Arizona is one of the states with some of the most NFL-obsessed fans in the United States.

Arizona Among States With Most NFL-Obsessed Fans In U.S.
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With the NFL Draft on the horizon and the offseason in full swing, fans are eagerly anticipating the return of football games.

Which fanbases show the most dedication and obsession with their team during the offseason and when gearing up for Arizona NFL betting?

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  • My NFL team is a crucial aspect of my life and I cannot imagine it without them.
  • My NFL team is a crucial component of my everyday schedule.

NFL’s Most Obsessed Fans

Rank Team Statement 1 Statement 2 Average Positive Response
1Chicago Bears30%32%31%
2Buffalo Bills29%31%30%
3Baltimore Ravens30%29%29.5%
4Dallas Cowboys28%28%28%
5Carolina Panthers29%23%26%
6Cincinnati Bengals26%25%25.5%
7Green Bay Packers26%24%25%
8Arizona Cardinals23%26%24.5%
9N.Y. Giants24%24%24%
T10San Francisco 49ers23%24%23.5%
T10Kansas City Chiefs24%23%23.5%
T10Denver Broncos24%23%23.5%
Note — Survey is a sample size of individuals who claimed to be a fan of a NFL team.

Opinions of Cardinals fans on the team

The survey results suggest that Cardinals fans show a strong loyalty to the team, as evidenced by their ongoing support on Arizona betting apps for the last two years.

Arizona ranked eighth in the survey with an average positive response rate of 24.5% to either statement.

On average, Cardinals fans ranked in between Green Bay Packers supporters (25%) and New York Giants fans (24%).

23% of Cardinals fans said they couldn’t imagine life without supporting their NFL team, and 26% said the team is a vital part of their daily routines.

Bears fans were ranked as the top fan base in the survey, followed by Bills fans in second place.

The 49ers were the only team from the NFC West to make it into the top-10 in the league, as their fans tied for 10th place with supporters of the Chiefs and Broncos.

As the NFL increases its year-round presence, it is inevitable that teams will play a larger role in the lives of fans.

Thursday will see the continuation of the NFL Draft, known as the league’s “second season.” Arizona is in possession of the third overall pick, with Texas Tech’s Tyree Wilson and Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud as the top favorites to be chosen, as per BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona, with both players having +250 odds.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, having worked at, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. Currently, he is the primary writer at

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