The New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys are two of the most popular teams in the NFL. And to some, they are two of the most loathed teams in the league.
So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise to find that two teams which elicit such intense emotions were also the subject of more petitions than any other in the league when we analyzed the NFL petitions in our database.
But which team comes out on top in a head-to-head match-up? The New England Patriots were the subject of more than 110 petitions, nearly double that of the Dallas Cowboys, which were the subject of 60.
Following “Deflategate,” many people created petitions about the Patriots, both in favor of and against the team. Showing the staunch loyalty of Patriots fan, one petition about the Patriots asks the team’s fans to boycott the first half of the season opener to make a point to Roger Goodell.
But that doesn’t mean that all petitions about a team are criticizing it or the NFL. Some petitions about NFL teams are simply asking the team to do something for its fans.
One of the petitions about the Dallas Cowboys, for instance, asks Roger Goodell to sanction an annual game between the two teams in the state of Texas: the Cowboys and the Houston Texans.
Below is a list of the 10 NFL teams, out of the total 32, that were the subject of the most petitions. We generated this list by looking at all time petition creation and analyzing the titles of those petitions.
Top 10 NFL Teams That Are the Subject of the Most Petitions
1. New England Patriots
There are 110 petitions about the New England Patriots, such as Boycott First Half Patriots Season Opener.
2. Dallas Cowboys
There are 60 petitions about the Dallas Cowboys, such as Dallas cowboys vs. Green bay packer rematch.
There are 54 petitions about Washington, such as Change the name of the Washington “Redskins”.
4. Seattle Seahawks
There are 44 petitions about the Seattle Seahawks, such as Name The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX Champions.
5. Baltimore Ravens
There are 43 petitions about the Baltimore Ravens, such as Suspend Ravens RB Ray Rice.
6. Carolina Panthers
There are 42 petitions about the Carolina Panthers, such as Keep Steve Smith with the Carolina Panthers.
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
There are 41 petitions about the Pittsburgh Steelers, such as Say NO to Michael Vick on the Pittsburgh Steelers team.
8. Green Bay Packers
There are 38 petitions about the Green Bay Packers, such as Allow the public to attend Brett Favre’s induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall Fame by having it outside on Lambeau Field.
9. Miami Dolphins
There are 33 petitions about the Miami Dolphins, such as Revert back to the old Miami Dolphins Logo!
10. Detroit Lions
There are 30 petitions about the Detroit Lions, such as Ask the Detroit Lions to Make an “It Gets Better” Video!