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NFL FAN SUPPORT: RANKING THE TEAMS OVER THE LAST DECADE

     Business First, a Buffalo-based business journal, released
the results of a study that gauged NFL Fan Support for the last
ten years.  "Support Factors" (avg. attendance, percent capacity,
low attendance fluctuation) accounted for 60% of a team's score;
"Difficulty Factors" (low winning percentage, a large number of
seats per 100,000 population, high ticket cost per $10,000,
chilly December temperature) accounted for 40%.  Denver's score
is the benchmark for other teams.  ATTEND FLUX = Difference
between best/worst annual attendance totals.  WIN % = Winning
pct. '86-95.  SEATS/100K = Seats per every 100,000 metro
residents.  $/INC. = Ratio of '94 average ticket price to every
$10K of local per capita income.  DEC. TEMP = The 30-year average
high temperature for December.  '95 rank in parentheses.
                     AVG.         ATTEND WIN  SEATS/         DEC.
RANK    TEAM SCORE  ATTEND  %CAP   FLUX   %   100K   $/INC.  TEMP
 1 (1)  DEN  100.0  72,059  94.6   6.2% .563  3,483  $14.09  46.2
 2 (2)  CLE   99.0  71,486  90.0  16.8% .506  2,708  $15.10  36.4
 3 (4)  GB    98.8  54,376  94.4  15.3% .450 28,728  $12.66  28.6
 4 (6)  BUF   98.4  73,348  91.4  16.4% .616  6,730  $16.72  33.6
 5 (5)  PHL   90.7  62,174  94.8  10.5% .563  1,078  $16.62  43.2
 6 (3)  NYG   89.2  70,386  91.5  11.2% .591    390  $12.66  41.4
 7 (7)  CHI   81.2  59,994  89.9   6.0% .597    785  $14.47  35.3
 8 (13) CIN   78.0  51,823  86.4  25.4% .403  3,188  $15.42  41.8
 9 (11) DAL   77.7  58,903  91.2  24.1% .535  1,491  $16.85  58.7
10 (10) WAS   77.3  52,544  94.1   8.4% .541    800  $13.75  45.2
11 (9)  NO    76.5  62,717  90.7  27.0% .572  5,276  $17.04  70.0
12 (8)  IND   75.7  54,099  89.9  16.3% .421  4,123  $12.80  70.0
13 (15) PIT   72.7  52,853  89.4  16.9% .547  2,481  $14.07  37.3
14 (18) KC    71.8  65,028  83.3  37.9% .572  4,739  $14.43  40.4
15 (19) NYJ   69.6  59,042  76.8  19.2% .399    390  $ 8.89  41.4
16 (12) SF    69.2  61,666  94.2   8.8% .752  1,066  $14.56  56.5
17 (16) MIA   68.9  62,563  84.4  19.1% .560  2,142  $15.43  76.6
18 (20) SD    68.8  51,769  85.3  27.6% .459  2,310  $18.12  66.1
19 (17) MIN   68.0  56,178  89.4  13.5% .566  2,343  $14.06  70.0
20 (14) SEA   65.7  56,234  86.0  26.3% .459  2,046  $11.73  70.0
21 (21) NE    62.8  48,716  79.9  35.4% .396  1,052  $13.76  39.3
22 (24) TB    53.0  49,305  66.4  32.3% .302  3,445  $14.86  72.0
23 (22) HOU   49.7  49,166  85.2  40.2% .528  1,462  $14.22  70.0
24 (26) ARZ   47.9  47,839  65.8  39.4% .344  2,973  $16.10  66.4
25 (27) ATL   47.5  48,294  74.9  47.9% .387  2,149  $14.21  70.0
26 (25) DET   45.7  56,910  70.8  47.5% .453  1,529  $12.63  70.0
     NOTE:  Arizona's statistics are since the move in '88.
Carolina, J'ville, Oakland and St. Louis are not included.
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