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Buffalo Bills Third in NFL Most Likable Franchise List

June 29th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The Buffalo Bills are among the most likable teams in the NFL, according to a recent ranking.

Crowd at the Buffalo Bills vs Jackson Jaguars game from Flickr via Wylio? 2010 mark.watmough, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio

Fox Sports named the Bills the third-most likable team among neutral parties. The rankings come from the perspective of a new fan of the sport choosing a team to follow, like some U.S. soccer fans are doing with Eurpoean soccer teams.

The rankings cited the "Chicago Cubs quality" the Bills possess for being "lovable losers." The rabid fan base and underdog quality the team has also make it attractive to outsiders, the report said.

So Manchester United they are not. But that's OK.

Topping the list were the Pittsburgh Steelers (consistent success) and Green Bay Packers (close-knit feel fans have with the team). The bottom three were the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and – at No. 32 – the New England Patriots, who were cited for an immensely unlikable coach in Bill Belichick and a quarterback in Tom Brady who's not relatable.

Elsewhere in the AFC East, the New York Jets came in at No. 6, while the Miami Dolphins were No. 17.

Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Bills, Football, green bay packers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

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