Fandom 250 preview: Here are the 16 best NFL fandoms in the world

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 07: Seattle Seahawks fans cheer after Paul Richardson
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 07: Seattle Seahawks fans cheer after Paul Richardson /

FanSided is ranking the top 250 fandoms in the world, and the NFL is very well represented.

It was once said that the hole in the roof of Cowboys Stadium exists so that God could watch over his favorite team. Football is religion, and the fandoms of each team are individual congregations that gather on Sundays to worship together.

Every team in the NFL has fans, but some have a fan base dedicated beyond comprehension. Some fan bases take things to a whole new level, whether it’s Bills Mafia tailgates to barechested Cheeseheads treating subzero temperatures like a vacation in the Bahamas. Football fans are nuts, and the nuttiest of the bunch set an example to follow.

The Fandom 250 ranks the best fandoms throughout the world and across all forms of entertainment. NFL fandoms made the cut, but there wasn’t room for everyone. This is a ranking of everything, and while not every NFL fan base is represented, those that are will be going toe-to-toe with some of the biggest fandoms on the planet.

Only 16 NFL fan bases made the cut for the Fandom 250, but even the casual fan can agree the sport is well represented.

  • Bears
  • Bills
  • Broncos
  • Browns
  • Chiefs
  • Cowboys
  • Eagles
  • Falcons
  • Giants
  • Packers
  • Patriots
  • Raiders
  • Redskins
  • Saints
  • Seahawks
  • Steelers

The final rankings will be revealed on December 12th, so be sure to check back then to see where your fandom ranks.

Fan Vote

As we put together our rankings, we want to hear from you. Who do you think has the best fans in this category? Let us hear from you on social media. Use the #Fandom250 hashtag, submit your photos and videos on Twitter and Instagram and @FanSided and tell us why your fanbase is the best.

Also, take part in our Reader Vote and let our editors know why your fan base is the best!

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What is the FanSided Fandom 250?

The Fandom 250 is the ultimate ranking of fandoms. From sports teams and movie franchises to Instagram celebrities and brands, if something has an avid, sometimes rabid, fanbase, FanSided wants to honor those fans and — in the spirit of healthy competition — rank ‘em.

The Fandom 250 is divided into 16 categories: NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, Soccer, NCAA, Sports Figures, Celebrities, Music, Movies, TV Shows, Comics, Gaming, Brands, Internet Famous and Other. All 250 qualifying fandoms will be ranked both in their categories and against the field, so fans can see how the object of their devotion stacks up against its peers and in the fan landscape at large.

Qualifying fandoms will be announced by category every Tuesday through early December, with the official ranking — and the big reveal of No. 1 fandom — announced on Dec. 12.