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Which NFL teams have the most fans?

It’s football season again.  The NFL is about to begin its 17-week regular season.  Fans are buying their team’s t-shirts, hats, and jerseys and ordering their hot wings and beer.  Which of the 32 NFL teams do you think has the greatest number of fans?

According to Statista, here are the top ten NFL football teams in terms of fans.  Fan numbers are based on the actual count of fans on each team’s Facebook page.  The numbers in parentheses after each team’s name are the number of fans in millions.

  1. Dallas Cowboys (8.75)
  2. New England Patriots (6.59)
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers (6.39)
  4. Green Bay Packers (5.31)
  5. Denver Broncos (4.45)
  6. San Francisco 49ers (4.24)
  7. Chicago Bears (4.13)
  8. New Orleans Saints (4.08)
  9. Seattle Seahawks (4.00)
  10. New York Giants (3.93)

It’s probably no surprise that the Dallas Cowboys have the greatest following on Facebook.  They’ve long been considered America’s Team, although they’ve encountered a dry spell lately in reaching the Super Bowl.

Despite last year’s controversy over some players not standing for the National Anthem, American football remains the most popular sport in America based on TV ratings, and it’s the ninth most popular sport around the world.

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