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NFL Attendance Flat For Regular Season; Rams, Redskins, Cowboys See Jump At Gate

NFL regular-season attendance was relatively flat compared to the '11 season. Three teams from the NFC East led all clubs in attendance. The Cowboys topped all teams with an average of 88,531 fans per game, packing their Arlington stadium to 110.7% capacity. The Cowboys were one of five NFC teams to achieve 100% or higher capacity for home games. Attendance at Edward Jones Dome for Rams' home games saw the biggest jump among NFC teams (+6.6%). The Buccaneers had the lowest attendance in the NFC, while also seeing the sharpest decline (-6.9%). Below is team-by-team attendance for the NFC during the '12 regular season, with comparisons to last year. See tomorrow's issue for AFC team figures (THE DAILY).

'12 NFC REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('11)
Cowboys
8
708,249
88,531
110.7%
85,512
3.5%
8
Giants
8
643,964
80,496
97.6%
79,475
1.3%
8
Redskins
8
637,236
79,655
86.9%
76,921
3.6%
8
Panthers
8
586,347
73,293
99.3%
72,293
1.4%
8
Saints
8
583,107
72,888
99.6%
73,042
-0.2%
8
Packers
8
564,062
70,508
96.5%
70,512
0.0%
8
Falcons
8
560,773
70,097
98.4%
68,987
1.6%
8
49ers
8
557,856
69,732
100.0%
69,732
0.0%
8
Eagles
8
553,152
69,144
102.3%
69,144
0.0%
8
Seahawks
8
543,570
67,946
101.4%
66,414
2.3%
8
Lions
8
510,158
63,770
98.9%
63,743
0.0%
8
Bears
8
498,633
62,329
101.3%
62,146
0.3%
8
Cardinals
8
487,125
60,891
96.0%
61,182
-0.5%
8
Vikings
8
485,802
60,725
94.7%
62,816
-3.3%
8
Rams
8
480,929
60,116
88.0%
56,394
6.6%
8
Buccaneers
8
440,819
55,102
83.6%
59,160
-6.9%
8
NFC TOTALS
128
8,841,782
69,076
97.2%
68,592
0.7%
128
NFL TOTALS
256
17,303,347
67,591
95.4%
67,394
0.3%
256
               

NOTES: Attendance data based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. 

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