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How ‘Bout Them Cowboys–Still America’s Team –Dave’s Diary

How ‘bout them Cowboys! They may not be number one on the charts but they are number one in our hearts!  According to a Harris Poll for six years running America’s favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks made quite a jump into the top 12 while the Colts without Manning will have to man up a few places to make up ground they lost since the last survey.  We wish them Luck—get it, Andrew Luck?  Sorry for the cheese, which by the way reminds me that the cheese heads home team Green Bay Packers come in at number two.

Here are all 32 NFL teams, ranked by favorite:

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

Here are more fact from the Harris Poll survey:

  • The Seattle Seahawks moved up 15 places on the list from number 27 in 2011, the last time the survey was conducted, to number 12 in 2013.
  • The Indianapolis Colts dropped 13 places from number 6 to number 19.
  • The Tennessee Titans dropped 10 spots, from number 21 to number 31.
  • The Oakland Raiders moved up nine places, from number 25 to a tie with the Ravens and Cardinals at number 16.
  • The San Francisco 49ers moved up eight spots, from number 16 to number 8.
  • For the fourth time in a row, the Jacksonville Jaguars are at the bottom of the list at number 32.


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