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The Most and Least Popular NFL Teams 2020

With all due respect to the NBA, MLB, NHL, and other leagues and associations, the NFL is the most famous game in the United States. While the other games are incredibly famous and widely followed, none of them compare to the NFL. Even college football is watched by millions, and than goes up a notch when it comes to the NFL. That is why out of 10, eight of the most-watched events in the history of the United States were Super Bowls.

Whether you are a Dallas Cowboy, a Los Angeles Rams or New York Giants fan, the National Football League is an exciting competition for sports fans worldwide. Supporting an NFL team is not just commonplace in the US, but the sport is growing massively in Europe, where more and more people are donning the colors of their favorite franchise.

But other than sports, football has also made its way into people’s lives. For instance, watching the Super Bowl has become a tradition on Thanksgiving Day for many people.

However, there are a few NFL teams that rank higher in popularity than the others. Let’s take a quick look at the top five most and least famous NFL teams for the 2020 season. 

The Most Popular NFL Teams

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. New England Patriots
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers
  4. Green Bay Packers
  5. Seattle Seahawks

The Cowboys is among the highest valued franchises in the world, which is why it’s no surprise that they are at the top of the list for the 2022 season. They have recently tied QB Dak Prescott down to a long-term deal, and will want to see a return on that investment. It has been a long time since they have even competed for a National Football Conference, but they remain an incredibly popular team.

The most successful team in the NFL – Patriots were an incredible team, which is why they ranked a close second. However, they don’t have Tom Brady anymore, and that can massively lower their popularity ranking by the end of the season. That will tip the scales for the least popular teams as well.

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The Steelers and the Packers have a long history and are powerhouses. No matter what the end results are, their popularity with the fans is somewhat steady. But the Steelers are higher because they have recently had Big Ben on their side. Even though he has now retired, he will go into the Hall of Fame as one of the best ever to do it.

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Although the Seahawks have recently lost their most successful ever quarterback, Russell Wilson, to the Denver Broncos, they take fifth place on the popularity board. There is no other quarterback that continuously does more with less than Wilson, but now he is gone the franchise are in rebuild mode. It is certainly interesting times in the Pacific North West.

Of course, if you are an NFL fan, you may disagree with this list. We are sure if you are a Miami Dolphin or Carolina Panther you are screaming at the screen now that you should be included. Choosing the the most popular NFL team isn’t an exact science, so for those hailing from North Carolina or if you are a Minnesota Viking, we apologize!

The Least Popular

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Tennessee Titans
  4. Cincinnati Bengals 
  5. Buffalo Bills 

The Jaguars are at the end, which is not surprising considering the fact that they already have numerous issues with the stars clashing with the management. 

The place of Tampa Bay Buccaneers needs to be much higher than the next to last in terms of popularity. Since Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski arrived, the Buccaneers have gotten a significant boost. Indeed, Tampa Bay are a former Super Bowl champion, winning the title in Brady’s first year.

The Titans and the Bengals will surely surge up this list over the next couple of years. The Bengals came so close to winning the Super Bowl last year, while the Titans continue to improve with star running back Derrick Henry.

Seeing as the Bills Mafia is an extremely loyal fan base, and their exploits are legendary on game days, seeing Buffalo Bills at the fifth to last place is kind of a shock. However, Joe Allen is a superstar QB, so we can see this changing soon.

List of all NFL Teams

NFC Teams

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Chicago Bears
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • LA Rams (Formerly St Louis Rams)
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • New Orleans Saints
  • New York Giants
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Washington Commanders (Formerly Washington Redskins & Washington Football Team)

AFC Teams

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Denver Broncos
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets (Based in New Jersey)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tennessee Titans

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