The Most Popular NFL Teams: Ranking the League's Fan Favorites

Choose the teams you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 8, 2024 06:16
Welcome to StrawPoll's ultimate NFL showdown! Are you ready to help us crown the most popular NFL team? With fierce rivalries, unwavering loyalty, and unparalleled passion, football fans across the nation have their favorites, but we're on a mission to find the true fan-favorite team. So, whether you're a diehard Cheesehead or bleed Patriots blue, we invite you to cast your vote and make your voice heard. Not seeing your beloved team in the rankings? Don't worry! You can suggest a missing option and rally your fellow fans to get them on the scoreboard. So, gear up, join the huddle, and let's tackle this ranking to find out which team truly reigns supreme in the hearts of NFL enthusiasts. It's time to get your game face on and vote for your favorite NFL team now!

What Are the Most Popular NFL Teams?

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    Dallas Cowboys

    Clint Murchison Jr.
    Known as "America's Team," the Cowboys have a massive following and are one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world.
    The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in Dallas, Texas. They are one of the most popular and prestigious teams in the National Football League (NFL).
    • Year of establishment: 1960
    • Home stadium: AT&T Stadium
    • Head coach: Mike McCarthy
    • Team colors: Navy blue, silver, and white
    • Super Bowl championships: 5
    Dallas Cowboys in other rankings
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    New England Patriots

    William H. Sullivan Jr.
    With 6 Super Bowl wins in the past two decades, the Patriots have become a dynasty and have a large national following.
    The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston area. They are a member of the National Football League's (NFL) American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team was founded in 1959 as the Boston Patriots and changed its name to the New England Patriots in 1971.
    • Team Location: Greater Boston area
    • Conference: AFC
    • Division: AFC East
    • Founded: 1959
    • Team Name (Original): Boston Patriots
    New England Patriots in other rankings
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    The Packers have a storied history and a loyal fanbase, known for their "cheesehead" hats and tradition of playing in cold weather.
    Green Bay Packers in other rankings
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    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Arthur J. Rooney
    The Steelers have won 6 Super Bowls and have a passionate fanbase known as the "Terrible Towel" waving supporters.
    The Pittsburgh Steelers is a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are one of the most successful franchises in NFL history, known for their strong fan base, iconic black and gold uniforms, and a history of winning championships.
    • Founding Year: 1933
    • Home Stadium: Heinz Field
    • Head Coach: Mike Tomlin
    • Team Owner: Art Rooney II
    • Super Bowl Championships: 6
    Pittsburgh Steelers in other rankings
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    New York Giants

    Tim Mara
    The Giants are the most valuable NFL franchise in the world and have a large following in the New York metropolitan area.
    The New York Giants are a professional football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They are a member of the National Football League (NFL) and play in the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team was established in 1925 and is one of the oldest and most successful franchises in the NFL.
    • Team Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
    • Established: 1925
    • Division: National Football Conference (NFC) East
    • Stadium: MetLife Stadium
    • Head Coach: Joe Judge
    New York Giants in other rankings
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    Chicago Bears
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    Chicago Bears

    A. E. Staley
    The Bears have a historic rivalry with the Packers and have a passionate fanbase known for their "Bear Down" cheer.
    The Chicago Bears is a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are a member of the National Football League (NFL) and play their home games at Soldier Field. The team was established in 1919 and has a long-standing football tradition.
    • Team Name: Chicago Bears
    • Founded: 1919
    • City: Chicago, Illinois
    • Conference: NFC
    • Division: North
    Chicago Bears in other rankings
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    San Francisco 49ers

    Anthony J. Morabito
    The 49ers have won 5 Super Bowls and have a large following in the Bay Area.
    The San Francisco 49ers is a professional American football team based in San Francisco, California. They are part of the National Football League (NFL) and compete in the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. The team's official colors are scarlet red, gold, and white, and their logo features the iconic image of a bold 49ers helmet.
    • Established: 1946
    • Home Stadium: Levi's Stadium
    • Head Coach: Kyle Shanahan
    • General Manager: John Lynch
    • Super Bowl Championships: 5
    San Francisco 49ers in other rankings
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    Denver Broncos

    Bob Howsam
    The Broncos have a passionate fanbase known as the "Broncos Country" and have won 3 Super Bowls.
    The Denver Broncos are a professional football team based in Denver, Colorado. They are a member of the West Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
    • Established: 1960
    • Team Colors: Orange, Navy Blue, and White
    • Home Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High
    • Super Bowl Wins: 3 (Super Bowls XXXII, XXXIII, and 50)
    • Conference Championships: 8
    Denver Broncos in other rankings
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    The Seahawks have a strong following in the Pacific Northwest and won their first Super Bowl in 2014.
    The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle, Washington. They are a member of the National Football League (NFL) and play in the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division.
    • Founding Year: 1974
    • Team Colors: College Navy, Action Green, Wolf Grey
    • Home Stadium: Lumen Field
    • Super Bowl Championships: 1 (2013 season)
    • Conference Championships: 3 (2005, 2013, 2014 seasons)
    Seattle Seahawks in other rankings
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    Philadelphia Eagles

    Bert Bell and Lud Wray
    The Eagles have a passionate fanbase known as the "Eagles Nation" and won their first Super Bowl in 2018.
    The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are a member of the National Football League (NFL) and compete in the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team was established in 1933 and is one of the oldest franchises in the NFL.
    • Team Name: Philadelphia Eagles
    • Established: 1933
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Conference: National Football Conference (NFC)
    • Division: NFC East
    Philadelphia Eagles in other rankings

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Ranking factors for popular teams

  1. Fan base size
    The number of fans who actively support and follow a team, both locally and globally. This can be measured through social media followings, official fan clubs, and fan engagement.
  2. Attendance
    Average attendance at home games, as well as the percentage of stadium capacity filled during games, play a significant role in determining a team's popularity.
  3. TV ratings
    The viewership numbers for a team's games, particularly nationally-televised contests, can indicate its popularity among general NFL fans.
  4. Merchandise sales
    The sales of team-related merchandise, such as jerseys, hats, and other apparel, can showcase a team's popularity.
  5. Historical success
    The team's success in terms of championships, playoff appearances, and overall win-loss record can contribute to its popularity.
  6. Iconic players and personalities
    A team's popularity can be boosted by the presence of star players or notable personalities, both past and present, who are associated with the team.
  7. Rivalries
    Intense rivalries with other NFL teams can drive fan interest and enhance a team's popularity.
  8. Market size
    The size and demographic makeup of a team's home market can play a role in its popularity. Major metropolitan areas or regions with large fan bases can help propel a team's popularity.
  9. Community engagement
    Teams with strong community outreach and engagement initiatives can help build and maintain a strong fan base, contributing to their popularity.
  10. Media coverage
    The amount and tone of media coverage a team receives, both locally and nationally, can influence its popularity among fans.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most popular NFL teams. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or team is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

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A participant may cast an up or down vote for each team once every 24 hours. The rank of each team is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

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More information on most popular nfl teams

When it comes to American football, the NFL (National Football League) is undoubtedly the most popular league in the world. With 32 teams spread across the United States, the league boasts a massive fan following. In fact, the NFL is considered a cultural phenomenon in the US, with fans eagerly rooting for their favorite teams every season. From the New England Patriots to the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL has some of the most popular teams in the world, each with its own unique history and fan base. So, which team is the most popular? Let's take a closer look at the data and find out.

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