Mile High Stadium was the site of many of John Elway heroics in the '80s. The Broncos now make their home amid the funky architecture of Invesco Field, where they still have one of the NFL's most devoted followings. And they pick up a few bonus points for having cheerleaders in chaps. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
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It's been awhile since the Bears were known as the "Monsters of the Midway" and their fans were the subject of a recurring Saturday Night Live spoof. But Chicago remains home to some of the NFL's most passionate fans, and the Windy City is a special place to spend an autumn football weekend. Try a Notre Dame game on Saturday in South Bend and a drive to the city for a Bears game on Sunday. Paradise. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
True, Eagles fans have a well-deserved reputation for getting a bit unruly at times. But it's hard to match the passion they bring to Eagles games. You have to give it up to a team whose fan club's motto is: "Where the fans are tougher than the players." Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
Two NFL franchises sharing one stadium? It's not ideal, but the Giants and Jets have made it work for 25 years, and they'll continue to coexist in a new, state-of-the-art venue scheduled to open in 2010. The Giants have the richer history and tradition and some recent Super Bowl success, but both teams' fan bases have demonstrated feverish support. The new digs will be a nice reward. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
Texas Stadium and its famous sunroof are now part of Cowboys lore, and Dallas is getting ready to cut the ribbons and open the doors to its shiny new stadium. And, finally, the greater Dallas area will host the Super Bowl in 2011. As much as the Cowboys and their fans have meant to the NFL, that honor is long overdue. Besides, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders are an NFL institution. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
Chiefs fans haven't had much to get excited about lately, but they have a well-established history of being among the loudest and most supportive in the NFL. Arrowhead Stadium can be as intensely loud as some domed stadiums, and the atmosphere there is what earns K.C. a place on this list. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
There is no questioning Clevelanders' love of the game. Jilted by the original Browns when owner Art Modell chose to bolt for Baltimore after the 1995 season, Cleveland quickly regrouped and was awarded an NFL expansion team. As part of the deal struck with the league, Cleveland retained the Browns name and their NFL history. And the Dawg Pound was back in business. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
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The home of the Steel Curtain and the Terrible Towel is also the home of the defending Super Bowl champions, and one of the NFL's most successful franchises. The Steelers' passionate fan base has been spoiled by a team that has played in seven Super Bowls, winning six of them, and has had only four losing seasons since 1990. Hard to rain on that parade. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
The site of the NFL's triumphant 2006 return to New Orleans 13 months after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina has also been the home to nine Super Bowls, and was recently awarded a tenth. The city was selected to host the 2013 showcase game at league meetings in May. The warmth and character (not to mention the bars and restaurants) of New Orleans makes it the consummate Super Bowl destination. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
Packers fans have a unique relationship with their tradition-rich franchise. They own it. Besides being blessed with a hearty and devoted fan following, the Packers are the only publicly owned team in the NFL, so many season ticket holders are also shareholders. And the Lambeau Field faithful know a thing or two about product loyalty. Play free FOX Fantasy Football!
Top 10 NFL cities
What qualities make a good NFL city? For our highly subjective purposes, we're leaning toward those with passionate, devoted fans with some sense of civic pride, and a stadium rich in either character, tradition or creature comforts. Basically, a place you'd want to visit, regardless of your fan allegiance. Did your town crack the top 10? Click onward to find out. Play free FOX Fantasy Football! OFFSEASON TOP 10's: Hottest rivalries | Biggest divas | Scariest fighters | Franchise players under 30