As we get ready for another football season the fine folks at Betway analyzed social media data to determine which teams are the most loved in the league. Turns out, The Birds are one of them, breaking the top ten.

Betway used the Linkfluence social listening tool that crawls data on mentions across the internet from the past 12 months and then ranked the teams based on who’s most positively talked about online.

The most loved NFL team is the Chicago Bears. The team that was established in 1919, takes the crown as the most loved in the league having a massive 19.70% likeability score over the last 12 months. The Baltimore Ravens came in a close second with a score of 18.20% followed closely behind by the Packers with a 16.4% likeability score. The Patriots and the Saints who both have a massive social media following, came in as the 3rd and 4th most loved NFL teams, with over 16% likeability score. The Dallas Cowboys are named the most followed team having nearly 18 million followers.

The table below ranks the NFL teams based on popularity:

Rank Team % likeability Total following*
1 Chicago Bears 19.70% 7,852,590
2 Baltimore Ravens 18.20% 6,652,833
3 Green Bay Packers 16.40% 10,567,548
4 New England Patriots 16.30% 16,858,395
5 New Orleans Saints 16.20% 8,061,400
6 New York Giants 16.10% 8,627,742
7 New York Jets 16.10% 4,287,425
8 Miami Dolphins 13.90% 5,311,064
9 Philadelphia Eagles 13.90% 10,251,535
10 San Francisco 49ers 13.80% 9,411,393
11 Denver Broncos 13.40% 8,467,020
12 Las Vegas Raiders 13.30% 7,216,811
13 Cincinnati Bengals 12.80% 4,678,884
14 Kansas City Chiefs 12.10% 8,245,252
15 Dallas Cowboys 11.70% 17,918,484
16 Seattle Seahawks 11.70% 9,901,326
17 Pittsburgh Steelers 11.30% 8,375,042
18 Houston Texans 11.10% 5,440,136
19 Detroit Lions 10.70% 5,440,136
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10.70% 4,666,730
21 Atlanta Falcons 10.50% 6,402,550
22 Cleveland Browns 10.30% 4,955,146
23 Indianapolis Colts 9.99% 4,889,445
24 Los Angeles Rams 9.42% 4,821,000
25 Los Angeles Chargers 9.41% 4,185,890
26 Tennessee Titans 9.37% 3,521,400
27 Buffalo Bills 8.92% 4,194,035
28 Washington Commanders 7.85% 4,194,035
29 Jacksonville Jaguars 7.16% 2,371,136
30 Minnesota Vikings 6.80% 2,371,136
31 Arizona Cardinals 6.76% 4,178,478
32 Carolina Panthers 6.63% 7,868,928

*follower count from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok

The Philadelphia Eagles rank 9th with almost 14% likeability and have a total following of over 10 million.