Football is the most popular sport in the U.S. Fans show their passion and excitement during every game and at every single level, from high school to the NCAA and obviously the National Football League.
And, although the NFL takes place in the U.S, people from all over the world follow its action pretty closely. But, have you ever wondered which are the teams with the most fans and followers?
If the answer is yes, then today’s your lucky day, as we broke it out after conducting meticulous research on social media. So, without further introduction, sit down and enjoy while we let you know about the 25 NFL teams with most fans on Instagram.
25. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills have 1.04 million followers on Instagram and are one of the biggest niche teams in the NFL. The Bills made it to four straight Super Bowl finals from 1990-1993, they are infamous for having lost each one. Despite that they have a rabid fanbase that bear the cold and have been with the team through thick and thin.
24. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals are followed by 1.1 million fans on Instagram, the team founded in 1898 makes them one of the oldest teams in NFL history. They are also nomads having played in six different cities.
23. Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings has 1.15 million followers and have made 30 playoff appearances. Last making the playoffs in 2019, the Vikings are hoping to get back into the postseason and give their fans something to cheer about.
22. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals were conference champions in 2021 and are hoping to reach even bigger goals in 2022. The Cincinnati Bengals have 1.16 million followers on Instagram.
21. Atlanta Falcons
The two-time NFC champions are still searching for that first Super Bowl. The Falcons have a strong following of 1.2 million fans on Instagram and play in one of the best stadiums in the world. Can they finally make it?
20. Miami Dolphins
Two-time Super Bowl winners the Miami Dolphins have been a mainstay in the NFL since their founding in 1965. Known best for the era of Dan Marino, the 1.3 million followers on Instagram are hoping to make the playoffs since 2016.
19. Houston Texans
Since 2022 the Houston Texans have been in the NFL and have made the playoffs six times as well as winning the division title six times. The team has 1.33 million followers on Instagram and are ready for a breakout 2022.
18. Denver Broncos
The three-time Super Bowl champions have not been to the postseason since 2015, but that doesn’t stop the Bronco fans from showing all their support. The team has 1.35 million fans on Instagram following their every move.
17. Cleveland Browns
The legendary Browns have been a mainstay in the NFL since 1944, having won 8 championships before the Super Bowl era. On social media the Browns have 1.36 million fans on Instagram who are hoping for another playoff run in 2022.
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers have Tom Brady and two Super Bowl titles to build on their popularity. The Brady effect has lifted the team’s exposure and social media engagement. The Bucs have 1,4 million fans on Instagram.
15. Chicago Bears
The famed Chicago Bears, winner of that legendary 1985 Super Bowl, have 1.44 million followers on Instagram and are looking to get back to the spotlight with their first playoff run since 2020.
14. Baltimore Ravens
The fans in Baltimore love the NFL, and they had to put up with the Colts leaving the city. Luckily the Ravens have picked up the mantle, having won the Super Bowl 2 times. The team has a healthy 1.6 million followers on Instagram.
13. Los Angeles Rams
The 1.61 million followers of the Rams have been through a lot; the team moved from Saint Louis in 2015 to return to LA since 1994. The move has paid off as the team has been to the playoffs the last two seasons.
12. Carolina Panthers
The two-time NFL champions want to make it back to the playoffs since 2017. The Panthers fans are some of the loudest in the NFL and they make up 1.8 million on Instagram.
11. New Orleans Saints
The 2009 Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints have 1.9 million followers on Instagram and are looking to get back to the big stage after last making the playoffs in 2020.
10. Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders were once a major team in the NFL, their jackets were once one of the highest selling in the 1990s. Since 2020 the Las Vegas Raiders have been in Sin City and have 2 million followers.
9. Philadelphia Eagles
One of the most passionate fans in the league, the Philadelphia Eagles is one of the places to be when going to see in the NFL. That rabid fanbase is 2.2 million on Instagram.
8. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are at 2.25 million followers on the gram, the team won it all in 2019 and will look to get the Super Bowl back in KC in 2023. Patrick Mahomes is who the club is banking on leading the way.
7. New York Giants
Big Blue is one of the most popular teams in New York, and on Instagram the New York Giants have 2.3 million followers on Instagram. The four-time champions are looking to get back to the NFL top in 2022.
6. San Francisco 49ers
The five-time champions are one of the best teams in NFL history. The San Francisco 49ers have 2.4 million followers and were in the playoffs in 2019 and 2021.
5. Green Bay Packers
The Packers are hugely popular and are owned by the fans, with more than 2.5 million followers the four-time champions have Aaron Rodgers and with that they are an instant title competitor.
4. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks wants to get back to the big time for the first time since 2019. With 2.9 million followers on Instagram and a rabid fan base, the Seahawks are a great ticket to see an NFL game.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the best supported teams in all of the NFL. The Steelers have over 3.1 million fans and are just one of the loudest supporters in the whole league.
2. Dallas Cowboys
America’s team, the five-time champions are considered the most popular team in the whole league, although on Instagram they rank second. 4 million fans follow the Cowboys who are ready to win their first title since 1995.
1. New England Patriots
The team of the social media age winning six Super Bowls and having Tom Brady build on his legend. 4.6 million followers, the Patriots are the most followed team on Instagram.