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.
EmpireStakes.com – 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.
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)