Who are the worst fans in the NFL? Dr. Mike Lewis of Emory’s Goizueta Business School tracks NFL fanbases via multiple means: social engagement, home and road attendance, gear purchase and so on. Let’s dive in.
The full study
is available on Emory’s website, including a detailed breakdown of where your team ranks in all the different categories.
Fans support the Minnesota Vikings as they face the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 4, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Vikings 23-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Philip Rivers #17 of the Chargers calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs past Tyson Jackson #94 of the Atlanta Falcons for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Fans of the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals sit together before the game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders perform during the NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals dressed in costume support their team during the game against the Denver Broncos on October 25, 2004 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Broncos 23-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Cheerleaders wait to perform ahead of the NFL International Series game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
A Tennessee Titans fan wears a bag on his head during the 31-9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field on October 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Fans of the Rams look on during their NFL Game on December 7, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs fans wear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump masks during the game bethween the Chiefs and the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)