PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Two Emory University professors recently conducted a study to determine which NFL team, “has the most avid, engaged, passionate and supportive fans,” and the Pittsburgh Steelers did not fare particularly well.

The duo focused on fan engagement not only when a team is winning, but during tough times, as well.

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Fifteen years of information including, but not limited to, market populations and median incomes, were scanned by the professors, in addition to teams’ year-by-year performance, ticket prices, and multiple other factors.

The study is detailed in a full academic report.

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Here are the 2015 Fan Equity Ratings as they rank:

1. Dallas Cowboys
2. New England Patriots
3. New York Giants
4. Baltimore Ravens
5. New York Jets
6. Chicago Bears
7. Green Bay Packers
8. New Orleans Saints
9. Indianapolis Colts
10. San Francisco 49ers
11. Philadelphia Eagles
12. Houston Texans
13. Denver Broncos
14. Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Washington Redskins
16. Tennessee Titans
17. San Diego Chargers
18. Minnesota Vikings
19. Arizona Cardinals
20. Atlanta Falcons
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
22. Carolina Panthers
23. St. Louis Rams
24. Cincinnati Bengals
25. Detroit Lions
26. Seattle Seahawks
27. Kansas City Chiefs
28. Buffalo Bills
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
30. Oakland Raiders
31. Cleveland Browns
32. Miami Dolphins

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