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The 20 Most Liked American Sports Teams on Facebook

The Los Angeles Lakers Are The Facebook Champions With 20 Million Likes

The Los Angeles Lakers Are The Facebook Champions With 20 Million Likes

The New England Patriots received their five-millionth Facebook like today, which got me wondering – what exactly does that mean? Is it good? Where does that number of likes fit in amongst other NFL teams – or MLB, NBA and NHL teams, for that matter?

Ninth overall…and third amongst football teams. The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers have more.

But the world of Facebook likes is ruled at the top by basketball, you see. Four NBA teams – the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics – swipe the most likes of all. The Lakers have four times as many likes as the Patriots, in fact – over 20 million.

Why is that? Is it because the NBA’s fanbase is more social-media connected or savvy? Is it because NBA basketball has a greater global reach than any of the four North American sports? Everybody plays b-ball.

NFL football, though, is just huge and it’s spread out. The game is at its peak of popularity – and still peaking, yet. Eight NBA teams make the top 20 most Facebook-liked American sports teams, but 10 NFL teams make it, including seven in the bottom half.

Baseball? The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox squeeze in there at fifth and tenth, respectively.

Hockey? Not one. The Chicago Blackhawks make the NHL’s first appearance in 30th with 2.13M likes.

Click on the team’s link below to visit its official Facebook page. Numbers are rounded and as of the date of this post.

TEAM FACEBOOK LIKES LEAGUE/SPORT
1. Los Angeles Lakers 20.09M NBA Basketball
2. Chicago Bulls 14.51M NBA Basketball
3. Miami Heat 13.46M NBA Basketball
4. Boston Celtics 8.29M NBA Basketball
5. New York Yankees 7.60M MLB Baseball
6. Dallas Cowboys 6.71M NFL Football
7. Pittsburgh Steelers 5.61M NFL Football
8. New York Knicks 5.12M NBA Basketball
9. New England Patriots 5.00M NFL Football
10. Boston Red Sox 4.67M MLB Baseball
11. Oklahoma City Thunder 4.39M NBA Basketball
12. Green Bay Packers 4.22M NFL Football
13. San Antonio Spurs 3.82M NBA Basketball
14. New Orleans Saints 3.71M NFL Football
15. Chicago Bears 3.60M NFL Football
16. Dallas Mavericks 3.50M NBA Basketball
17. New York Giants 3.35M NFL Football
18. San Francisco 49ers 3.23M NFL Football
19. Denver Broncos 2.92M NFL Football
20. Philadelphia Eagles 2.61M NFL Football

Photo: facebook.com

Denver Broncos and the Top 20 NFL Teams with the Most Points Scored in a Season

The 2013 Denver Broncos May Become The Highest Scoring Offense In NFL History Sunday

The 2013 Denver Broncos May Become The Highest Scoring Offense In NFL History Sunday

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are on course to become the most explosive offense in NFL history. They’re just 18 points away from the highest scoring offense ever with just a game to go. They’d supplant the 16-0 Tom Brady-led 2007 New England Patriots.

Brady’s Patriot squads, though, have overall been the most explosive teams in history. They appear four times amongst the 20 teams who have scored the most points in a season.

Kurt Warner‘s St. Louis Rams packed quite a punch, too (three appearances) as did Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints at one time (two times, really).

Most of these offenses made their marks recently – more than half since 2000, and all but two since 1991 – but there are a couple anachronisms in there. How about the Dan Marino-helmed 1984 Miami Dolphins and the even better Joe Theismann-led 1983 Washington Redskins.

UPDATED LIST: Through the 2013 season. The 2013 Denver Broncos are now the highest-scoring team of all time, passing the 2007 New England Patriots. Also note: these are just NFL teams. AFL and AAFC are not included. If the AFL and AAFC were included: the 1961 Houston Oilers (AFL) scored 513 points and the 1948 San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) scored 495 points. Thanks to my source, pro-football-reference.com‘s play index.

  TEAM SEASON POINTS W L T
1. Denver Broncos 2013 606 13 3 0
2. New England Patriots 2007 589 16 0 0
3. Green Bay Packers 2011 560 15 1 0
4. New England Patriots 2012 557 12 4 0
5. Minnesota Vikings 1998 556 15 1 0
6. New Orleans Saints 2011 547 13 3 0
7. Washington Redskins 1983 541 14 2 0
8. St. Louis Rams 2000 540 10 6 0
9. St. Louis Rams 1999 526 13 3 0
10. Indianapolis Colts 2004 522 12 4 0
11. New England Patriots 2010 518 14 2 0
12. Miami Dolphins 1984 513 14 2 0
12. New England Patriots 2011 513 13 3 0
14. New Orleans Saints 2009 510 13 3 0
15. San Francisco 49ers 1994 505 13 3 0
16. St. Louis Rams 2001 503 14 2 0
17. Denver Broncos 1998 501 14 2 0
18. San Diego Chargers 2006 492 14 2 0
19. Denver Broncos 2000 485 11 5 0
19. Washington Redskins 1991 485 14 2 0

Photo: Mark Leffingwell / Reuters via nydailynews.com

The Highest-Scoring Offenses in NFL History (Single Season)

The 1950 Los Angeles Rams Scored 38.83 Points a Game

The 1950 Los Angeles Rams, led by Quarterbacks Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield, Scored 38.83 Points a Game

The 2007 New England Patriots? Nope.

It’s a throwback. The 1950 L.A. Rams are the highest scoring offense in NFL history, running up the scoreboard to the tune of nearly 39 (38.83) points a game. There were only 12 games on the schedule back then, though. Still, talk about dominating your contemporaries.

Those 16-0 Pats from 2007 are the highest scoring offense of the 16-game era (1978-present).

Here are the top 20 teams with the highest points per game averages in a season. My how offense has exploded – 10 of the top 20 occurred from 2000-on.

TEAM SEASON PPG
1. Los Angeles Rams 1950 38.83 12 9 3 0
2. New England Patriots 2007 36.81 16 16 0 0
3. Green Bay Packers 2011 35.00 16 15 1 0
4. New England Patriots 2012 34.81 16 12 4 0
5. Minnesota Vikings 1998 34.75 16 15 1 0
6. New Orleans Saints 2011 34.19 16 13 3 0
7. Washington Redskins 1983 33.81 16 14 2 0
8. St. Louis Rams 2000 33.75 16 10 6 0
9. St. Louis Rams 1999 32.88 16 13 3 0
10. Indianapolis Colts 2004 32.63 16 12 4 0
11. New England Patriots 2010 32.38 16 14 2 0
12. Miami Dolphins 1984 32.06 16 14 2 0
12. New England Patriots 2011 32.06 16 13 3 0
14. New York Giants 1963 32.00 14 11 3 0
15. New Orleans Saints 2009 31.88 16 13 3 0
16. Dallas Cowboys 1966 31.79 14 10 3 1
17. San Francisco 49ers 1994 31.56 16 13 3 0
18. St. Louis Rams 2001 31.44 16 14 2 0
19. Denver Broncos 1998 31.31 16 14 2 0
20. Dallas Cowboys 1968 30.79 14 12 2 0

Photo: Statuto Family via northjersey.com

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