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NFL Attendance Up 1% Through Week 9; Vikings Benefit From London Game

The NFL is seeing a small uptick in attendance through Week 9, helped by increased attendance for teams that played home games in London this season. The Vikings are averaging 68,822 fans per game this season, which included a home game against the Steelers at Wembley Stadium. That game drew 83,500 fans, compared to the team's average of 63,923 at the Metrodome. The Wembley game has helped the Vikings to a league-leading 17% jump in attendance. Excluding the Wembley game, Vikings' attendance is up 9%. Meanwhile, the Packers are seeing an 11% jump at Lambeau Field. The team expanded capacity this season, going from 73,094 last season to 80,750 for '13. The Rams are seeing the sharpest drop among NFC teams to date, with attendance down 11%. The team played a home game at Wembley last season. The chart below lists NFC attendance through Nov. 5. See tomorrow's issue for AFC figures (THE DAILY).

NFC ATTENDANCE THROUGH WEEK 9
TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GAMES ('12)
Cowboys
5
434,553
86,911
108.6%
88,710
-2.0%
3
Redskins
4
326,116
81,529
88.9%
78,410
4.0%
4
Giants
3
241,337
80,446
97.5%
80,301
0.2%
5
Packers
4
312,146
78,037
96.6%
70,521
10.7%
5
Panthers
4
293,448
73,362
99.8%
73,372
0.0%
4
Saints
4
290,928
72,732
107.0%
72,654
0.1%
4
Falcons
4
280,568
70,142
98.5%
70,061
0.1%
4
49ers
4
278,928
69,732
100.0%
69,732
0.0%
4
Eagles
4
276,576
69,144
102.3%
69,144
0.0%
4
Vikings
4
275,287
68,822
99.5%
58,695
17.3%
5
Seahawks
4
272,425
68,106
101.7%
67,987
0.2%
4
Lions
4
254,599
63,650
98.7%
63,143
0.8%
3
Bears
4
249,129
62,282
101.3%
62,280
0.0%
4
Cardinals
4
242,331
60,583
93.2%
60,769
-0.3%
5
Buccaneers
4
227,404
56,851
86.3%
53,783
5.7%
4
Rams
5
276,768
55,354
83.9%
62,038
-10.8%
5
NFC TOTALS
65
4,532,543
69,731
97.7%
68,461
1.9%
67
NFL TOTALS
133
9,159,312
68,867
97.1%
68,029
1.2%
132
               

NOTES: Attendance data based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. Totals include one designated Bills' home game played in Toronto last season. Totals also include a designated Rams' home game played in London in '12, and one game each for the Jaguars and Vikings this season.

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