Week 4 of the 2015 NFL season is in the books, and by now, all football fans should have a pretty good grasp on what their favorite team is (or isn’t) going to accomplish this year.
Costume SuperCenter has decided to bring light to those who participate off the field. It’s time that somebody recognized the Sunday soldiers who wear facepaint instead of pads, and have their jerseys covered in buffalo sauce instead of dirt. Without further adieu, here are the Ultimate Football Fan Power Rankings:
The Lowest of the Low
32. Jacksonville Jaguars | 31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 30. Miami Dolphins | 29. Detroit Lions |
28. Carolina Panthers | 27. Cincinnati Bengals | 26. St. Louis Rams
In this group, you’ll find fans of every Florida team. After all, what’s better than rooting for the Buccaneers, Jaguars and Dolphins? Pretty much anything else that you can do in the Sunshine State. Throw in the Lions who went 0-16 just a few short years ago, and the Rams who might not even call St. Louis home next season, and you’ve got the lowest of the low.
Other sad fans include the Cincinnati Bengals, who haven’t seen their team win a playoff game in 27 years, and the Carolina Panthers whose fans are far more invested in the state’s college basketball happenings.
Room for Improvement
25. Houston Texans | 24. Atlanta Falcons | 23. San Diego Chargers | 22. Minnesota Vikings |
21. Arizona Cardinals
Fans of these teams aren’t the absolute worst, but they’re certainly far from the best. Stadiums in Atlanta, Minnesota, Houston, and San Diego host plenty of empty seats every Sunday, and, while the Cardinals look like they’re on pace to have a successful 2015 campaign, a few more supporters certainly couldn’t hurt.
Okay, Okay – Not Bad
20. Buffalo Bills | 19. Tennessee Titans | 18. Washington Redskins | 17. Indianapolis Colts | 16. New Orleans Saints | 15. New York Jets | 14. Denver Broncos | 13. New York Giants |
12. Baltimore Ravens| 11. San Francisco 49ers
Just a tad behind the best fans in the NFL, this grouping brings a few different teams with rich histories. Obviously, New York sports fans are among the most outspoken in the country, so the Giants and Jets are no-brainers. Recent Super Bowl appearances for the Broncos, Colts, Saints, Ravens and 49ers have undoubtedly aided attendance.
Also on this list, you’ll find the Tennessee Titans, whose rookie sensation quarterback Marcus Mariota is sure to sell more than a few jerseys, and the Washington Redskins. Nobody is really sure how or why people still show up to their games.
The Class of the League
10. Kansas City Chiefs
It’s a Sea of Red every Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. You’ve got to give Chiefs fans credit. While they’ve had brief glimpses of hope thanks to stars like former running back Priest Holmes and the late linebacker Derrick Thomas, the team hasn’t had a playoff win since 1993. It’s been a tough couple of decades, but their fans keep showing up!
9. Philadelphia Eagles
Nine playoff wins since the turn of the millennium, but the Birds just can’t seem to win the big one. No matter, though, because Eagles fans continue to pack Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and keep on finding ways to offend just about everybody else on the planet.
8. Cleveland Browns
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When you think of loyalty in the NFL, you have to think of the Browns. Their fans, the Dawg Pound, show unconditional love week after week by filling the stands for this perennial loser. Somehow, the Browns still have more fans than they’ve had starting quarterbacks.
7. New England Patriots
As easy as it would be to deem Partiots fans front-runners, Boston sports lovers are among the most passionate in the world. Isn’t it crazy to think that there are now high school students who don’t know what a losing season for the Patriots looks like?
6. Oakland Raiders
Halloween falls on every Sunday from September to December if you’re a Raiders fan. Face paint, spikes and crazy hats are only a few of the items you’ll find members of The Black Hole sporting on gameday.
5. Seattle Seahawks
Teams are allowed to keep 11 men on the football field at a time, but the Seahawks always seem to have a 12th. Their fans, who broke a Guinness Book World Record by roaring at an Earth-shattering 137.6 decibels, give the team a clear advantage every time they play a home game.
4. Chicago Bears
DAAA Bears! Wind, specialty pizza and football – That’s what Chicago does best! After all, once you’re made into a parody in a Saturday Night Live skit, how much more successful can you get?
3. Dallas Cowboys
Though the Dallas Cowboys haven’t hoisted a Lombardi trophy in two decades, their fans remain among the league’s best. They’re always sure to tell you just how great Troy Aikman’s arm was, or all about that one time Emmitt Smith rushed for three touchdowns in one half of a game.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Terrible Towel is a household item in Pittsburgh homes, and a staple at all games played at Heinz Field. With six Super Bowl titles, the Steelers are the most successful franchise in NFL history, and their fans always let them know it.
1. Green Bay Packers
What’s the ultimate level of devotion when you’re a fan of a sports team? Owning it. The Packers are the only team in any of North America’s four major sports that’s a community-based corporation, meaning those people in hats that look like cheese who catch the players after a Lambeau Leap… Yeah, they’re your bosses.
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