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Harris Poll: Cowboys Regain Spot As Favorite NFL Team

The Cowboys regained the position of favorite NFL team among adults who follow pro football, according to the latest Harris Poll. The Cowboys rose one spot from '06, and have now been in at least the top four since the survey began in '98. The Chargers saw the biggest jump from last season, up 13 spots. Despite the addition of QB Vince Young in '06, the Titans saw the biggest drop, down 11 spots. The following are the favorite NFL teams from a nationwide survey conducted between September 11-18 among 2,392 adults, of whom 1,182 follow pro football. Each respondent gave their two favorite NFL teams (Harris Poll).

 
-------------------- RANK --------------------
TEAM
'07
'06
'05
'04
'03
Cowboys
1
2
2
2
1
Colts
2
3
9
11
23
Steelers
3
1
3t
15t
10
Packers
4
4
1
1
1
Bears
5
6
8
6t
8
Patriots
6
5
3t
3
19
Giants
7
9
13
4
11t
Eagles
8
7
5
5
20
49ers
9
8
6
8
5
Chargers
10
23t
27
31
26
Raiders
11
10
7
12
3
Redskins
12
16
14
10
6
Browns
13
19
15
24t
15
Dolphins
14t
13t
18t
13
9
Panthers
14t
13t
16t
18
24
Broncos
16
11
10
9
17
Jets
17
22
11t
6t
16
Bengals
18
23t
30
24t
28
Vikings
19t
21
16t
15t
7
Seahawks
19t
12
24
14
21t
Saints
21t
31
29
30
29
Buccaneers
21t
17t
11t
17
4
Rams
23t
26
21t
20
11t
Chiefs
23t
20
21t
21t
13
Lions
25
17t
18t
26
30
Titans
26t
15
25t
23
14
Ravens
26t
30
28
29
25
Falcons
28
23t
18t
21t
27
Cardinals
29
29
31
32
32
Bills
30
27
23
27
18
Texans
31
28
25t
19
21t
Jaguars
32
32
32
28
31

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