity to his buyers.

Assessing the risks and weighing the costs -- all to be a 12 in the playoffs.

"Being there with all of those crazy fans," said Bishop. "It's just worth it. You get to tell your kids you were there."

Kickoff is at 5:15pm on Saturday at CenturyLink Field.

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