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NFL Average Attendance Up Slightly Through Week 12; Raiders Seeing Big Jump At The Gate

NFL teams are averaging 67,568 fans per game through Week 12, up 0.1% compared to the same period last season. The Raiders are seeing the league's biggest jump among all clubs, up 29.7%. The Bengals have the sharpest decline (-20.6%), while the Dolphins are also down double digits (-13.8%), for games at Sun Life Stadium. In Indianapolis, the winless Colts are still averaging over 100% capacity. The Patriots, Ravens, Texans and Titans also have had capacity crowds at each of their respective home games. Listed below is team-by-team AFC attendance through Week 12, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue for NFC figures (THE DAILY).
AFC ATTENDANCE THROUGH WEEK TWELVE
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('10)
Jets
6
473,712
78,952
95.7%
78,467
0.6%
6
Broncos
5
373,570
74,714
98.1%
75,236
-0.7%
6
Chiefs
6
431,763
71,961
94.2%
68,292
5.4%
5
Texans
5
357,372
71,474
100.6%
71,035
0.6%
6
Ravens
6
427,522
71,254
100.3%
71,176
0.1%
5
Titans
6
414,858
69,143
100.0%
69,143
0.0%
5
Patriots
5
343,780
68,756
100.0%
68,756
0.0%
5
Browns
6
394,960
65,827
89.8%
65,934
-0.2%
6
Bills*
5
327,880
65,576
94.7%
62,328
5.2%
6
Chargers
6
393,407
65,568
91.7%
64,292
2.0%
5
Colts
6
390,197
65,033
103.2%
66,799
-2.6%
5
Steelers
5
319,747
63,949
98.3%
64,570
-1.0%
5
Jaguars
5
310,869
62,174
92.5%
63,037
-1.4%
6
Raiders
6
356,148
59,358
94.0%
45,773
29.7%
6
Dolphins
5
296,230
59,246
78.8%
68,755
-13.8%
5
Bengals
5
248,095
49,619
75.7%
62,484
-20.6%
5
AFC TOTALS
88
5,860,110
66,592
94.4%
66,577
0.0%
87
NFL TOTALS
176
11,892,012
67,568
86.2%
67,525
0.1%
176

NOTES: Attendance data based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = Includes designated Bills home game against the Redskins played in Toronto in October.
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