Browns and Bengals among NFL’s least popular teams

The Cleveland Browns are one of the most storied NFL franchises and they have one of the most loyal fanbases in pro sports.

After struggling through the 90’s and 2000’s, the Cincinnati Bengals have recently grown into a dominant force in the AFC and have given Who Dey Nation something to cheer about.

Still, a recent fan poll has the two Ohio teams ranked among the least popular teams in the NFL…

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The Dallas Cowboys remain the most popular NFL team among U.S. football fans, followed by the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos, according to results from the most recent Harris Poll.

The poll was conducted online among 2,577 U.S. adults from Sept. 18-24.

The Bengals were ranked 24th and the Browns 25th in popularity, leaving only the Buccaneers, Panthers, Bills, Chiefs, Rams, Titans and Jaguars below them.

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It could be worse… They could be Jacksonville, who ranked last for the fourth consecutive survey.

The Cowboys have now topped the list each year since 2007. The Packers jumped one spot to No. 2 while the Broncos, no doubt helped by the addition of QB Peyton Manning, jumped 14 spots to No. 3. The Giants and Patriots round out the top five.

Also seeing a big jump were the Seahawks, who moved from No. 27 to No. 12. The Colts dropped 13 places to No. 19.