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2012 Fan Favorites: Teams

Rank Team Pct. 1 Cowboys 8.8 2 Packers 7.2 3 Giants 7.1 4 Steelers 7.1 5 Patriots 6.8 6 Bears 4.2 7 Saints 4.1 8 49ers 4.0 9 Eagles 3.9 10 Broncos 3.8 11 Colts 2.8 12 Raiders 2.5 13 Redskins 2.4 14 Vikings 2.2 15 Lions 2.2 16 Dolphins 1.9 17 Chiefs 1.6 18 Seahawks 1.6 19 Jets 1.5 20 Chargers 1.5 21 Browns 1.4 22 Bills 1.4 23 Ravens 1.3 24 Texans 1.2 25 Buccaneers 1.2 26 Falcons 1.2 27 Titans 1.1 28 Panthers 1.0 29 Cardinals 0.8 30 Bengals 0.8 31 Rams 0.7 32 Jaguars 0.4

Where each NFL team ranks in popularity

May, 26, 2012

May 26

3:15

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By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

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Hard to believe the Bills are so high....ahead of Texas and Baltimore. Vegas doesn't share that assessment when setting NFL lines.

What does Vegas have to do with popularity? Since when do you have to be a fan of a team to bet on them?

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Vegas has to do with betting. Lines will be adjusted to compensate for popular teams who tend to attract a lot of money, or unpopular teams, who need lines reduced to create a 50/50 betting proposition.

The Bills have come around in the last couple of years. Their popularity is on the rise. Getting Mario Williams didnt hurt.

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I like them as a sleeper team, but they aren't yet the type of franchise that will attract a lot of wagering interest.

True, but that doesnt take their popularity down. Im sure there are tons of Browns fans out there. Doesnt mean theyd bet on their team to win the Super Bowl.

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True, but that doesnt take their popularity down. Im sure there are tons of Browns fans out there. Doesnt mean theyd bet on their team to win the Super Bowl.

Browns are different. They do draw weekly wagering. With teams like the Bills, Vegas will have to sweeten the line on them a bit to draw 50/50 betting. With the Cowboys, it's the opposite. They juice the line in favor of Dallas' opponent.

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