They may be the #1 team in the NFL but Patriot fans are are second best when it comes to the best fans in the NFL according to this study.

Mike Lewis of Emery University set out to determine which NFL team has the best fans. He looked at social media, game attendance (both home and away) and merchandise sales to come up with his list of the teams with the best fan base. Here are the top 5 teams with the best fans according to this study:

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. New England Patriots
  3. Philadelphia Eagles
  4. New York Giants
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers

Hard to disagree, I mean the guy looked at the numbers and we've known for quite some time that the Cowboys have extremely loyal fans, I'm ok with Pats having the second best fan base in the NFL. It's quite impressive actually, think about how many people HATE the Patriots due to all that winning and a few controversies, it's a large number, it seems most of the country hates the Pats, so to come in second isn't all that bad.