Kansas Among States With Most NFL Obsessed Fans In U.S.

Kansas Among States With Most NFL Obsessed Fans In U.S.
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As the NFL readies its first ever draft in Kansas City and the Chiefs Super Bowl odds are still sky-high, now seems like the perfect time to assess where fans of league teams stand in the heart of football’s offseason.

When it comes to that period, only the true diehard fans of teams are keeping up with every move their franchise makes for the next season. So what fanbases are the most obsessed with their team?

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BetKansas.com, which features the best coverage of sports betting in Kansas, utilized Statista’s 2022 “Attitudes Of NFL Teams” survey of NFL fans with 1,239 respondents to find who currently are the most obsessed fans in the NFL. To do so, we noted the NFL fanbases who responded the most positively to the following statements:

  • Statement 1: I do not want to imagine my life without my NFL team.
  • Statement 2: My NFL team is part of my day-to-day life.
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NFL’s Most Obsessed Fans

Rank Team Statement 1 Statement 2 Average Positive Response
1Chicago Bears30%32%31%
2Buffalo Bills29%31%30%
3Baltimore Ravens30%29%29.5%
4Dallas Cowboys28%28%28%
5Carolina Panthers29%23%26%
6Cincinnati Bengals26%25%25.5%
7Green Bay Packers26%24%25%
8Arizona Cardinals23%26%24.5%
9N.Y. Giants24%24%24%
T10San Francisco 49ers23%24%23.5%
T10Kansas City Chiefs24%23%23.5%
T10Denver Broncos24%23%23.5%
Note — Survey is a sample size of individuals who claimed to be a fan of a NFL team.
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Chiefs Fans Among Most Obsessed In NFL

It seems safe to say fans of the Chiefs share a year-round devotion to the franchise, based on their responses to the questions asked in the survey.

Kansas City fans wound up in a tie for 10th, alongside the 49ers and Broncos, with 24% of respondents saying they didn’t want to imagine their lives without the Chiefs, while 23% said the Chiefs made up part of their daily lives. League-wide, Chiefs fans finished behind the Giants, whose fans had an average positive response of 24%.

It’s no surprise Kansas City ranks within the Top 10, as the Chiefs playoff chances show them as favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champs.

Bears fans had the highest overall percentages, while the Bills finished second. The only other AFC West team to make the top-10 in the league was the Broncos.

The league’s “second season” continues Thursday as the NFL Draft comes to Union Station in Kansas City. And fans visiting for the festivities figure to sneak across the border to take advantage of Kansas sports betting promos

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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