Most American Bengals cheer in the playoffs

CINCINNATI — More NFL fans on Twitter support the Cincinnati Bengals in conference championship games than any other franchise remaining in the NFL playoffs.

That’s according to the team’s hashtags and user location data collected by the BetOnline website, which said it had tracked more than 200,000 tweets since Sunday night.

BetOnline has broken down each state based on its rooting interest.

  • Cincinnati Bengals – 19 states
  • Kansas City Chiefs – 16 States
  • Los Angeles Rams 9 States
  • San Francisco 49ers – 6 States

The Bengals took most of the states east of the Mississippi and a few to the west. These states included Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Denver and Utah.

Kansas City Chiefs were favorites in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota , South Dakota, Minnesota and Alaska.

The Los Angeles Rams were popular in Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona.

The 49ers were most favored in California, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, Idaho and Montana.


BetOnline has been tracking fan interest in the four remaining NFL playoff teams since Sunday, January 23, 2021. The Cincinnati Bengals were the most favored team, taking 19 states.

“There were a few interesting takeaways from the card,” BetOnline’s Ryan Taylor said in a statement. “For example, Michigan roots for the Rams and former (Detroit) Lion Matthew Stafford; Broncos territory roots for the Bengals to eliminate the division rival Chiefs and the 49ers taking California over the Rams.

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