Could Philadelphia Eagles Fans Be The Least Stressed NFL Fanbase?
The Philadelphia Eagles are 8-1 as they enter their Bye Week and their fans get an extra week to bask in the glow of their team holding the best record in the NFL. With their team's success in the last couple of years, the stress levels of Eagles' fans seem to be lower than other NFL fan bases.
After Philadelphia's win over their NFC Rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, the Eagles's fans are flying higher than any other NFL fan base. So could the fans of the NFL team based in the "City of Brotherly Love" be less stressed than any other fan base?
According to research done by Betway Insider, they ranked all NFL teams by the mitigating stressors currently on their fan bases. The rankings are based on a composite score based on the following factors: the Team's Winning Percentage, the Number of Injured Players, how many Penalties and Turnovers an NFL commits, the Margin of Victory, and the Percentage of Social Media Feedback that is Negative.
The Betway Insider rankings have determined that the Philadelphia Eagles give their fans the least amount of stress out of the 32 NFL Teams. There are only four teams that have under a 2.8 Stress Score: Eagles (2.2714), San Francisco 49ers (2.3092), Cincinnati Bengals (2.5045), and Kansas City Chiefs (2.5377). Philadelphia has the third-best average Margin of Victory in the NFL this season (7.8) and is tied for the 11th fewest Injured Players in the league (15 - tied with the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts).
Philadelphia Sports fans deserve to have "less stress" considering the heartbreak they suffered with the Phillies choking away the National League Championship Series and the 76ers' Infamy for being unable to get out of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. The Eagles are the centerpiece of Philly Sports Fandom and the passion for the football team is comparable to the fanaticism of College Football fans in states such as Alabama and Texas.
So let's raise a glass to the Eagles at 8-1 and a Bye Week where Eagles' fans have the least amount to stress about...at least until November 20th.
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