Assessing the Most Restless Fanbases in the NFL

Assessing the Most Restless Fanbases in the NFL
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Fandom is a great thing. It shows passion, enthusiasm and care for your team in whatever they do on and off the field. New York has three of those fanbases, but two that stand out. – your source for New York sports betting - utilized Statista’s 2022 “Hours of Sleep” survey of NFL fans. The survey drew 1,020 respondents to find who currently are the NFL fanbases who claim to be the most “restless.”

Keep in mind, this is just a sample size of NFL fans who claimed to be a fan of a specific NFL team. The percentage represents how many people who “sleep on average 6 hours or less a night” out of the sample. Percentages were rounded to the nearest whole number.

The Most Restless NFL Fanbases

Here is what we found under the pillow.

RankTeam% Averaging 6 Hrs.Sleep or Less
1 Buffalo Bills16%
2 New York Giants15%
T-3 Dallas Cowboys13%
T-3 Atlanta Falcons13%
T-3 Green Bay Packers13%
6 Chicago Bears11%
7 Pittsburgh Steelers10%
8 Kansas City Chiefs9%
T-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers8%
T-9 Arizona Cardinals8%


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New York Finishes 1-2

The Buffalo Bills topped the list with 16% of its fanbase who average six hours or less of sleep. Fans are named “Bills Mafia” for a reason. Fans are always sweating the Bills playoff chances and probably tired from so many near misses at the Super Bowl.

For eight games at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, the Bills home attendance posted 547,450 for eight games, averaging 68,431 (95.5%) per game. Highmark has a capacity of 71,608. One of the oldest teams and fanbases in the league, the New York Giants, ranked second, just one percentage point behind at 15%, and two points ahead of the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers (13%.)

The Giants has a surprising season last year, making the playoffs, and fans are bullish on the Giants playoff chances. Last season, the Giants were No. 3 in home attendance. In nine games, 688,266 people walked through the gates at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., averaging 76,474 (92.7%) per game.

BetMGM Sportsbook Latest Future Odds

Here are the latest BetMGM New York future odds on both the Bills and Giants heading into September.


  • To win AFC: +500 (opened at +450)
  • To win Super Bowl: +900 (opened at +900)


  • To win NFC: +2500 (opened at +1800)
  • To win Super Bowl: +6600 (opened at +4000) 


Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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