With catchy fan section names like The Black Hole of the Raider Nation and the Cleveland Browns' Dawg Pound, every NFL team has a ridiculously loyal fanbase. The question is, which team has the wildest and most loyal home crowd? Forbes Magazine released its list of most rabid fans and both the Packers and Vikings find their fans in the top ten teams among the 32 in the league.

The index used to measure team rank included local and national television ratings, traffic to official team websites, mentions of team names online, population, and other factors. The ratios resulted in the Packers landing atop the rankings, with the Vikings rounding out the top ten. Below is the full list of team rankings in the popularity index:

  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. New Orleans Saints
  3. Indianapolis Colts
  4. Buffalo Bills
  5. Kansas City Chiefs
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Tennessee Titans
  8. Cincinnati Bengals
  9. Carolina Panthers
  10. Minnesota Vikings
  11. Denver Broncos
  12. Jacksonville Jaguars
  13. Cleveland Browns
  14. Baltimore Ravens
  15. San Diego Chargers
  16. Dallas Cowboys
  17. Oakland Raiders
  18. San Francisco 49ers
  19. New England Patriots
  20. Philadelphia Eagles
  21. Arizona Cardinals
  22. Washington Redskins
  23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  24. Seattle Seahawks
  25. St. Louis Rams
  26. Miami Dolphins
  27. New York Giants
  28. Detroit Lions
  29. Chicago Bears
  30. Atlanta Falcons
  31. Houston Texans
  32. New York Jets

The ratings obviously don't take into consideration team performance. Perennial contenders including the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles find themselves low on the list, while teams like the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns are surprisingly closer to the top.


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