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Cowboys Rank As Favorite NFL Team For Fifth Straight Year; Jags Again Rank At Bottom

The Cowboys rank as the NFL's most popular team for the fifth year in a row, according to data from Harris Poll's annual survey. The Steelers, who were the last team to take the top spot in '06, moved up from No. 4 last year to the No. 2 spot in this year's poll. The Packers, Patriots and Bears round out the top five. The Lions saw the biggest year-over-year increase, moving up 11 places to No. 19, while the Raiders saw the sharpest drop, down eight places to No. 25. For the third year in a row, the Jaguars rank at the bottom of the list. This year's poll surveyed 2,462 U.S. adults online from Sept. 12-19 (Harris Poll).

HARRIS POLL: FAVORITE NFL TEAMS
TEAM
'11
'10
'09
'08
'07
'06
'05
'04
'03
Cowboys
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1t
Steelers
2
4
2
4
3
1
3t
15t
10
Packers
3
3
6
5
4
4
1
1
1t
Patriots
4
6
5
2
6
5
3t
3
19
Bears
5
9
3
6
5
6
8
6t
8
Colts
6
2
4
3
2
3
9
11
23
Giants
7
7
8
7
7
9
13
4
11t
Redskins
8
15
17t
9t
12
16
14
10
6
Vikings
9t
8
10
12
19t
21
16t
15t
7
Jets
9t
16
20
9t
17
22
11t
6t
16
Saints
11
5
24
17
21t
31
29
30
29
Eagles
12
13
7
8
8
7
5
5
20
Dolphins
13
21t
17t
16
14t
13t
18t
13
9
Ravens
14
19
26
28
26t
30
28
29
25
Falcons
15
10
13
27
28
23t
18t
21t
27
49ers
16
12
11
11
9
8
6
8
5
Cardinals
17t
11
16
24
29
29
31
32
32
Broncos
17t
14
12
15
16
11
10
9
17
Lions
19
30
31
29
25
17t
18t
26
30
Panthers
20
23
25
19
14t
13t
16t
18
24
Titans
21
21t
9
25
26t
15
25t
23
14
Browns
22
26
22
22t
13
19
15
24t
15
Texans
23
17t
23
26
31
28
25t
19
21t
Chargers
24
20
14t
18
10
23t
27
31
26
Raiders
25
17t
21
13
11
10
7
12
3
Rams
26
24
30
30t
23t
26
21t
20
11t
Seahawks
27
31
14t
14
19t
12
24
14
21t
Buccaneers
28t
27t
19
21
21t
17t
11t
17
4
Bills
28t
29
27t
20
30
27
23
27
18
Chiefs
30
25
27t
22t
23t
20
21t
21t
13
Bengals
31
27t
29
32
18
23t
30
24t
28
Jaguars
32
32
32
30t
32
32
32
28
31

 

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