Special Report

The Least and Most Popular NFL Teams

12. Baltimore Ravens
> 2016 pct. stadium filled: 100.1% capacity
> 2016 avg. home attendance: 71,102
> 5-year record: 41W/39L/0T
> Home stadium: M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
> 2017 avg. ticket price: $198

From 2008 through 2012, the Ravens won at least one playoff round, culminating in winning Super Bowl XLVII. Since then, the team has only returned to the postseason once, but still managed to keep M&T Bank Stadium packed during the regular season.

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11. New Orleans Saints
> 2016 pct. stadium filled: 100.2% capacity
> 2016 avg. home attendance: 73,109
> 5-year record: 39W/41L/0T
> Home stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
> 2017 avg. ticket price: $199

Though the Saints have gone 7-9 in each of the last three seasons, the team boasts Drew Brees, one of the league’s preeminent quarterbacks. Brees led the franchise to its first and only Super Bowl victory following the 2009 season.

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10. Miami Dolphins
> 2016 pct. stadium filled: 100.3% capacity
> 2016 avg. home attendance: 65,512
> 5-year record: 39W/41L/0T
> Home stadium: Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
> 2017 avg. ticket price: $253

While the Dolphins have been less than successful in recent years — the franchise has made it to the postseason just twice since 2001 — they still ranked among the top 10 in home attendance in 2016. Miami is the eighth largest U.S. metropolitan area.

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9. Denver Broncos
> 2016 pct. stadium filled: 100.9% capacity
> 2016 avg. home attendance: 76,774
> 5-year record: 59W/21L/0T
> Home stadium: Sports Authority Field at Mile High – Denver, CO
> 2017 avg. ticket price: $498

Winning tends to drive fans to games, and going into last season, Denver was coming off a triumphant Super Bowl win with now-retired Peyton Manning at the helm.

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8. Houston Texans
> 2016 pct. stadium filled: 101.1% capacity
> 2016 avg. home attendance: 71,868
> 5-year record: 41W/39L/0T
> Home stadium: NRG Stadium – Houston, TX
> 2017 avg. ticket price: $253

Though the Houston Texans are a relatively new team with no Super Bowl appearances, the franchise benefits from one of the largest home markets of any team in the league.

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