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Updated Fun with NFL Attendance numbers (wk 2)

Week 2 numbers updated with MNF data

In an effort to keep the media honest here are the week two numbers. Attendance numbers are based on ESPNs reporting. Note that 2 teams have yet to have a season opener and so have yet to report attendance figures.

I also note the size of the stadium, its rank in the league, PPS and Metro Area Stats Numbers are assumed to be tickets distributed by the team.. After a little extra research, it seems that the teams that report more than 100% are adding ALL The tickets they distributed along with the tickets given to the visiting team (Weither they were used or not)

Also to keep things equal and fair.. I am sorting not by the number attending, but by the percentage of capacity of the stadium.

So what do we know now coming off week 2? Well what we already knew from 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Oakland, Detroit and St Louis were consistantly in the bottom 4. So, looking at 2010-2011 so far it looks as if nothing has changed, other than the fact Tampa has replaced Jacksonville as one of the doormats.

RK TEAM Games Total AVG PCT Stadium Max RK PPS MSA (ADJ) 
1 Indianapolis 1 67,275 67,275 106.8 66,153 24 26.4 1,743,658
2 Dallas 1 85,168 85,168 106.5 80,000 4 80.6 6,447,615
3 Philadelphia 1 69,144 69,144 102.3 69,144 18 86.3 5,968,252
4 Chicago 1 62,080 62,080 100.9 61,500 32 155.8 9,580,567
5 Seattle 1 67,044 67,044 100.1 67,000 22 50.9 3,407,848
6 New England 1 68,756 68,756 100 68,756 20 106 7,288,680
7 Tennessee 2 138,286 69,143 100 69,143 19 22.9 1,582,264
8 Houston 1 70,974 70,974 99.9 71,500 13 82.1 5,867,489
9 Minnesota 1 63,846 63,846 99.6 64,121 29 51 3,269,814
10 San Francisco 1 69,732 69,732 99.3 70,207 17 30.8 2,158,927
11 Denver 1 75,130 75,130 98.7 76,125 6 33.5 2,552,195
12 Carolina 1 72,577 72,577 98.4 73,778 9 23.7 1,745,524
13 Pittsburgh 1 63,609 63,609 97.9 65,050 27 36.2 2,354,957
14 Cincinnati 1 64,071 64,071 97.8 65,790 26 33 2,171,896
15 Washington 2 178,910 89,455 97.5 91,704 1 59.7 5,476,241
16 Green Bay 1 70,741 70,741 97 72,928 12 25.9 1,886,783
17 New Orleans 1 70,051 70,051 96 72,968 11 16.3 1,189,981
18 NY Jets 2 156,662 78,331 94.9 82,566 2 (T) 115.5 9,534,898
19 Buffalo 1 69,295 69,295 94.8 73,967 8 84.1 6,223,804
20 Jacksonville 1 63,636 63,636 94.7 67,164 21 24.8 1,668,144
21 Atlanta 1 66,824 66,824 93.8 71,228 15 76.9 5,475,213
22 NY Giants 1 77,245 77,245 93.6 82,566 2 (T) 115.5 9,534,898
23 Kansas City 1 71,297 71,297 92.9 77,000 5 26.9 2,067,585
24 Cleveland 1 65,377 65,377 89.3 73,200 10 28.6 2,091,286
25 Detroit 1 56,688 56,688 87.9 64,500 28 68.3 4,403,437
26 San Diego 1 62,691 62,691 87.9 71,294 14 56.9 4,053,793
27 St. Louis 1 52,440 52,440 80.3 66,965 23 42.2 2,828,990
28 Oakland 1 48,396 48,396 76.8 63,026 31 34.3 2,158,927
29 Tampa Bay 1 47,211 47,211 71.9 65,857 25 41.7 2,747,272
30 Arizona - - - - 63,400 30 68.8 4,364,094
31 Baltimore - - - - 71,008 16 37.9 2,690,886
32 Miami - - - - 75,192 7 73.8 5,547,051
  NFL AVG 75,695 67,525 95 71,088   57 4,065,093

NOTE: MSA (Metro Statistical Area Population) is based on 2010 US Census data (Not simply the city itself). 

In cases of the smaller markets adjustments were made to reflect the community the team support is pulled from I.E.: Green Bay (added Milwaukee, WI), New Orleans (added Baton Rouge, LA), Jacksonville (added Savannah/Brunswick, GA), and Buffalo (added Toronto, ON). In this regard it evened out the smaller franchises statistically. Altough in one case in did have a major affect in one teams ranking, that being Buffallo. Which can be seen as either the smallest market in the NFL (MSA 1.1 MIL) or the 6th largest (6.2 MIL w/ Toronto included).

In the case of larger markets sharing a team the MSA was split i.e.: NYC and San Francisco/Oakland MSAs. Intrestingly enough even split in half it made little effect on those teams rankings.

One other exception was the New England Patriots.. as they are closer to Rhode Island than Boston I added both Boston and Rhode Islands MSA numbers.

Feel free to play with these numbers as you want.. because as a wise man one said.. there are Lies, Damn lies and Statistics.. 

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