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  • NFL Attendance Flat Through Week 12; Jaguars Seeing Big Increase

    NFL teams are averaging 67,502 fans per game through Week 12, flat compared to the same period a year ago. The Jets, who this season moved into New Meadowlands Stadium, lead all AFC clubs with 78,467 fans per game, up slightly from '09 at Giants Stadium. The Jaguars are seeing the league's biggest jump in attendance, up 36.5% to date at EverBank Field. In Oakland, the Raiders are seeing a slight attendance gain despite filling their stadium to a league-low 72.5% of capacity. The Bills are seeing the sharpest drop among AFC clubs, down 11.2% to date, while the Browns and Chargers are also seeing noticeable drops at the gate. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the AFC through Week 12, with comparisons to the same period last season. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for NFC figures (THE DAILY).

    AFC ATTENDANCE THROUGH WEEK 12
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('09)
    Jets*
    6
    470,801
    78,467
    95.1%
    76,741
    2.2%
    6
    Broncos
    6
    451,418
    75,236
    98.8%
    75,450
    -0.3%
    6
    Ravens
    5
    355,879
    71,176
    100.2%
    71,163
    0.0%
    6
    Texans
    6
    426,207
    71,035
    100.0%
    70,576
    0.6%
    6
    Titans
    5
    345,715
    69,143
    100.0%
    69,143
    0.0%
    5
    Patriots
    5
    343,780
    68,756
    100.0%
    68,756
    0.0%
    6
    Dolphins
    5
    343,775
    68,755
    91.4%
    66,858
    2.8%
    5
    Chiefs
    5
    341,462
    68,292
    89.4%
    69,844
    -2.2%
    5
    Colts
    5
    333,996
    66,799
    106.0%
    66,321
    0.7%
    5
    Browns
    6
    395,602
    65,934
    90.0%
    69,806
    -5.5%
    4
    Steelers
    5
    322,852
    64,570
    99.3%
    64,908
    -0.5%
    5
    Chargers
    5
    321,458
    64,292
    91.8%
    67,317
    -4.5%
    6
    Jaguars
    6
    378,222
    63,037
    93.7%
    46,185
    36.5%
    5
    Bengals
    5
    312,418
    62,484
    95.4%
    64,192
    -2.7%
    6
    Bills
    6
    373,970
    62,328
    88.2%
    70,210
    -11.2%
    5
    Raiders
    6
    274,635
    45,773
    72.5%
    45,228
    1.2%
    6
    AFC TOTALS
    87
    5,792,190
    66,577
    94.3%
    66,473
    0.2%
    87
    NFL TOTALS
    176
    11,880,398
    67,502
    95.1%
    67,623
    -0.2%
    176

    NOTES: Attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = The Jets are playing in New Meadowlands Stadium this season, having relocated from Giants Stadium after the '09 season.

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