Study ranks Patriots fans as 2nd best in the NFL

The New England Patriots have the second best fanbase in the NFL, according to a study conducted by Emory Sports Marketing Analytics.

Only Dallas Cowboys fans ranked ahead of the Patriots.

Jeremy Bergman of reports the study hinges on market outcomes, such as attendance, ticket prices and revenues. This means that the study leaned heavily on the amount of money spent on a team.

A few things that surprised me about this study were that I would have thought the Packers and Steelers would be much higher than they are. The same can be said for the Eagles and, while this could be a bit of a stretch, the Broncos.

You can read the full study here, but here are the rankings in order:

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

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