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Ellen Johnson turned 100 the same year the Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th season. Sarah Kloepping, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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GREEN BAY – Like finding an oasis during a drought in the Sahara, the Green Bay Packers have to be happy to return to Lambeau Field this week to play the Miami Dolphins.

The Packers are 3-0-1 this year at home and 0-4 on the road after Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Patriots in New England. The Dolphins are 5-4, but 1-3 on the road.

This Sunday's game, which was moved from a noon to 3:25 p.m. start by the NFL, continues to bring healthy prices on the secondary ticket market, although not as solidly as the following games in Seattle four days later or in Minnesota on Thanksgiving weekend.

The average lowest get-in price for Sunday's game at Lambeau Fieild is $149. That's still above face value for the least expensive seats in the stadium, but it's down $10 from last week and $58 from Oct. 1.

Factors keeping the price high include it being the last Gold Package game of the year and not a night game. With most ticket holders coming from southern Wisconsin, noon and 3:25 p.m. games are golden tickets.

Weather also could be a plus. The forecast is for partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-30s. Also, it's the only Lambeau Field game on the Packers schedule between Oct. 15 and Dec. 2. 

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Somewhat more surprising, the Packers at Seahawks on Nov. 15, a Thursday night game with a $222 average lowest get-in price, is the most expensive of the remaining eight games. 

According to secondary market broker SeatGeek, it is the most in-demand Thursday game of the season, with an average resale price of $246. 

"A number saw a similar trend to what we are seeing here, where the week before the game we saw prices move up," said Chris Leyden of SeatGeek. "In most of those cases prices ended up coming back down and then some, so if you are a fan who is priced out right now, I would suggest checking back in a few days to see how the market has moved."

The teams have a strong rivalry for being in different divisions. They've played six times over the last six years, with Seattle winning the first three and the Packers the next three. Those Seahawks wins include the infamous Fail Mary catch in 2012 and the NFC championship game in 2014, which Seattle won in overtime. Both helped cement the rivalry — for Packers fans anyway.

The Packers' game in Minnesota on Nov. 25 is the second-most expensive game for the remainder of the season. That's not a surprise. The Chicago Bears notwithstanding, the Vikings are the Packers' most hated rivals and a lot of western Wisconsin and Minnesota Packers fans regularly attend games in Minneapolis.

The average lowest get-in price is $214, little changed over the past month.

The Packers' poor start aside, the game could well decide who will win the NFC North, as might the game in Chicago on Dec. 16 and against the Lions at Lambeau on Dec. 30. 

When the Packers next return to Lambeau Field, for back-to-back home games in early December, prices get more reasonable, with Arizona logging in at $100 and Atlanta at $110, right around face value for the least-expensive seats in Lambeau Field. 

Looking way ahead, prices for the final game of the season, when the Packers host the Detroit Lions, are similar to the Arizona and Atlanta games. 

For our weekly look at Packers tickets prices, we surveyed eight secondary-market websites, including Event USA, NFL Ticket ExchangeStubHub, ticketiQTicket KingTitletown Tickets and Tours, SeatGeek and VividSeats. Note that ticket brokers can add fees on top of prices listed here, so actual costs might be higher. 

Nov. 11, 3:25 p.m., Miami Dolphins, Lambeau Field, Gold Package, CBS

  • Face-price range (not including premium seating): $109-$136
  • Average lowest seat: $149
  • Range of lowest seat: $133-$159
  • Standing-room-only, lowest price range: $133-$138

Nov. 15, 7:20 p.m., Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field, Fox

  • Face-price range (not including premium seating): N/A
  • Average lowest seat: $222
  • Range of lowest seat: $167-$299
  • Standing-room-only, lowest price range: $179-$193

Nov. 25, 7:20 p.m., Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, NBC

  • Face-price range (not including premium seating): N/A
  • Average lowest seat: $214
  • Range of lowest seat: $190-$269

Dec. 2, noon, Arizona Cardinals, Lambeau Field, Fox 

  • Face-price range (not including premium seating): $109-$136
  • Average lowest seat: $100
  • Range of lowest seat: $89-$115

Dec. 9, noon, Atlanta Falcons, Lambeau Field, Fox 

  • Face-price range (not including premium seating): $109-$136
  • Average lowest seat: $110
  • Range of lowest seat: $100-$135
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